While many teams look forward to a long postseason run that culminates in a Super Bowl win, there are a vast majority of teams already looking forward to the 2013 NFL draft and where they’ll pick in the order.
With the 2012 regular season out of the way, the Wild Card Round of the playoffs is approaching fast.
As we race towards the playoffs—and in turn, the offseason—the focus is starting to shift to where every team in the league will pick come draft day.
Here is the draft order heading into Wild Card Weekend.
Team With the Most to Lose on Draft Day
While there is little doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles franchise will be making wholesale changes to the team over the offseason, the organization must hit a home run with their selections in the 2013 draft.
After being dubbed by many experts as a favorite for a run at a Super Bowl this season, the Eagles finished the year with four wins and need serious help in the secondary, on the offensive line and throughout the depth chart.
With some serious fundamental flaws exposed by a terrible season—an overrated defense and an incompetent offense—the organization must move past this forgettable 2012 regular season and begin the rebuilding process with a dominant draft.
Team With Nothing to Lose on Draft Day
While the birds from Philadelphia are just a few pieces away from redemption, the Arizona Cardinals franchise is in complete disarray and even a perfect draft can’t make them legitimate contenders in 2013.
An excellent draft is a great place to start the rebuilding process, though.
After winning the first four games of the season, Arizona finished the season on a 1-11 skid and has secured yet another top-10 pick in the draft.
If the Cardinals can utilize their selections in 2012 and use them to legitimately build to the future, the organization should be heading in the right direction.
I feel like we’ve said this before…
1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Oakland Raiders
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Detroit Lions
6. Cleveland Browns
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Buffalo Bills
9. New York Jets
10. Tennessee Titans
11. San Diego Chargers
12. Miami Dolphins
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Carolina Panthers
15. New Orleans Saints
16. St. Louis Rams
17. Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Dallas Cowboys
19. New York Giants
20. Chicago Bears
21. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins)
22. Minnesota Vikings
23. Cincinnati Bengals
24. Baltimore Ravens
25. Seattle Seahawks
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Green Bay Packers
28. San Francisco 49ers
29. Houston Texans
30. New England Patriots
31. Denver Broncos
32. Atlanta Falcons
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