Despite not making the playoffs, the Cleveland Browns still had a vested interest in the action that took place this weekend. The results of the Wild Card weekend games would dictate where the Browns’ second pick of the first round would fall in April’s NFL Draft. And with the Atlanta Falcons‘ 24-2 loss to the New York Giants, the Browns secured the 22nd overall pick.
With the Detroit Lions also losing this weekend, a tiebreaker was needed to determine the order, as both teams had identical 10-7 records. With a weaker schedule, the Falcons were given the more favorable spot.
Now that the Browns’ second pick is solidified, the predictions can begin. Who do you like as a late first-round pick for the Browns?
Here is the current 2012 NFL Draft order (through 24 picks) after the first weekend of playoff games:
4. Cleveland Browns
8. Carolina Panthers (coin flip)
8. Miami Dolphins (coin flip)
10. Buffalo Bills
11. Seattle Seahawks
14. Dallas Cowboys
16. New York Jets
17. Oakland Raiders (traded to Cincinnati)
19. Chicago Bears
20. Tennessee Titans
22. Atlanta Falcons
23. Detroit Lions