We know what most of the draft order for this coming NFL postseason looks like. Here it is. 20 teams and 20 fan bases can start scanning pre-draft scouting reports and Kiper can dust off his hair gel. Of course a dozen or so of these teams will need to figure out who’s going to be sitting the war room first. Where do you hope your team is looking for help?
- Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) .516 SOS
- Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) .539
- Oakland Raiders (4-12) .469
- Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) .508
- Detroit Lions (4-12) .566
- Cleveland Browns (5-11) .508
- Arizona Cardinals (5-11) .559
- Buffalo Bills (6-10) .480
- New York Jets (6-10) .512 (4-8 conference record)
- Tennessee Titans (6-10) .512 (5-7 conference record)
- San Diego Chargers (7-9) .457
- Miami Dolphins (7-9) .500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) .502
- Carolina Panthers (7-9) .516
- New Orleans Saints (7-9) .522
- St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) .537
- Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) .465
- Dallas Cowboys (8-7) .515
- New York Giants (9-7) .522
- Chicago Bears (10-6) .514
Here’s the playoff team sorted by record. This will naturally change based on playoff results. How’s that RG3 trade looking now St. Louis?
- St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) (9-6) .496
- Minnesota Vikings (10-6) .518
- Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) .437
- Indianapolis Colts (11-5) .441
- Seattle Seahawks (11-5) .506
- Baltimore Ravens (10-6) .496
- Green Bay Packers (11-5) .508
- San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) .504
- Houston Texans (12-4) .496
- New England Patriots (12-4) .496
- Denver Broncos (13-3) .457
- Atlanta Falcons (13-3) .421
For my Bears the shopping list is pretty clear. We don’t know who the head coach or any of the coordinators or position coaches are yet, but we know where the big holes are. The focus will almost certainly be on offense and it will almost certainly be on the offensive line. I’d be pretty happy with a OT and OG/C with the first 2 picks. A couple of blogs have the Bears getting OG/C Barrett Jones at #20 in early Mocks. I can’t really complain too much about that so long as a stud OT doesn’t magically slip to us.
A handful of veterans could be gone, notably Urlacher, Hester and Davis, which will leave big holes at other key positions that need to be addressed. Each of these positions can be filled in the middle rounds. Long story short the Bears need to get younger in a lot of spots, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Bears trade back a few times in this draft.
I still pissed off that they took McClellin instead of DeCastro. What a stupid, stupid move.