Bryan didn’t feel like doing one of these this week, but I wanted to do a mock draft so I had him email me his nifty spreadsheet so that I could do it instead. I’ll add some personal notes afterward.
Here’s the draft order:
|Wins||Losses||Opp Win %|
I think the most important thing to note is that it’s not actually possible for this to be the draft order. For starters the Steelers and Jets are both AFC teams so they can’t play in the Super Bowl, so they can’t have the last two picks. There are also problems with how the playoffs impact the draft order and number of teams from each division and other stuff like that, but we won’t worry about it, because it’s all going to change in a week anyhow.
I would also like to point out that we should all continue to cheer for the Raiders because they were dumb enough to trade their first round pick to the patriots, so the more the Raiders win the less that pick will be worth to the pats.
I’d also like to draw it to everyone’s attention that the Rams are not picking in the top ten. I don’t know when the last time was that this happened, but you might want to check the skies for any pigs that might be flying by today… I’m lying, the last time that happened was the 2007 draft, but still, you get the point.
Another observation I had was that the NFC North doesn’t have a single team picking outside of the top 17. The Packers pick 17th, which is just one spot away from being in the top half of the draft, or bottom half of the league. I don’t know what this says about the division, but it can’t be anything good.