ALLEN PARK, MI – Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh has been drafted No. 2 overall by the Detroit Lions.
The Heisman Trophy finalist becomes the first defensive tackle to be drafted among the top two picks in the NFL draft since Oakland took Darrell Russell in 1997.
The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Suh was the first defensive player to win The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year award since its inception in 1998. He had 4 1/2 sacks against Texas in the Big 12 title game and finished with 12 sacks for the season.
Detroit has a lot of needs after becoming the first team in NFL history to lose 30 games in two seasons.
Its biggest voids are on defense, and drafting Suh seems to make it much tougher in the middle of the line.