NFC West could dominate (the draft) in 200
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
We've made it to December, the time of year when NFC West teams start thinking about playoff positioning. I mean, draft positioning. And, let's face it: Most of us following teams in this division have been thinking about draft positioning for some time.
The division has a chance to field three teams among the top seven or eight overall choices. No division has placed three teams among the top 10 overall choices without a trade since the NFL aligned into eight divisions in 2002, according to David Bearman of ESPN Stats & Information.
The AFC East made three picks among the top 10 last season. The Patriots acquired the seventh overall choice from San Francisco before trading back to 10th overall. The Dolphins picked first and the Jets chose sixth.
The NFC North made three picks among the top 10 in 2005. The Vikings acquired the seventh overall choice from Oakland. The Bucs picked fifth. The Lions picked 10th.
A quick look at the standings, 1 through 32, shows the Seahawks and Rams between the third and fifth choices. The 49ers are seventh.
Question: As a fan, would you rather have a top-five pick or win a few games to improve the record and possibly build something positive for next season?
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14 Final Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 Final Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 Final New York 7 Philadelphia 37 Final St. Louis 13 Miami 14 Final Kansas City 14 Green Bay 34 Final Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 Final New England 13 New York 16 Final Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10 Final Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13 Final Chicago 13 Cleveland 33 Final San Francisco 40 Houston 13 Final Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3 Final Denver 27 Dallas 3 Final Arizona 9 San Diego 12 Final Seattle 31 Oakland 41