Lions take New Mexico State CB Green in 6th round



ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have selected New Mexico State cornerback Jonte Green in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

Detroit drafted Green 196th overall Saturday.

The Lions acquired the pick from San Francisco in an exchange of fourth-round slots. Detroit didn’t start the draft with a six-round selection because the NFL took it away due to a tampering charge involving Kansas City.

Green had two interceptions last season at New Mexico State. He will get a chance to compete for playing time on a team desperate for help at cornerback. Green was the third corner drafted by the Lions. They took Louisiana-Lafayette’s Dwight “Bill” Bentley in the third round and Albion’s Chris Greenwood in the fifth.