Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Bolts4lyfe, Apr 5, 2012.
With 7 teams finishing 8-8 how did we get the short end of the stick with the 18th pick?
The tie breaker after the record goes to strength of schedule. The easier you're schedule is with the same record, the better the draft pick is. We had the best SOS of the group, which kinda sucks...
I was praying that we'd lose to Oakland. We would've been picking at 11 this year. The total value in draft picks that we lost by winning that meaningless game was the equivalent of the 10th pick in the second round (478.1 points across all rounds). Brutal. Minnesota didn't even have that much of a swing going from 2nd to 3rd.
No, we would've picked 13th. KC and Seattle both had easier SOS's than us, so we would've been tied with them in record and lost the tiebreaker.
But if we lost we would be 7-9 and be ahead of all the 8-8 teams. I think that is what he was saying.
I hadn't figured out the SoS when I posted that, so we would, indeed therefore only have moved up to 13 from 18, which probably moves our "free" second round pick back 5-6 slots.
Thanks guys, I was always a firm believer of in you're not going to the playoffs tank the season, once we lost to Detroit we should have just lost to Oakland. like take Indy for example, the minute they were 0-9 would it really matter if they won a game or not?
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