Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been taken by the Detroit Lions with the No. 13 overall pick overall in the NFL draft.
Detroit drafted the Auburn standout Thursday night to bolster perhaps the best part of an improved team.
The Lions took defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the second pick of the 2010 draft, and he was the only rookie on The Associated Press All-Pro team
They also have standouts Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams on the defensive line.
The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Fairley entered the draft after winning the Lombardi Award as a junior with the Tigers.