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.