LAS VEGAS, Nv. (WLNS) — The Detroit Lions selected Aidan Hutchinson with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, and made another major splash, trading up to select Alabama Wide Receiver Jameson Williams at No. 12.
The Lions were initially slated to draft No. 32, last in the first round, but traded up with the Vikings and took the star wide receiver.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions gave pick No. 32, 34, and 66 for pick No. 12 and No. 46.
That enabled them to take Williams, who was a dominant force for Alabama last year, before tearing his ACL in the NCAA Championship game. Williams is expected to make a full recovery, but may not be ready for the start of the regular season.
The Lions finished last year with a 3-13-1 record, which earned them the second overall pick.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had the No. 1 overall pick, and selected Travon Walker.
The Lions next pick will be No. 46 in the second round.
The second round kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday.