Detroit Lions’ re-draft round 5
Round seven was a bust, round six was okay, and in the fifth round, the Detroit Lions managed another okay pick in Caraun Reid, a defensive tackle from Princeton. With depth not being very good along the defensive line, Reid started 12 games in his second year and is still kicking around the league since being let go by the Detroit Lions after two years.
The better pick came at pick 161, three after Reid, though. Corey Linsley, the Green Bay Packers starting center, was taken and has started 86 games for the Pack since being selected. The 6-3, 296-pound former Buckeye had all of the requisite strength and agility and has held up well as a zone-blocking center.
The Lions selected a center in this draft and while they did get some production out of Travis Swanson, he is retired and missed a lot of time due to concussions and injuries prior to quitting football.
Also of note is that A.J. McCarron and eventual Lions linebacker Devon Kennard went in round five when the Lions could’ve used a backup quarterback to develop and trade or an outside linebacker that could stay on the field.