The landscape of the NFC North is changing. The Detroit Lions are rapidly ascending, and the Chicago Bears appear set to take a similar leap thanks to quarterback Justin Fields and a bounty of offseason resources.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers both appear to be stuck in neutral, teetering on the edge between resurgence and rebuild.
This offseason could be pivotal for the NFC North, especially in the 2023 NFL draft. The Lions have set themselves up with multiple Top-75 picks, and the Bears have the first overall selection. But the Vikings have just one pick in the first two rounds, and the Packers are stuck with draft picks in the middle portion of each round.
Let’s look at how the 2023 NFL draft could shake out in the first two rounds for each NFC North team.