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A sneak peak at the 2011 draft order

Jim Harbaugh, Andrew Luck

We knew the Carolina Panthers had the first pick in the 2011 draft before this week even started.

After Sunday’s results, we have a highly unofficial look at the top six picks.  Here goes:

1.  Carolina (2-14)
2. Denver (4-12)
3. Buffalo (4-12)
4. Cincinnati (4-12)
5. Arizona (5-11)
6. Cleveland (5-11)

The Seahawks-Rams game will affect the remaining picks, although we believe San Francisco is slated for the seventh pick regardless.  If the Seahawks lose Sunday night, they will have the eighth pick.   If the Seahawks win, they will be no better than 21st.

Maybe that’s why the Seahawks started Charlie Whitehurst.

Yes, that’s a joke people.

UPDATE: The NFL confirmed the above order is correct.  Here’s the rest of the top 15 if the Rams win.

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34 Responses to “A sneak peak at the 2011 draft order”
  1. stankfinger says: Jan 2, 2011 9:54 PM

    Doubt it’s really a joke. Just a qualifier to keep away the complainers.

  2. skins3yearplan says: Jan 2, 2011 9:55 PM

    And YES, there are seven 6 and 10 teams!!! Where will my skins fall in this order?

  3. youboettcha says: Jan 2, 2011 10:01 PM

    @skins3yearplan

    It depends on what your mom’s willing to do.

  4. profootballwalk says: Jan 2, 2011 10:01 PM

    Well this isn’t the draft order, is it? The draft order won’t be known until the Super Bowl is over. If you can’t even get the non-playoff teams right, there’s not much sense of posting – unless you just want cheap page views.

  5. steelers6pack says: Jan 2, 2011 10:03 PM

    hopefully Cincy takes Scam Newton! That will sent them back 5 years…

  6. brownsclown says: Jan 2, 2011 10:07 PM

    As far as the sixth pick, I got a tweet from a friend who works at Cuyahoga County Airport. A G-5 landed at 8:47, tail number RL04732.
    Jon Gruden got off with two others.

    Bye Bye Manginiban!

  7. pittsburghsteelerz says: Jan 2, 2011 10:11 PM

    With ALL of those teams potentially needing QBs, the talking heads will make our lives miserable leading up to the draft with mindless speculation

  8. Kristjan says: Jan 2, 2011 10:16 PM

    First tie breaker is strength of schedule. Teams with the worst strength of schedule draft first. http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/21479/2010-strength-of-schedule

  9. beauregard says: Jan 2, 2011 10:22 PM

    If Andrew Luck is available at #2, does Denver ignore their glaring defensive needs and pull the trigger on a second first round QB in a row?

  10. wallacejay says: Jan 2, 2011 10:34 PM

    The rest of the picks somehow belong to New England

  11. carson9 says: Jan 2, 2011 10:37 PM

    Its nice to see the state of Ohio representing good with both of its teams in the top 6!

  12. stanjam says: Jan 2, 2011 10:39 PM

    Heh. Any way it goes from here on out, the Pats will have three picks in the first 33. OUCH!

  13. joetoronto says: Jan 2, 2011 10:42 PM

    Hey, what happened to the “top 5 pick” the Pats were going to get from the Raiders???

  14. bucforever says: Jan 2, 2011 10:50 PM

    I’m estimating the Bucs will fall somewhere in the high teens or low twenties. Just about where they will need to be for some good pass rushers.

  15. R8RBOB says: Jan 2, 2011 11:01 PM

    Regardless what happens after the game, I’m just glad the RAIDERS don’t have to give Belichick a franchise player via draft pick.

  16. suhme says: Jan 2, 2011 11:01 PM

    So Seattle gets the 8th pick in the draft?!?! I thought they determined the order based on the regular season records. Am I missing something?

  17. cmwilk says: Jan 2, 2011 11:07 PM

    NFL.com has the standings listed http://www.nfl.com/standings?category=league
    top 10 right now is

    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. Washington (6-10)
    8. Tennesee (6-10)
    9. San Fran (6-10)
    10. Minnesota (6-10)

  18. secdominance says: Jan 2, 2011 11:26 PM

    why did the 49ers win those stupid games? Do they not realize if Andrew Luck & Ryan Mallett stay in school, the only QBs are Locker and Cam Newton. Locker will go earlier and I don’t like Cam Newton as a pro.

  19. raideralex99 says: Jan 2, 2011 11:31 PM

    What happened to the Pats #1 pick?

  20. Deb says: Jan 2, 2011 11:32 PM

    Cincinnati–last year’s AFC North champ. Cleveland–one of just two teams to beat New England. Arizona–two years removed from the Super Bowl.

