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NFL Draft order 2013: Lions currently set to pick 8th

The Detroit Lions would own the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if the season ended after Week 13.

Leon Halip

Losers of four consecutive games and likely out of the playoff race, the Detroit Lions are currently in possession of the No. 8 overall pick in SB Nation's Dan Kadar's 2013 NFL draft order update after 13 weeks.

Despite last season's resurgence resulting in the No. 23 spot in the first round a year ago, the Lions will need to pick things up quickly to avoid selecting in the top 10 for the seventh time in the last decade. After picking Ndamukong Suh with the No. 2 overall choice in 2010, the team rose to No. 13 with Nick Fairley in 2011 before dropping back 10 more spots to No. 23 this April.

The Lions sit two games away from a Dallas Cowboys team currently slotted in the No. 19 spot, but are also a pair of games behind bottom feeders Kansas City and Jacksonville in the race for the No. 1 overall pick. The final four games of the year will ultimately prove crucial for both head coach Jim Schwartz's future and the direction of the Lions' organization, but right now the No. 8 overall pick represents a frustrating scenario for fans of the team.