Sunday, 14 December 2008

Seahawks win, how does this change draft position?

The Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams 23-20 tonight to get a much needed victory in an otherwise miserable season. But how does the victory affect Seattle's draft position?

A defeat tonight and Seattle would have been placed second behind the Detroit Lions. Ouch. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated Washington 20-13 to improve to 2-11-1. Kansas City should have beaten the San Diego Chargers but threw it away in the last minute. They move to 2-12. Oakland are fell 49-26 at home to the New England Patriots and join the Seahawks at 3-11.

The revised top 6 now looks like this:

1. Detroit Lions
2. St. Louis Rams
3. Kansas City Chiefs
4. Cincinnati Bengals
5. Oakland Raiders
6. Seattle Seahawks

Quite a significant difference. Picking sixth overall would make it very difficult to draft Michael Crabtree, currently leading our poll to determine who should be placed top of the Seahawks draft board. In this list, Oakland are picking ahead of Seattle based on a strength of schedule tie breaker.

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