ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions drafted Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant in the fourth round Saturday.
Detroit traded down from the 111th pick to No. 117 in a deal with Atlanta. Bryant had eight sacks last season for the national champion Tigers. As a junior in 2017, he earned third-team All-America honors.
Bryant was the first defensive lineman taken by Detroit in this year’s draft. The Lions used their first three picks on a tight end, a linebacker and a defensive back.
Bryant finished his Clemson career with 20 sacks and 32 quarterback pressures. He started 29 games for the Tigers.