Detroit drafted Whitehead 138th overall Saturday. The Lions traded a fourth-round pick next year to Minnesota to acquire the pick.
Whitehead had 59 tackles, including five sacks, last season at Temple. The 6-foot-1, 233-pound linebacker is from Jersey City, N.J.
Detroit drafted Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis, who can play outside linebacker or defensive end, late in the fourth round with the 125th overall pick earlier in the day.
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