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2011 NFL Draft Order: Seattle Seahawks At No. 12 After Week 15

With just two weeks left in the 2010 regular season, the attention begins to shift towards the 2011 NFL Draft. As teams begin to separate themselves, we've got a better picture of how the order will shake out and who will be drafting in what position. For the Seattle Seahawks, a trip to the playoffs could mean the difference between being inside the top 15 and outside.

Here's where we stand:

If the season ended today, the Seahawks would miss the playoffs. With a 6-8 record, Seattle would have the No. 12 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, ahead of the 6-8 Tennessee Titans. The Carolina Panthers have the No. 1 pick all but locked up, even after a win over the Arizona Cardinals in week 15. The Cardinals, Seattle's NFC West foe, have the No. 4 pick right now.

Should the Seahawks make the playoffs, even with a below .500 record, their draft pick would fall from No. 12 to No. 21, a nine spot difference. The St. Louis Rams, with a 6-8 record as well, currently occupy that No. 21 spot and would flip-flop with the Seahawks.

The full 2011 NFL Draft order can be found here, at SB Nation. With the playoffs still within reach, but a likely first-round exit looming, the Seahawks will either be in position to build for the future with a high draft pick should they miss the playoffs, or attempt to win now in hopes of making a run through the playoffs.