Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks
By Kevin Seifert
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams.
The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleague Mike Sando. In case you're wondering, the Detroit Lions gave their fourth-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings last year so they could move up and draft linebacker Tahir Whitehead. So at the moment, the Vikings have the No. 5 and the No. 23 pick in the fourth round.
The Chicago Bears' third-round draft pick goes to the Miami Dolphins as part of the Brandon Marshall trade.
To be clear, this list does not include the compensatory picks that some teams receive as a result of the previous year's free agent gains and losses. Those picks will be announced in the spring, probably in mid-March.