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Lions trade into fourth round, pick DL Gabe Wright of Auburn

Lions trade into fourth round, pick DL Gabe Wright of Auburn

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have drafted Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright after trading into the fourth round.

Detroit was initially supposed to have picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds Saturday, but the Lions added a fourth-rounder when they sent a 2016 third-round pick to Philadelphia. Detroit took the 6-foot-3, 284-pound Wright, the latest move in the Lions' attempt to restock their defensive line after losing Ndamukong Suh to free agency.

Detroit also lost defensive tackle Nick Fairley this offseason, but now the Lions have added another interior player from the same college as Fairley. Wright was an honorable mention player on the AP's All-Southeastern Conference team in 2013 and 2014.

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