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Monday, December 26, 2011
Current draft order: Redskins 7, Eagles 13

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

So if you're a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles or the Washington Redskins, you probably don't care very much about Sunday night's Cowboys-Giants game. I'm guessing the whole idea of it makes some of you sick to your stomach. Or maybe you're like me and that's happening just because you ate too much over the weekend.

Anyway, for those of you in the division whose teams are eliminated from playoff contention, I present the current 2012 NFL Draft order, as it would stand if the season ended right this very minute, according to ESPN Stats & Information:

1. Indianapolis Colts (2-13)

2. St. Louis Rams (2-13)

3. Minnesota Vikings (3-12)

4. Cleveland Browns (4-11)

5. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-11)

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11)

7. Washington Redskins (5-10)

8. Miami Dolphins (5-10)

9. Carolina Panthers (6-9)

10. Buffalo Bills (6-9)

11. Kansas City Chiefs (6-9)

12. Arizona Cardinals (7-8)

13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-8)

14. Seattle Seahawks (7-8)

15. San Diego Chargers (7-8)

16. Chicago Bears (7-8)

The tiebreaker is strength of schedule -- i.e., if you have a weaker one, you pick higher. The Redskins' opponents' combined record is a pretty poor .476, which looks as though it would allow them to jump any or all of the three teams in front of them if they lost to the Eagles on Sunday and those teams won. So they could get up as high as No. 4, potentially, which would greatly improve their chances of drafting Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III if that's what they want to do.

The Eagles' opponents' combined record is .500 and will drop when they play the Redskins on Sunday. Should they lose, it looks as though they might possibly be able to sneak into the top 10 if a couple of the teams ahead of them were to win. A victory against the Redskins likely would push the Eagles into the second half of the first round.

Meanwhile, anyone see me on SportsCenter this morning? I'll be back on around 12:15 pm ET, live from the Giants' training facility here in East Rutherford, N.J., in case any of my Giants-fan friends want to get a look at my smiling face.