Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Order: Detroit Lions Guaranteed Pick in Top Nine

With just one game remaining, all the remains to be seen for the Detroit Lions is where they will end up picking in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Lions are currently slotted in fifth, just as they were after last week’s games, but now the bounds of possibilities have been reduced.

Here is how the draft order stands through week 16:

  1. Kansas City (2-13)
  2. Jacksonville (2-13)
  3. Oakland (4-11)
  4. Philadelphia (4-11)
  5. Detroit (4-11)
  6. Buffalo (5-10)
  7. Cleveland (5-10)
  8. Tennessee (5-10)
  9. Arizona (5-10)
  10. San Diego (6-9)
  11. New York Jets (6-9)
  12. Tampa Bay (6-9)
  13. Carolina (6-9)
  14. Pittsburgh (7-8)
  15. Miami (7-8)
  16. New Orleans (7-8)
  17. St. Louis (7-7-1)
  18. Dallas (8-7)
  19. New York Giants (8-7)
  20. Chicago (9-6)
  21. Cincinnati* (9-6)
  22. St. Louis – from Washington* (9-6)
  23. Minnesota* (9-6)
  24. Indianapolis* (10-5)
  25. Baltimore* (10-5)
  26. Seattle* (10-5)
  27. San Francisco* (10-4-1)
  28. New England* (11-4)
  29. Green Bay* (11-4)
  30. Denver* (12-3)
  31. Houston* (12-3)
  32. Atlanta* (13-2)

The Kansas City Chiefs will wrap up the first-overall pick with a loss next week at Denver. The Jaguars, who also have just two wins, will get the second pick if the two teams finish with the same record. No matter what happens, those two will hold the first two picks in some sort of order.

The Lions can finish no worse than 4-12 therefore they can’t pick any higher than third and can finish no better than 5-11. With all but nine teams already holding six or more wins, the Lions are locked into a pick somewhere in the top nine. It will be an entertaining draft season for Lions fans, be sure to stick with SideLion Report throughout the process.

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