Lions Nab Corner With Last Pick Of Day One

The Detroit Lions concluded their first day of the NFL draft by selecting cornerback Stanley Wilson out of Stanford.

The Detroit Lions concluded their first day of the NFL draft by selecting cornerback Stanley Wilson out of Stanford.

The 6-0, 190lb Wilson is known primarily for his jaw-dropping speed. The former track star ran his 40-time in 4.34, and can hang with any receiver stride for stride. His leaping ability is also above par.

The only concern with Wilson is his size and mechanics. With a smaller muscular build, Wilson struggles with bigger, stronger receivers, and also doesn't possess strong footwork and isn't very fluid. However, those are issues that can be corrected with coaching.

Earlier in the day, Detroit surprisingly selected USC wide out Mike Williams to add to their trophy collection of receivers. In the second, the team traded up to snatch fellow Trojan Shaun Cody, a defensive tackle.

Detroit holds two more draft selections, 184 overall (sixth round) and 223 overall (seventh round).

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