player. 50. The Lions lost both of their star defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, to free agency but were able to pick up Haloti Ngata in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown gives the Lions another pairing to move forward in the immediate future, and a successor to Ngata in the future. Brown is light-footed and athletic for his size, and can help disrupt passes by tearing the pocket up in the middle.
<p>The Lions could also pick up a running back with this pick, namely Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin.</p>. DT. Texas. Malcom Brown. 23