Lions select DL Jashon Cornell in seventh round of NFL Draft

In the seventh round — 235th overall — of the 2020 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select defensive tackle Jashon Cornell out of Ohio State. Cornell makes the third Ohio State player selected by the Lions in this draft and the second defensive tackle.

At 6-foot-3, 287 pounds, Cornell has been used as both a defensive end and on the inside. The redshirt senior did have seven career sacks including four last year.

He was widely viewed as a priority undrafted free agent — not that the seventh round is much different.

Per Lance Zierlein of NFL.com:
“Athletic defensive lineman lacking core strength and body type for a clean positional fit in an odd- or even-front defense. His snap quickness and long lateral slides offer disruptive potential in a one-gapping front, but he’s missing the size and consistency to handle himself against NFL power. Teams could decide to play him as a five-technique, but he needs to prove he has the play strength to set a strong edge. His pass rush lacks explosiveness and skill to get quick wins, which could make his path to the pros more clouded.”

(The article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)

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