UPDATED: Bucs Still In #2 Draft Slot
November 30, 2009 at 12:54pm by Scott • 5 Comments »
Just like the Bucs, Cleveland and St. Louis both put up decent fights but wound up losing yesterday, preserving the three-way 1-10 tie they have going. None of their opponent records were effected enough to change the slotting order so far, so the Bucs would still draft #2 overall if the season ended today.
It should be noted that if New Orleans loses, the Bucs and Cleveland will also be tied in the first tiebreaker, with St. Louis being only one game behind. The next two tiebreakers (division and conference records) don’t matter since the teams aren’t in the same conference. Therefore, a coin flip on draft day would be used to break the tie between Cleveland and Tampa Bay for draft slot — AGAIN. In 2007, the Bucs lost a draft day coin flip to the Browns to determine who would draft third and fourth that year. The Browns selected OT Joe Thomas third, who went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and is a franchise left tackle. The Bucs took Gaines Adams. You know how that story ends. The moral? This shit might just matter. You all just became Cleveland fans for the rest of the year.
UPDATE: Okay, here’s something I failed to consider. The Bucs played both the Patriots and the Saints this year, so it doesn’t matter who wins tonight. Cleveland and Tampa Bay will be tied for draft slot by this time tomorrow. So root for who you want.