We need a loss on Sunday to ensure a top 10 pick.
In the spirit of Tice ... "Go Rams, R, A, M, S"
Haha....can we even get a top 10 pick? I thought that was out of the question.
According to the list, I believe we'd be at #10, so a loss could do wonders. ;D
Here's the draft order, as near as I can figure:
1. Detroit - I hear they have the tie-breaker over Oakland
3. Cleveland/Tampa Bay
4. Cleveland/Tampa Bay
9. Miami/San Francisco
10. Miami/San Francisco
There are a boatload of teams at 7-8, and I don't want to look at all the tie-breakers there.
In terms of the current position and improving it, the Vikings have the tie-breaker with Miami & San Francisco (the other current 6-9 teams) because they lost to both of them.
(I *believe* the first tie-breaker is head-to-head, but I could be wrong and it might be the strength-of-schedule component).
Washington & Arizona (two of the 5-10 teams) have the tie-breaker over the Vikes, so they will be ahead of them.
So - in DRAFT terms, a loss to put the Vikes at 6-10 could possibly move the pick as high as #5 if Washington & Arizona both win (if I'm wrong about the tie-breaker and it's a strength-of-schedule thing), but is more likely to be #7.
Here are some recent #7 picks:
Michael Huff - DB - OAK
Troy Williamson (oops)
Roy Williams - WR - DET
Byron Leftwich - QB - JAX
Bryant McKinnie - OT - MIN
Andre Carter - LB - SF
Thomas Jones - RB - ARZ
Champ Bailey - CB - WAS
Kyle Turley - OL - NO
Ike Hilliard - WR - NYG
A couple studs (Williams & Bailey), some solid pros (Leftwich, McKinnie, Carter) and a few duds (Jones, Hilliard, Mr. Drops).
It's all about what you do with it.