The term pick ( English for: choose, choose) describes a selection, a right to choose or, in combination with a number, the position of the selection, the right to choose a person, a candidate, a player in a selection process. Picks are used in the Entry Draft , Expansion Draft or Dispersal Draft of the US professional sports leagues .
- "The player was the 1st pick in the NFL Draft 2013", means: "The player was the player selected in first place in the NFL Draft 2013"
- "The team has the 1st pick in the draft", means: "The team has the first right to choose a player in the draft"
The following table provides an overview of the different US professional leagues and their draft procedures.
|Professional league||Draft proceedings|
|NHL||NHL Entry Draft|