The Detroit Lions Draft Miles Killebrew In The Fourth Round

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Miles Killebrew goes to the Lions in the fourth round

With the 111th pick of the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions take Miles Killebrew! Welcome to Detroit, Miles! Killebrew is a former starting safety for Southern Utah. He was on the All-Big Sky honorable mention in 2013 and on the Second Team All-Big Sky in 2014. Miles Killebrew had 356 tackles, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and three blocked kicks in his career at Southern Utah. Check out his profile here.

Why did the Lions draft Miles Killebrew?

Safety is a need for the Lions. Sure we have Tavon Wilson and Rafael Bush, but both don’t have much starting experience in the NFL (neither does Killebrew), but Detroit doesn’t have a true starting safety besides Glover Quinn. Isaiah Johnson and Don Carey are strictly Special Teams players, so he could compete with them also at that position. Killebrew is a tall safety at 6 foot 2 and he ran a 4.5 at his pro day, so the speed is there. He can tackle really well, doesn’t give players a chance to break the tackle and get more yards. He doesn’t reach for tackles like some other players, he waits for them to come to him and attack. His patience is there and when he gets on the line, he turns aggressive and doesn’t get in trouble with his hands. Both coverage types aren’t bad, but he is better at man coverage. With the three blocks on Special Teams, he could be an impact player on that as well. I had him being a fourth round pick for Detroit and he lands perfectly in the fourth round.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to come back here for the rest of the NFL draft today for rounds five through seven!

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Brandon Knapp is a senior at Central Michigan University, majoring in Journalism, minoring in Sports Management. He was born and raised in the city of Marysville, MI. He also writes for and covers the Michigan Wolverines Football team (his other love). Brandon also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.