Detroit Lions pick 5th in tonight's NFL Draft

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:30:14 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2013 07:14:24 PM EDT
DETROIT -

The Detroit Lions will be able to pick 5th Thursday night in the NFL's 2013 Draft.

The Kansas City Chiefs will have 1st pick. The Chiefs are expected to select an offensive tackle, most likely Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, something that has only happened twice since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

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The Lions are expected to pick either a defensive end or an offensive lineman. That could mean BYU end Ziggy Ansah or North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper.

There are half a dozen offensive linemen and just as many defensive linemen who could go in the top 15 picks this season. Meanwhile, more glamorous positions such as quarterback are weak, and West Virginia's Geno Smith might be the only QB taken in the first round.

The Chiefs go on the clock at 8 p.m. EDT.

Here is tonight's complete order:

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

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