WPB Dawg Fan Posted December 8, 2008 Report Share Posted December 8, 2008 Although there are still 3 weeks left in the season...the Browns are all but locked into the 8th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Currently, the first 6 picks are pretty much locked by teams with 2 or fewer wins. None of these teams have a chance of winning 2 more over the last weeks...so no need to look at their schedules. As for the picks over 12th...those teams have 6 or more wins...and there is no way the Browns win 2 out of 3 vs Pittsburgh/Cincinnati/Philadelphia (we will be lucky to win 1). So that leaves us in contention with the following teams: Green Bay 5-8 San Diego 5-8 San Francisco 5-8 Cleveland 4-9 Jacksonville 4-9 Oakland 3-10 If you assume wins over lesser opponents....and losses to teams with better records, these teams will finish with the following records (strength of schedule in parentheses): Green Bay 7-9 (106) San Diego 6-10 (108) San Francisco 6-10 (94) Cleveland 5-11 (118) Jacksonville 4-12 (110) Oakland 3-13 (108) As strength of schedule is the ONLY tie-breaker (before a coin toss) in draft selection...the ONLY way for the Browns to move to the 7th slot is for Jacksonville to win a game (GB???) and for Cleveland to lose all 3. The only way for the Browns to move to the 9th or lower spot is for the Browns to win multiple games (yeah, right) or for the following games to go unexpected AND the Browns win 1 game: SD loses to KC SF loses to St.Louis GB loses to Detroit AND Jacksonville Basically, none of those options are likely. So, the we can pretty much assume the Browns will be picking 8th, with the following being the likely order of the 1st round: 1. Detroit 2. St. Louis 3. Cincinnati 4. Seattle 5. Kansas City 6. Oakland 7. Jacksonville 8. Cleveland Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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