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Draft Picks Continue For Lions Including Travis Lewis

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Linebacker Travis Lewis #28 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates following the Insight Bowl. (File photo Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Linebacker Travis Lewis #28 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates following the Insight Bowl. (File photo Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Lions have selected Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Detroit drafted him No. 223 overall Saturday.

Lewis, who is from San Antonio, was the third former Sooners standout drafted by Detroit.

Detroit started off Saturday by taking Oklahoma’s Ronnell Lewis, who can play defensive end or outside linebacker, in the fourth round, drafted Temple outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead and Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood in the fifth round.

“We feel good about all those guys helping us on defense and special teams,” general manager Martin Mayhew said.

The Lions took wide receiver Ryan Broyles in the second round and Ronnell Lewis, who can play defensive end or outside linebacker, in the fourth round.

Lewis became the first player in Oklahoma history to lead, or share the team lead, in tackles four years in a row. He had four interceptions as a freshman and finished with nine.

Later, Detroit drafted New Mexico State cornerback Jonte Green in the sixth round. He had two interceptions last season at New Mexico State.

The Lions didn’t start the draft with a six-round pick because the NFL took it away because of a tampering charge involving Kansas City.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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