Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Add what you like but I wanna track the top 5-6 teams who have a chance to still draft ahead of the Bengals. And a guess at the corresponding player they might pick if it stays the same.
Coming into today's games.
#1 - Detroit (0-13)
#2 - Cincy (1-11-1)
#3 - K.C. (2-11)
#4 - Seattle (2-11)
#5 - St. Louis (2-11)
#6 - Oakland (3-10)
#7 - Cleveland (4-9)
After Today's games.
#1 - Detroit (0-14) Matt Stafford QB
#2 - St. Louis (2-12) Andre Smith OT
#3 - K.C. (2-12) Malcolm Jenkins CB/S or Trade Down
#4 - Cincy (2-11-1) Rey Maualuga LB
#5 - Seattle (3-11) Chris Wells RB
#6 - Oakland (3-11) Michael Crabtree WR
#7 - Cleveland (Has not played yet) If they win they are eliminated from this conversation.
#1 - Detroit (0-15) Matt Stafford QB vs. Sam Bradford QB
#2 - K.C. (2-13) Andre Smith OT vs. Michael Crabtree WR TT
#3 - St. Louis (2-13) Michael Oher OT vs. Sam Bradford QB
#4 - Cincy (3-11-1) Rey Maualuga LB vs. Michael Crabtree WR vs. Aaron Maybin (if he comes out)
#5 - Cleveland (4-11) Michael Crabtree WR vs. Malcolm Jenkins DB
#6 - Seattle (4-11) Chris Wells RB vs. vs. Sam Bradford QB
#7 - Oakland (4-11) Aaron Curry OLB vs. Jeremy Maclin WR
Cincy has no chance of drafting in the top 3 as of now with that tie in hand. And worse this miserable season could end up with us out of the top 6 as well with a win at home against K.C. next week. I'm giving K.C. the edge however although not by much with us at home and playing better defense. But LJ, Tony Gonzales, Thigpen and Bowe should be diverse enough to throw us a tough game. Let's just say as I much as I hate to lose ever I wouldn't be opposed to the outcome of having the #4 pick in the draft.
So to recap, if we lose we cannot get a higher draft pick but also cannot fall out of the top 4. If we win we could tumble as far as the #7 slot.
*Also I added to the eventual picks (the guy furthest left) a VS. player that would no doubt be arguable for them in that spot. I added 2 for the Bengals because Crabtree and Maybin show some logic IMO.