Trojan War: Lions Swap with Titans, Grab DT Cody

The Detroit Lions moved up in the second round, selecting USC defensive tackle Shaun Cody. In-depth bio from NFL scout inside.

The Detroit Lions swapped second round picks with the Tennessee Titans Saturday afternoon, moving up four slots to the 37th overall selection where they drafted USC defensive tackle Shaun Cody. Detroit also had to forfeit its fourth round pick (113 overall) to the Titans.

The Lions have three picks remaining, including a third-rounder (72 overall), a selection in round-six (184 overall) and round-seven (223 overall). Below is an in-depth bio on Shaun Cody, provided by

Shaun Cody School: USC
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 293 40: 4.95 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman, winning both All-Conference and All- American honors the past two seasons. Finished his senior year with 45/13/10 after a junior campaign of 26/10.5/6.

Positives: Athletic defensive lineman who forces the action from either the end or tackle position. Quick off the ball, has the ability to change direction at full speed and displays a closing burst to the play. Gets leverage on opponents, quick with his hands and works to protect himself throughout the action. Strings plays out to the flanks and shows speed off the edge. Tenacious, chases hard and takes it to the ball handler. Outstanding techniques and moves. Stout at the point and effective defending the run or rushing the edge.

Negatives: At times easily wired in blocks or handled by a single opponent. Gets straight legged and stood up at the line.

Analysis: A super athletic prospect that can be used in a variety of defensive systems as well as a number of spots on the line, Cody possesses good upside for the next level. Offers growth potential which will only make him better as he physically matures. Should be a solid yet unspectacular player in the NFL.

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