In the final week draft order got shaken a bit. If the Seahawks had lost to the Rams, they would've gotten the eighth pick in the draft. Instead, they get to host a home playoff game next weekend. Talk about a big win.
NFL DRAFT ORDER
1. Carolina Panthers (2-15)
Last week: #1 - Panthers lost 31-10 to the Falcons and finished 2 games worse than the next worse team.
2. Denver Broncos (4-12)
Last week: #2 - Broncos hold on to the 2 spot after losing to the Chargers. Tebow provided a little excitement at the end but the Broncos couldn't overcome a 26-7 deficit.
3. Buffalo Bills (4-12)
Last week: #4 - Bills got killed by the second-string Jets, 38-7 to prove they're worthy of the third pick. They BARELY sneaked ahead of the Bengals on strength of schedule with the Bengals having a strength of schedule of .582 and the Bills finishing with a .578 strength of schedule.
4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)
Last week: #3 - Were extremely close to picking up a fifth win and it would've only moved them down 2 spots to the sixth pick. But Carson Palmer threw an awful screen pass way over his receiver's head on fourth and goal. Ravens won, 13-7.
5. Arizona Cardinals (5-11)
Last week: #5 - Cardinals got crushed, 38-7 by division foe, the 49ers. Can you believe Matt Leinart wasn't considered good enough to play with the likes of Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Richard Bartel?
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11)Last week: #10 - The Browns move all the way up to the sixth spot after getting manhandled by the Steelers, 41-9. A win would've dropped them all the way down to 13th.
7. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)Last week: #6 - Because of strength of schedule, the 49ers drop just one spot despite picking up their sixth win.
8. Tennessee Titans
Last week: Outside of the top 10 - Titans sneak in having dropped 8 of their last 9 games. That kind of futility might end Fisher's 17-year tenure with the Titans organization.
9. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)
Last week: #7 - The Cowboys improved to 5-3 under Jason Garrett after beating the Eagles, 14-13. Just a guess, but I bet they draft a defensive player...
10. Washington Redskins
Last week: Outside the top 10 - The Redskins just barely missed out on the ninth pick, having a strength of schedule .004 tougher than that of the Cowboys. Redskins fell to the Giants, 17-14.
11. Houston Texans (6-10)
Last week: #8 - The Texans ended the Jaguars' playoff hopes by running all over them. Arian Foster laid claim to the rushing title with 180 yards and 2 touchdowns in this finale. Despite another disappointing season, the rumor is that Gary Kubiak will get another chance next season.
12. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)
Fell to the Lions, 20-13. What a disappointing season for an aging Vikings' team.
13. Detroit Lions (6-10)
Last week: #9 - Lions fall from ninth to 13th by winning their fourth consecutive game. This will be the team most will expect to surprise next season.
14. St. Louis Rams (7-9)
15. Miami Dolphins (7-9)
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)
17. New England Patriots (14-2) from the Oakland Raiders (8-8) - As if the Patriots needed more help.
18. San Diego Chargers (9-7)
19. New York Giants (10-6)
20. Tampa Bay Bucanneers (10-6)
Rest of the order will be determined by the playoffs.