Lions' 7th-round pick an offensive line project
ALLEN PARK — A four-year starter at South Carolina State, offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath said he’s excited to get to Detroit and play for the Lions who drafted him in the seventh round (109 overall).
Culbreath, who is 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds, was not invited to the Combine, but the Lions were impressed enough at his pro day that they brought him in for a visit.
“He had a really, really good workout, his tape was good. We brought him in here, he spent some time with our coaches,’’ Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “We like his size, we like his athletic ability, (he’s) a little bit of a developmental project. He’s a guy that our coaches are very anxious to work with.’’
The coach said it's too early to tell if he will play tackle like he did in college or if he'll move to guard.
Culbreath was the Lions final pick.
They also drafted DT Nick Fairley, WR Titus Young, RB Mikel Leshoure and OLB Doug Hogue.
Schwartz said it’s not a big draft class, but he likes the quality.
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