NFL Draft 2013: Breaking Down the NFC North's Selections

James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Three of the four NFC North teams have eight or more draft picks, and we take a look at each of the four team's selections.

With the announcement of the compensatory selections in this year's NFL Draft coming down yesterday, we now have the complete and final draft order and can make final preparations for April 25th. The Green Bay Packers added a single selection to their original seven and have a total of eight picks in the draft. Below is the breakdown of the picks held by NFC North teams, separated by round and by team.

Round Detroit Lions Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers
1 5 20 23, 25 from SEA 26
2 4 (36 overall) 20 (50) 22 (52) 25 (55)
3 3 (65) 21 (83) 26 (88)
4 35 (132 comp) 20 (117) 5 from DET, 23 (102, 120) 25 (122)
5 4 (137) 20 (153) 22 (155) 26, 34 (159, 167 comp)
6 3 (171) 20 (188) 21 (189) 25 (193)
7 5, 39 (211, 245 comp) 7 from ARI, 23, 25 from SEA (213, 229, 231) 26 (232)

Now for a clearer view separated by team:

Detroit Lions: 5, 36, 65, 132 (compensatory), 137, 171, 211, 245 (compensatory) - 8 total
Chicago Bears: 20, 50, 117, 153, 188 - 5 total
Minnesota Vikings: 23, 25 (from SEA), 52, 83, 102 (from DET), 120, 155, 189, 213 (from ARI), 229, 231 (from SEA) - 11 total
Green Bay Packers: 26, 55, 88, 122, 159, 167 (compensatory), 193, 232 - 8 total

Thus, the Vikings have a big haul, with three of the first 52 selections and six of the first 120. The Lions got the highest compensatory pick of any division team, bringing in a fourth-rounder. The Packers have kept all their own picks without trading for any from other teams, and added only the single compensatory pick. The Bears have only five picks, having sent their third-round pick to Miami in the Brandon Marshall trade and their seventh for someone named Brian Price.

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