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Lions Have Fewest Picks In 2011 NFL Draft

Had the NFL not taken away the Detroit Lions' seventh-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft as punishment for tampering with the Chiefs, they would be tied with four other teams for having only six selections. Instead, the Lions have only five picks, which means they have fewer selections than any other team in this year's draft. The 49ers have the most with 12, and the Eagles are also in double digits with 10.

As broken down by ESPN's Mike Sando, the Lions have one pick in each of the first five rounds. After the jump is a look at the picks they have and what happened to the ones that now belong to other teams or no longer exist (thanks, Roger Goodell).

  • Round 1, pick No. 13, overall pick No. 13
  • Round 2, pick No. 12, overall pick No. 44
  • Round 3, pick No. 11, overall pick No. 75
  • Round 4, pick No. 10, overall pick No. 107
  • Round 5, pick No. 23, overall pick No. 154 (originally had pick No. 9 in the fifth round -- the 140th overall pick -- but that now belongs to Kansas City as part of the swap of fifth-round selections)
  • Round 6, pick No. 8, overall pick No. 173 (traded to Seattle as part of Lawrence Jackson deal)
  • Round 6, pick No. 21, overall pick No. 186 (traded to Denver as part of the Alphonso Smith deal; originally acquired from Philadelphia during last year's draft)
  • Round 7, would have been pick No. 2, overall pick No. 205 (forfeited as part of punishment for tampering with Kansas City; originally acquired from Denver as part of Alphonso Smith deal)
  • Round 7, pick No. 7, overall pick No. 209 (traded to Atlanta as part of Chris Houston deal)
  • Round 7, pick No. 30, overall pick No. 230 (traded to San Francisco as part of Shaun Hill deal; originally acquired from NY Jets as part of Kevin O'Connell deal)

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