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2013 NFL Draft: NFC North Recap of Day Two

Due to various trades, the Black and Blue division only had four picks on day two of the draft.

Bostic trades in this blue for a darker shade.
Bostic trades in this blue for a darker shade.

The Minnesota Vikings were idle during the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft, but the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions were not, as they had three selections between them in the second and third rounds.

Detroit Lions, second round (#4, 36 overall): Darius Slay, cornerback, Mississippi State

The Lions addressed a significant need, their secondary, with their second pick of the draft. Slay is a good-sized corner at 6 feet and just shy of 200 pounds. Pride of Detroit has their reaction here, and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has this to say:

They had an offensive tackle and corner need. Kind of an interesting pick. There are rumors, and I've confirmed it, that he's had a meniscus problem in his knees, causing a lot of teams to worry whether he'd be ready for training camp.

Chicago Bears, second round (#18, 50 overall): Jon Bostic, inside linebacker, Florida

This is a solid pick to try to provide depth and a young presence at the Bears' middle linebacker position now that Brian Urlacher has departed. Here's Windy City Gridiron's take.

Detroit Lions, third round (#3, 65 overall): Larry Warford, guard, Kentucky

The Lions went to another different position with their third pick, which is expected to help stabilize the interior of their offensive line. As Pride of Detroit notes, this pick likely signals that Riley Reiff will be playing left tackle this season with the retirement of Jeff Backus.

Combined with the Packers trading back repeatedly on day two and only ending up with a single pick for the evening, there were only four total selections made by the four NFC North teams in rounds two and three. That's okay, though, because the Packers currently hold ten picks on day three, so Saturday will be a very busy day for the teams of the Black and Blue division.

Check out all of Acme Packing Company's draft coverage: 2013 NFL Draft Central | Green Bay Selects Datone Jones in First Round | Green Bay Drafts Eddie Lacy in Second Round | Packers' Complete Draft Order

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