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2012 NFL Draft placement from 1 to 20 nearly finalized


The 2011 season is officially over and the league is currently in “Black Monday” firing mode as two head coaches have already been given the boot. The Rams fired Steve Spagnuolo and GM Billy Devaney, while the Buccaneers terminated Raheem Morris.

Thats’s unfortunate news for both coaches as the Rams (2-14) will hold the second overall pick in the upcoming draft, while the Buccaneers (4-12) will get the fifth overall selection — their consolation prize for miserable seasons.

The first 20 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft are nearly set after yesterdays final regular season games, however picks 21 through 32 will be on hold until the playoffs are over and the next Super Bowl is champion is crowned.

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7

*Coin flip will be used at a later date to determine placement

Saints fans are of course hoping that their team get’s the last pick in the first round, because that would mean they brought home their second Lombardi Trophy in three years.

New Orleans made the playoffs for the third consecutive season this year after posting a 13-3 record. They will host the Detriot Lions this Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the wild card round, where they are a perfect 8-0.