Lions get one extra pick
League rules call for there to be 256 picks in the draft. After compensatory picks are awarded, open slots are filled based on first-round draft order. The Lions received the second to last pick, No. 255 overall. Two years ago, they took Mr. Irrelevant Ramzee Robinson with the last pick in the draft.
They now have eight overall picks, including two first- and two third-rounders, but no choices in the fourth or fifth rounds.
The league also announced its prime-time kickoff weekend and Thanksgiving games at its annual meetings Monday. The Lions host Green Bay on Thanksgiving for the second time in three years. They've lost their last five holiday games.
The rest of the league schedule will be revealed next month.