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NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay drafted in 3rd round by Lions

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Northern Illinois wide receiver Kenny Golladay got the phone call every prospect hopes to receive - the Detroit Lions made the Huskies standout the 96th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, tabbing their newest target in the third round.

Golladay established himself as one of the best receivers in the Mid-American Conference during his two years in DeKalb after transferring from North Dakota. He totaled 2,285 receiving yards and 18 receiving touchdowns with the Huskies.

The Lions add Golladay to a receiving corps that features Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Eric Ebron as the team moves on from former Pro Bowler Calvin "Megatron" Johnson.

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