NFC North rivals make different first-round moves

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 30, 2015 – 9:35 pm

GREEN BAY — With the Packers about an hour away from going on the clock, their three NFC North rivals all went different directions in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Chicago went for offense, Minnesota went with defense, and Detroit traded back.

At No. 7 overall, the Bears replaced departed WR Brandon Marshall by selecting West Virginia WR Kevin White. He will be paired with Alshon Jeffery for Chicago’s new receiving tandem. White was the second receiver taken in the draft, after Alabama’s Amari Cooper.

To see’s Prospect Primer on White, click here.

Four picks later, at No. 11, the Vikings addressed their secondary by taking Michigan State CB Trae Waynes, the first defensive back selected. A Wisconsin native and former high school teammate of Badgers RB Melvin Gordon, Waynes clocked the fastest 40 time at the scouting combine of all cornerbacks.

To see Waynes’ Prospect Primer, click here.

Detroit came into the draft with the No. 23 overall pick but traded it to the Denver Broncos, moving back five spots to the No. 28 overall pick.



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