Detroit Lions stay in trenches, take DTs Onwuzurike, McNeill

NFL Draft

A Detroit Lions fan, left, who was chosen to be on stage, holds a team jersey with the name of the team’s first-round pick Penei Sewell, an offensive lineman from Oregon, at the NFL football draft Thursday April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions selected a pair of defensive tackles on the second day of the NFL draft.

They took Levi Onwuzurike of Washington in the second round and Alim McNeill of N.C. State in the third. Onwuzurike played mostly nose tackle with the Huskies.

He was a second-team All-American in the preseason, but he opted out of the 2020 season. It’s the second straight day the Lions tried to improve on the line of scrimmage.

They drafted offensive tackle Penei Sewell with the seventh overall pick. Onwuzurike was taken at No. 41.

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