    AZ couldn’t regroup from losing Warner, but you have to wonder what the heck is going on with some of these teams. The Bills are better than that record, too.

  21. tcdun says: Jan 3, 2011 12:20 AM

    The Niners are locked in at #7. They gave up their QB of the future to the Cards (#5) today by blowing out the Cards. Even when they do good they are really doing BAD !

  22. tcdun says: Jan 3, 2011 12:21 AM

    I wanted Cam Newton but now the Cards will draft him if he is there when they pick,two spots ahead of my Niners.

  23. phinfan says: Jan 3, 2011 3:44 AM

    Will seahawks fall lower since they made playoffs? Meaning if nyg is out at 10-6 and seahawks are in at 7-9 do they pick before nyg? This sh*ts about to hit the fan!

  24. babyjesus69 says: Jan 3, 2011 3:53 AM

    the niners are so bad they can’t even lose right

  25. skoobyfl says: Jan 3, 2011 7:46 AM

    If Cam Newton makes it past the Buffalo Bills, it will be a miracle. He is their linebacker mentality type guy (Jim Kelly) with mobility / power.

    Have you ever seen the college kids try to sack the guy? It’s like planes on Godzilla, it just doesn’t matter.

    Go Bills!

  26. mayfieldroadboy says: Jan 3, 2011 7:54 AM

    @brownsclown
    Gruden may have gotten off the plane Sunday night, but wasn’t McDaniels on the sidelines? If Mangini stays, so does McDaniels; if Gruden replaces Mangini, who knows who fills Daboll’s shoes…or Ryan’s for that matter. Cleveland does not have the position coaches who know how to coach; or a head coach who knows how to win. And a front office, no matter how competent, can play one down. Most of the touted SB coaches have been there and gone; very few of them are able to have been there more than once.

  27. kellyb9 says: Jan 3, 2011 8:21 AM

    raideralex99 says:
    Jan 2, 2011 11:31 PM
    What happened to the Pats #1 pick?

    —-
    Good point raideralex… picking at 32 is a lot like picking in the second round. Have fun waiting on Al Davis to croak so you could be relevant again. I’m sure there will be guys lining up around the block to be the next H.C. of THAT team.

  28. contraryguy says: Jan 3, 2011 8:23 AM

    Updated list, tiebreaker is strength of schedule, which can be looked up elsewhere. Cinci had the strongest (.582), KC lowest at .414. Told you the Skins weren’t drafting top-5.

    1. Panthers — 2-14
    2. Broncos — 4-12
    3. Bills — 4-12
    4. Bengals — 4-12
    5. Cardinals — 5-11
    6. Browns — 5-11
    7. 49ers — 6-10
    8. Titans — 6-10
    9. Cowboys — 6-10
    10. Redskins — 6-10
    11. Texans — 6-10
    12. Vikings — 6-10
    13. Lions — 6-10
    14. Dolphins — 7-9
    15. Rams — 8-8
    16. Jaguars — 8-8
    17. Patriots (from Raiders) — 8-8
    18. Chargers — 9-7
    19. Giants — 10-6
    20. Buccaneers — 10-6

    Picks 21-32 will be determined by playoff outcomes.

  29. skins23 says: Jan 3, 2011 8:40 AM

    cmwilk, that’s not the draft order, those are the standings. They’re not the same.

    Skins draft 10th.

  30. skins23 says: Jan 3, 2011 8:41 AM

    suhme – Seattle dropped from 8th to 21st by winning last night. Playoff teams go after non-playoff teams.

    Theyll be 21st (assuming they lose to NO).

  31. cull1224 says: Jan 3, 2011 9:01 AM

    Judging from the game last night StL should be drafting receivers and an O-Coor. They were awful. Seattle was just less awful and gets blown out next week.

  32. cmwilk says: Jan 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    http://www.betvega.com/nfl-strength-of-schedule/

    ok if this math is right you guys are wrong.

    1 Panthers
    2 Broncos
    3 Bills
    4 Bengals
    5 Cardinals
    6 Browns
    7 49ers
    8 Vikings
    9 Lions
    10 Redskins
    11 Cowboys
    12 Titans
    13 Texans
    14 Rams
    15 Dolphins
    16 Raiders
    17 Jaguars
    18 Chargers
    19 Buccaneers
    20 Giants

    it not I am wrong. Big deal!!!

  33. shortsellers says: Jan 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    beauregard says:

    Jan 2, 2011 10:22 PM
    If Andrew Luck is available at #2, does Denver ignore their glaring defensive needs and pull the trigger on a second first round QB in a row?

    ———————————

    “Andrew Luck available at #2″?!?!?

    Your funny.

  34. backuppunter says: Jan 6, 2011 11:36 PM

    There are no Sam Bradfords, Mannings, or Rothlisburgers in this draft.

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