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Tide players taken on Day 3 of 2018 NFL Draft

May 25 2018, 02:56 | Van Peters

The Lions traded up to take Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson in the second round of the NFL draft

The Lions traded up to take Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson in the second round of the NFL draft

Ragnow and Johnson are two pieces of a complex puzzle, but the future is bright in the Motor City.

Check out some highlights of the play-making running back from Auburn.

Skinny - Started 13 games as a freshman and took over the starting job in 2017 as a junior earning second-team AP status and first team all-SEC with 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns on 285 carries.

"He's a very patient runner initially, but when he sees the hole he's got great acceleration and he really finishes runs very well", said Quinn. I knew how tough you had to be and everything that goes along with that.

The 6-foot-1, 206-pound standout became the highest player taken from the Ragin' Cajuns since 2012, when defensive back Dwight Bentley was taken in the third round by the Lions. "Those are the two things that he's paid to do and I think he does both of them equally as well".

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Friday was a much more interesting day, as General Manager Bob Quinn said in his press conference after the day had ended.

The Detroit Lions ended the 2018 National Football League draft the way they started it. He led the Ragin' Cajuns in tackles as a senior and is third on the school's career list in tackles by a defensive back.

Hand, 22, had 71 tackles and 9 sacks in four years at Alabama. Mayhew built a good core initially, but near the end of his tenure, he began selecting players with more flash than consistency. "Good scheme fit for us".

In the seventh and final round, the team took fullback Nick Bawden out of San Diego State with the 237th overall selection. He was the second offensive lineman taken by the team in this year's Draft. According to Pro Football Focus, he was the highest-graded fullback blocker in 2016 and the third best a year ago, despite playing the majority of the season with a club on in hand.

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