With Atlanta Falcons Loss, Browns Secure 22nd Overall Pick in Draft


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:

1. Indianapolis Colts

2. St. Louis Rams

3. Minnesota Vikings

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6. Washington Redskins

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Carolina Panthers (coin flip)

8. Miami Dolphins (coin flip)

10. Buffalo Bills

11. Seattle Seahawks

11. Kansas City Chiefs

13. Arizona Cardinals

14. Dallas Cowboys

15. Philadelphia Eagles

16. New York Jets

17. Oakland Raiders (traded to Cincinnati)

18. San Diego Chargers

19. Chicago Bears

20. Tennessee Titans

21. Cincinnati Bengals

22. Atlanta Falcons

23. Detroit Lions

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

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