ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been
taken by the Detroit Lions with the No. 13 overall pick overall in
the NFL draft.
Detroit drafted the Auburn standout Thursday night to strengthen
perhaps the best part of an improved team.
The Lions took defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second
pick of the 2010 draft and he was the only rookie on The Associated
Press All-Pro team. They also have standouts Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams on the defensive line.
The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Fairley entered the draft after winning
the Lombardi Award as a junior with the Tigers.
The native of Mobile, Ala., was once projected as a possible No.
1 overall pick. His stock seeped to slip because of questions about
his work ethic.
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