After Friday’s announcement of all 32 compensatory picks awarded to teams, the NFL Draft order for all seven rounds is set (except for a few coin flips).
Though the Detroit Lions did not get any additional picks to compensate losses from free agency in 2016, they did acquire a few picks via previous trades and are currently slated to make eight selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at all eight of their picks:
(Order via: NFL Communications)
- Round 1, Pick 21
- Round 2, Pick 21 (53 overall)
- Round 3, Pick 21 (85 overall)
- Round 4, Pick 21 (128 overall)
- Round 5, Pick 21 (165 overall)
- Round 6, Pick 21 (205 overall)
- Round 6, Pick 32 (215 overall) - Via Patriots from Kyle Van Noy Trade
- Round 7, Pick 32 (250 overall) - Via Patriots from Michael Williams Trade
Though the Lions only have eight draft picks, that is actually tied with the most in the division. The Packers also have eight—via an extra compensatory pick—while the Bears and Vikings each have just seven picks.
Last year, the Lions turned 10 draft picks into eight contributors. Unless Bob Quinn pulls his first draft-day trade, the Lions will have to do more with less this year.