How every Week 17 game affects the Saints’ draft position

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The Saints may be out of the playoff race, but the outcome of their Week 17 game, as well as the rest of the NFL, will play a big role in draft positions in 2016.

Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Andrus Peat (Stanford) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 13th overall pick to the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints’ win-loss record and current draft position means they’re out of the playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping an eye on the other games being played this Sunday.

A number of games play into where the Saints will be drafting in 2016, with every slot from eighth overall to eighteenth being possibilities.  So I saved you the trouble of finding out who to root for in all sixteen games in the final week of the NFL regular season:

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