DETROIT, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah with the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft.
Detroit went into the opening round desperately needing to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.
Lions ownership gave general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia a chance to come back after they lost nine straight and 12 of 13 games to close out a three-win season in 2019.
Quinn and Patricia will have a better chance to keep their jobs if their first-round pick produces as a rookie.