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Lions draft Louisiana-Lafayette safety Tracy Walker in third round

Posted: 10:12 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-28 02:12:53Z

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Lions selected Louisiana-Lafayette safety Tracy Walker in the third round of the NFL Draft with the 82nd overall pick.

Walker led the Ragin' Cajuns with 97 tackles and two interceptions last season, earning third-team All-Sun Belt honors.

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein describes Walker as follows in his official draft profile :

Safety with long, slender build who has good linear speed, but could struggle as an open field tackler and when isolated in deep coverage. Walker's long arms and explosion numbers in testing will be very intriguing to teams who covet measurables and traits from their defensive backs. His size and body type could put him in line for a test run as bump-and-run corner for teams with a rangy free safety over the top.

As of Friday night, the Lions have two draft picks (fifth round, seventh round) remaining.