The top three spots in the draft were solidified in the first slate of games in Week 17. That included the St. Louis Rams, who have the second pick in the draft after a Colts loss. The Indianapolis Colts won the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, losing their final game of the season to end up with the first overall pick.
One of the big questions I have is whether or not the Rams can trade the second overall pick to a quarterback needy team longing for Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, assuming he enters the draft. The Vikings would love for that to happen so that they can grab Matt Kalil, but teams could also see the Vikings pick at number three as a potential target to trade up for this year.
The 2012 NFL Draft order looks like this:1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
12. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
14. New York Jets, 8-8
15. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
16. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. Chicago Bears, 8-8
19. Dallas Cowboys/New York Giants loser, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
*Will be determined by coin flip
The outcome of tonight's game between the Giants and the Cowboys will also switch the order around some. If New York wins, Dallas will pick 14th and Philadelphia will have the 15th pick. If Dallas wins, Philadelphia will have the 14th pick and the Giants will pick in the 18th spot.
Lots more on the draft order at SB Nation NFL.
We're going to have a mock draft on SBNation.com tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.