Former Beaufort High School standout and South Carolina defensive end Devin Taylor is headed to the Motor City.
The Detroit Lions selected the 23-year-old Taylor today in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, No. 132 overall.
Taylor interviewed with the Lions at the East-West Shrine game in January and again during February's NFL Combine but said he otherwise had no indication Detroit would select him. He said coaches liked his reach - he has 36-inch arms - for their 4-3 scheme.
The 6-foot-7, 266-pound Taylor, who grew up on Lady's Island, finished second in career tackles for loss at South Carolina, with 35.5. He finished sixth in school history in sacks, with 18.5.
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Taylor was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2010, as a redshirt sophomore.