Lions take Ohio St cornerback Jeff Okudah at No. 3 overall

Published: Apr. 23, 2020 at 11:39 PM EDT
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The Detroit Lions have selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah with the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft. Detroit went into the opening round desperately needing to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season. Lions ownership gave general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia a chance to come back after they lost nine straight and 12 of 13 games to close out a three-win season in 2019. Quinn and Patricia will have a better chance to keep their jobs if their first-round pick produces as a rookie.