2013 NFL Draft grades: Slow day in the NFC North with 4 picks

Butch Dill

Teams didn't have much ammunition on Friday, but they addressed some of their biggest needs.

After a flurry of activity on the draft's first day, things slowed down in the second and third rounds for the NFC North. Across the division there were only four picks, and teams looked to address their biggest needs.

The Green Bay Packers have lacked a running back for a long time, and landing (arguably) the best in the draft was a coup with the 61st pick. Eddie Lacy was regarded as an early second-round pick at worst, and now an already potent offense has another weapon for Aaron Rodgers.

Dan Kadar re-graded each team's draft class, while Pete Prisco elected to give a breakdown of each pick as it happened on Friday.

Chicago Bears

No. 50 Jon Bostic

The Bears' linebacker group is in flux after parting ways with Brian Urlacher, and Lance Briggs isn't getting any younger. The expected pick here was Arthur Brown, but instead Chicago elect to take an outside linebacker who can be a bigger factor rushing the passer.

Kadar: B-

Prisco: C

Detroit Lions

No. 36 Darius Slay
No. 65 Larry Warford

Darius Slay was one of the draft's top-rated cornerbacks, and it's a position of dire need for the Lions. After selecting Ziggy Ansah in the first round, Slay will give them a solid corner on the outside who could develop into a lockdown defender.

Matthew Stafford will be happy to get some help on the offensive line, and Warford is a perfect match at right guard. He shows a great mix and speed and power, but it remains to be seen whether he can block in space for a speedy running back like Reggie Bush.

Kadar: B+

Prisco: B-/ B

Green Bay Packers

No. 61 Eddie Lacy

This was probably the best pick of the NFC North teams on Friday. Lacy could open up the play-action passing game even more, which is a scary prospect on the Packers offense. He'll run between the tackles well and gain the short yards they've been lacking in recent years.

Kadar: B+

Prisco: C

Minnesota Vikings

No second day selections

The Vikings did more than enough on day 1 and still boast one of the league's best drafts.

Kadar: A-

More from SB Nation:

Geno Smith going to Jets, predicts playoffs

Manti Te'o fills need for Chargers

The Honey Badger heads to Arizona

NFL draft results: 1st round | 2nd round

Complete Day 2 picks and analysis

NFL draft grades: Reviewing the first round

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.