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9-7, 2nd in NFC North

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Brad Kaaya's inconsistent tape and lack of mobility pushed him down the board to the Lions in the sixth round. Kaaya has shown that can produce in a pro style system at Miami, but he needs a clean pocket and he will struggle vs. pressure. I thought Kaaya played really good football this past season vs. Pitt when looking at his accuracy, anticipation and the ability to work through his reads. But the majority of his tape is up and down. Needs time to develop with pro coaching in Detroit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Kaaya's mom, Angela Means Kaaya, played Felicia in the classic movie Friday -- inspiring the famous line, "Bye, Felicia." She was also in House Party 3.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions drafted a QB for the second straight year, taking Brad Kaaya from Miami. Kaaya was a three-year starter at Miami and will compete with Jake Rudock for the No. 2 QB spot behind Matthew Stafford. Should be a tough competition in camp.

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Kaaya gives Lions more depth at QB

A three year starter within a pro-style system, Brad Kaaya shows fast eyes working through progressions and is extremely accurate when throwing from a clean pocket. His lack of ideal mobility is a concern, and he needs to show he can be more consistent under pressure.

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After two years in junior college, Jeremiah Ledbetter took advantage of his opportunity at Arkansas. He posted 104 tackles and 15 tackles for loss over the last two seasons, as well as 5.5 sacks as a senior.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions took DE Jeremiah Ledbetter out of Arkansas with the No. 205 pick in the sixth round. The Lions needed to add an edge rusher who can move inside for passing downs and that's what he can bring. Pro Football Focus' player comp is Adrian Clayborn.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions CB Jamal Agnew said the nickname "$WAGNEW" came from his sophomore year when he tried to make the dress code a bit better at the University of San Diego.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions CB Jamal Agnew said speed is "a big part" of his game. Said it's important at his position. Couldn't predict when he would be drafted.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions CB Jamal Agnew said the team hasn't told him what his role will be yet. Said he really likes the culture, almost like a family.

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Not only is Jamal Agnew productive on the football field (37 career pass break-ups), but he was first-team all-conference as a basketball point guard and a 100-meter champion as a sprinter at San Diego.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The draft picks of Jamal Agnew and Teez Tabor shows how much the Lions want to upgrade their secondary. Players like Alex Carter, Quandre Diggs and even Nevin Lawson (in a contract year) should be on notice with how the Lions have been drafting and working in free agency in the defensive backfield.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Jamal Agnew from San Diego is pick No. 165 to Detroit. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound slot corner is a fast player who can handle the inside and also has potential as a returner. He averaged 12.7 yards per punt return last year.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin draft highlights (0:45)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Michael Roberts said this is "a dream to support my mother." He said he thought his mother, Maria Young, was still crying downstairs.

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Michael Roberts draft highlights (0:55)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jalen Reeves-Maybin said his favorite football player growing up was LaDanian Tomlinson. Reeves-Maybin said he was a high school quarterback.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jalen Reeves-Maybin said his cousin is former Tigers OF Cameron Maybin. Reeves-Maybin said he was a pretty good baseball player but gave it up for football.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin said his shoulder injury is good and he's cleared now. Said he's past it.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Think about the route tree in Detroit and how TE Michael Roberts can fit in the system. The ball comes out quick. Roberts has the size (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) to create some leverage on stick routes, flat routes and bring some matchup ability to the red zone. Some value here for the Lions in double tight end sets.

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Michael Roberts was mostly off the radar through three seasons at Toledo, but he exploded for 45 catches, 533 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't get too caught up with the 4.86 40 time -- tight end Michael Roberts is a steal for the Lions. Huge, 6-foot-4, 270-pound target with a big catch radius and knack for explosive plays. Strong blocker. ?Overcome a lot to get where he is today.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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