Apr 26, 2024 - Sports

Lions trade up for cornerback Terrion Arnold

Terrion Arnold celebrates with Lions fans.

Terrion Arnold celebrates with Lions fans. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Lions fans got a surprise Thursday night when the team traded up five picks to draft Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold with the 24th pick.

Why it matters: Arnold is considered one of the draft's best cornerbacks and should give Detroit's pass defense a needed boost.

What they're saying: "I just want to say, Detroit, y'all got a star, man. I'm home, man!" he told the NFL Network after getting drafted.

Between the lines: Before Detroit picked, watching the division rival Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings draft their quarterbacks of the future was a little unsettling.

Zoom in: The Vikings traded up to the No. 10 pick to nab U of M quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

The bottom line: Detroit capped a wild draft day with an exciting pick that makes a lot of sense.

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