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NFC North first-round draft picks

NFC North first-round draft picks

Vikings: Trae Waynes — No. 11, cornerback, Michigan State NFL scouts like Spartans cornerbacks because they are skilled in playing press man and can be plugged in and put on an island from the get-go. Coach Mike Zimmer places a great priority on the position and had one big corner in Xavier Rhodes; now he has two. Choosing the first corner in the draft fills a need and was a safe pick. With bump-and-run ability and 4.31 speed in the 40-yard dash, Waynes improves the Vikings defense. Lions: Laken Tomlinson — No. 28, guard, Duke The Lions doubled down on the offensive line, trading the 23rd pick to the Broncos to move back to No. 28 and adding a fifth-round pick this year,...

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