The Lions have selected Jahvid Best (RB, Cal) with the 30th pick in the NFL Draft.
The Lions sent picks 34 (2nd round), 100 (4th round), and 214 (7th round) for the Vikings 30th pick and 128th pick (4th round).
From Kevin Seifert, ESPN
Detroit acquired Minnesota’s No. 30 overall pick in order to draft Cal tailback Jahvid Best. To help out their friends from the east, the Vikings got the No. 34 overall pick, along with what is believed to be a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick for their trouble.
Most of the players the Vikings were probably interested in were off the board, but Best could have replaced Chester Taylor as the Vikings’ No. 2 running back. But the Lions had a greater need, with starter Kevin Smith recovering from a major knee injury, and clearly weren’t comfortable waiting to see if Best was available four spots later.