March 25, 2013
The NFL confirmed that the Detroit Lions will receive two of the 32 compensatory draft picks awarded to teams who lost free agents last year.
The Lions receive a pick at the end of the fourth round for losing cornerback Eric Wright to Tampa Bay and another pick at the end of the seventh round for losing quarterback Drew Stanton to the New York Jets (later traded to Indianapolis).
It gives the Lions a total of eight picks over the seven-round draft that will be held April 25-27.
The club traded its fourth-round pick to Minnesota to move up in last year's draft and select linebacker Tahir Whitehead in the fifth round.
Here is a breakdown of the Lions' upcoming draft picks:
1. Fifth pick of the first round.
2. Fourth pick of the second round.
3. Third pick of the third round.
4. Compensatory pick at end of fourth round, No. 132 overall.
5. Fourth pick of the fifth round.
6. Third pick of the sixth round.
7. Fifth pick of the seventh round.
8. Compensatory pick at end of seventh round, No. 245 overal