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NFL Draft Update: Arkansas’ Jeremiah Ledbetter Drafted by Detroit Lions in 6th Round

Ledbetter is the third Hog to get his name called on Saturday.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Arkansas Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremiah Ledbetter was only at Arkansas for two seasons, but he made an impact. And now he’s going to Detroit to try to make a similar impact for the Lions. He might be practicing against former Hog Travis Swanson, who plays center for the Lions.

In his two years, spending his junior season at defensive end and his senior year mostly at defensive tackle, Ledbetter made 104 tackles, including 15 for loss and 7.5 sacks. He finished his career with a strong performance in the Belk Bowl, tying his career high with 1.5 sacks. He led the team in sacks last fall.

Ledbetter was a 4-star recruit coming out of Hutchinson Community College in the 2015 class. He was among Arkansas’ most highly-touted signees in that class.

His father was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1983 and his cousin was drafted by Tennessee in 1997. You can view his full NFL.com Scouting Report here and his career bio from the Razorbacks here.