Lions trade up, get Auburn RB in Day 2 of NFL Draft

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Detroit traded a fourth-round pick to New England on Friday night, moving up eight spots in the second to take running back Kerryon Johnson. Ragnow and Johnson are two pieces of a complex puzzle, but the future is bright in the Motor City. Johnson ran for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns last season despite missing two games with an injury, and he chose to skip his senior season to enter the draft.

Quote - "He's a very patient runner initially, but when he sees the hole he's got great acceleration and he really finishes runs very well", Quinn said. "They basically run between the guards, so I think this guy's very versatile that he can run inside, but I think we'll use him more to run outside as well".

Ragnow chose to stay in college and was a second-team preseason All-America player, but injury stunted his shot at winning awards.


The 2018 National Football League draft has concluded, though the Detroit Lions will continue to work to get undrafted free agents to sign with the club over the next couple days. Quinn says he can play anywhere from the seven-technique to nose tackle.

A year ago was Hand's first as a full-time player for the Alabama. "Walker, who has a strong frame at 6' 2", 200 lbs., gives teams a lot of versatility with how they want to use him.

In New England, fullback James Develin became a Pro Bowler a year ago after switching positions from defensive line and climbing through practice squads.


After not having a sixth-round selection, the Lions finished out their draft by selecting FB Nick Bawden out of the San Diego State. Drive blocker with exceptional strength that was voted the Pac-12's offensive lineman of the year in voting by the conference's defensive linemen.

Skinny - Earned his scholarship as a quarterback and started two games his freshman season before being converted to fullback in in 2015 and was the lead blocker for NCAA's top rusher in 2016 (Donnel Pumphrey) and 2017 (Rashaad Penny).


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