NFL Draft Order 2013: Where Every Team Is Slotted Heading into Wild Card Weekend

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium on stare during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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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

Philadelphia Eagles

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

Arizona Cardinals

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…

Round One

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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