2011 NFL Draft Order: Seattle Seahawks To Pick 25th

A look at the 2011 NFL Draft order after the first round of the NFL playoffs.. The Seattle Seahawks, with a playoff win last weekend, will now pick 25th or lower.

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2011 NFL Draft Order: NFL Playoffs Change Order After Wildcard Round

Everybody — and I do mean everybody — thought the Seattle Seahawks would be one-and-done in the NFL playoffs, destined to pick 21st in the 2011 NFL Draft. As we saw on Saturday, that didn’t happen. With a playoff upset, the 2011 NFL Draft order shifts, and the Seahawks will pick much lower than we ever expected.

To recap, the Seahawks would’ve picked eighth if they lost to the St. Louis Rams in week 17. With the win, and playoff berth, the Seahawks were guaranteed to pick no higher than 21st in the draft. Now, after they advanced to the divisional round, the order has changed, with last weekend’s four losers slotted into the 21st through 24th spots.

Here is the full order.

1. Carolina (2-14)
2. Denver (4-12)
3. Buffalo (4-12)
4. Cincinnati (4-12)
5. Arizona (5-11)
6. Cleveland (5-11)
7. San Francisco (6-10)
8. Tennessee (6-10)
9. Dallas (6-10)
10. Washington (6-10)
11. Houston (6-10)
12. Minnesota (6-10)
13. Detroit (6-10)
14. Miami (7-9)
15. St. Louis (7-9)
16. Jacksonville (8-8)
17. Oakland (8-8)
18. San Diego (9-7)
19. New York Giants (10-6)
20. Tampa Bay (10-6)
21. Kansas City (10-6)
22. Indianapolis (10-6)
23. Philadelphia (10-6)
24. New Orleans (11-5)
25. Seattle (7-9)*
26. Green Bay (10-6)*
27. New York Jets (11-5)*
28. Chicago (11-5)*
29. Baltimore (12-4)*
30. Pittsburgh (12-4)*
31. Atlanta (13-3)*
32. New England (14-2)*

If the Seahawks lose to the Bears this weekend, they will pick 25th. If they win, they’ll continue to fall towards the bottom of the first round, moving backwards until they’re eliminated from the playoffs.

At this point, do we even care that the Seahawks draft pick continue to fall? After last weekend’s incredible upset, Seattle fans are on cloud nine, still flying high from an amazing weekend.

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2011 NFL Draft Order: Where The Top Picks Stand Right Now

With all but one game complete to cap the 2010 NFL season, the 2011 NFL Draft order is nearly complete. The Carolina Panthers were the lucky, or unlucky considering how bad they were, team to bring home the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. After that, the picture gets a little more fun. The NFC West will see plenty of first round action, with three of the four teams likely picking in the top-15. The winner of tonight's game between the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams will pick 21st, at best.

2011 NFL Draft Order

No. 1: Carolina Panthers
No. 2: Denver Broncos
No. 3: Buffalo Bills
No. 4: Cincinnati Bengals
No. 5: Arizona Cardinals
No. 6: Cleveland Browns
No. 7: San Francisco 49ers
No. 8: Seattle Seahawks

Here's where it gets fun. If the Seattle Seahawks lose, they would finish tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the seventh pick in the draft. Depending on who you ask, either San Francisco would pick seventh or the pick would be determined by a coin flip at the NFL Scouting combine.

The rest of the order is done by record, with strength of schedule used as a tiebreaker. It appears, right now, that the Seahawks and 49ers have the exact same strength of schedule, though numbers are still being crunched to figure it out.

Should the Seahawks win, they would pick no better than No. 21, with the Rams falling into the mix somewhere near the middle.

Stay tuned for more as information becomes available, but it appears the outcome of tonights game between the Seahawks and Rams would affect Seattle's draft position by about 13 spots.

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2011 NFL Draft Order: Seattle Seahawks Could Have Top-10 Draft Pick

What a difference a win could make on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks take the field against the St. Louis Rams. If the Seahawks win, and make the playoffs, the affect on Seattle's NFL Draft position would be significant. After all, the draft is one of the main reasons some fans are rooting against the Seahawks today.

The NFL Draft order is simple. Teams are ranked by record in reverse order, with the worst record drafting first. The exception to the rule, however, takes the playoffs into account. Should the Seahawks make the playoffs, even at 7-9, they would automatically drop to pick No. 21 or lower, depending upon where they finish in the playoffs. Lose to St. Louis and the Rams drop to No. 21 or lower while the Seahawks will be ensure a top-10 pick.

Take it away, Rob Staton.

Can now confirm with Detroit win over Minnesota - if Seattle is defeated today they will pick between 7th and 10th in the 2011 NFL draft.less than a minute ago via web

There you have it. Win and the Seahawks make the playoffs. Lose and the Seahawks draft in the top-ten, perhaps as high as seventh.

With the playoffs, and a draft pick, on the line tonight in Seattle, the Seahawks have plenty to play, or not play, for.

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2011 NFL Draft: Washington Prospects Few And Far Between

With the college football season nearing an end, and draft preparations beginning, SB Nation’s Mocking The Draft took a look at the top-200 2011 NFL Draft prospects. Taking a look at the top-200, players from the state of Washington are few and far between, headlined by Washington quarterback Jake Locker. Two Huskies are in the top-100, but that’s about where it ends for the state.

Locker, floated as the No. 1 overall pick ahead of the 2010 NFL Draft, has seen his stock fall after returning to Washington for his senior season. Playing behind a patchwork line, Locker has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency, going from a darling NFL prospect to an afterthought in the span of six months. Mocking The Draft has Locker as the No. 39 prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft, putting him squarely into the second round.

Mason Foster, a mainstay at linebacker for the Washington Huskies, also makes an appearance in the top-100. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker has been a consistent presence in the Washington front-seven and checks in at No. 60 on the prospect list. That ranking would put him on the bubble between the second and third rounds.

Last, but not least, Eastern Washington defensive tackle Renard Williams rounds out the top-200. At No. 198, Williams is the only player from Eastern Washington to make the list of top prospects. The Eagles have quickly become a powerhouse in the FCS, advancing all the way to the FCS Championship Game, to be play on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.

Keep in mind these rankings are preliminary and could change in the months ahead of the 2011 NFL Draft. With the senior bowl, individual workouts and NFL Combine upcoming, players will be hard at work in an effort to better their status ahead of the draft.

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