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2011 NFL Draft order drastically altered by West

Posted on: January 2, 2011 11:07 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 12:04 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Anyone who's a fan of teams that didn't make the playoffs is asking two questions. First, "Are we going to fire [head coach's name]?" You can figure that answer out at our NFL Hot Seat Tracker.

The second question people are asking is, "Where will [my favorite team] pick in the NFL Draft?"

If you, like me, root for the Panthers, the answer is easy: No. 1. But after that, things get a little murkier, especially with the NFC West "title game" creating such a swing.

When the Seahawks won and became the first playoff team with a losing record, they actually ended up with the 21st overall (or higher if they win a game in the playoffs) pick, despite going 7-9 in the regular season. The rest of the draft will look like this, courtesy of Matt Pomeroy, Manager of NFL Network Research:

1. Carolina
2. Denver
3. Buffalo
4. Cincinnati
5. Arizona
6. Cleveland
7. San Francisco
8. Tennessee
9. Dallas
10. Washington
11. Houston
12. Minnesota
13. Detroit
14. St. Louis
15. Miami
16. Jacksonville
17. New England (from Oakland)
18. San Diego
19. New York Giants
20. Tampa Bay

On the other hand, if the Rams had won, they'd obviously have seen a spike in the spot they picked. And Seattle would, um, well, you can see right here:

1. Carolina
2. Denver
3. Buffalo
4. Cincinnati
5. Arizona
6. Cleveland
7. San Francisco
8. Seattle
9. Tennessee
10. Dallas
11. Washington
12. Houston
13. Minnesota
14. Detroit
15. Miami
16. Jacksonville
17. New England (from Oakland)
18. San Diego
19. New York Giants
20. Tampa Bay

So, yeah, HUGE difference for both teams based on the outcome of the game. Either way, it's pretty obvious that, well, the NFC West stinks. But on the bright side, maybe the Rams can find someone with hands at 14 (A.J. Green? Julio Jones?) to help out Sam Bradford.
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