First Round Projections for NFC North Teams

April 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the NFL draft less than a week away, teams are starting to narrow down the players they really want, players they'd be happy with and players they'd merely be satisfied with.
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery put it well in his pre-draft press conference when he described the classes of players as players they "would trade up for", players they "feel will be available" and players they would be "looking for in a trade back." Emery noted that they'll have five or six players they'd be comfortable with, two or three that may drop and four or five they'd look for in a trade down.
Three teams in the NFC North have picks in the 20s, making it hard to project. The fourth, Detroit, is once again at the top of the draft, picking fifth. The Lions, obviously, have bigger needs than the other three teams and a better idea of who they could get.
The Vikings traded Percy Harvin for another first-round pick and could be on the move again, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported...

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