Sep 10, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA: New Mexico State Aggies defensive back Jonte Green (1) tries to prevent Minnesota Gophers quarterback Marqueis Gray (5) from scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Aggies won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Select Jonte Green in Sixth Round of 2012 NFL Draft


The Detroit Lions have made their seventh selection of the 2012 NFL Draft:

Who: Jonte Green
What: Cornerback
Where: New Mexico State
When: Round 6, Pick 26 (196 Overall)
Why: Another pick at perhaps the team’s biggest area of need. The Lions waited to take a cornerback until the third round but now have three total in their draft class. It’s a quantity approach over putting all their eggs in one basket and one that should produce at least one solid starter down the line – it’s just hard to know at this point which one it will be. Green has average size and good speed but will have a chance to compete in what should be a hotly contested battle for cornerback roster spots in training camp.

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