Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC North [Print without images]

Saturday, March 14, 2009
Updating Detroit's draft status

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

The fine print of Saturday's trade between Detroit and Seattle leaves the Lions, at least temporarily, with a decidedly top-heavy assortment of selections in the April 25-26 draft.

We all know the Lions have five of the first 82 picks, including two in the first round and two in the third. But they have now traded away their fourth, fifth and seventh-round selections. They own an extra sixth-round pick and this analysis suggests they will pick up two seventh-round picks as part of the NFL's compensatory draft program.

As it stands Saturday, here is the position where the Lions will pick in each round:

Round 1: 1
Round 1: 20 (from Dallas)
Round 2: 1
Round 3: 1
Round 3: 18 (from Dallas)
Round 4: None (sent to Dallas)
Round 5: None (sent to Seattle)
Round 6: 1
Round 6: 19 (from Dallas)
Round 7: None (sent to Dallas)