Gabe Wright drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round
The Detroit Lions selected former Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright with the 113th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
As a junior at Auburn, Wright put up excellent numbers and looked as though he would be a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He ultimately decided to return to the Tigers for his senior season, where he transitioned from defensive tackle to defensive end on a crowded and talented defensive line. His lack of production at DE allowed him to fall to the Lions in the fourth round, where he was selected as a DT. Wright will likely not be the immediate replacement for Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, who both left the Lions via free agency this off-season. He is, however, expected to produce in the Lions rotation, as they groom him to become a regular starter.