Pick (sport)

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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
NBA NBA draft
NFL NFL draft
NHL NHL Entry Draft