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BREAKING: Titans, Browns secure top two draft spots

The Browns had been in the mix for the #1 overall pick in the 2016 draft all season, but in the end, it's the Titans who are now on the cloc


The Browns had been in the mix for the #1 overall pick in the 2016 draft all season, but in the end, it’s the Titans who are now on the clock. Tennessee’s loss to the Colts secured them the first selection in next April’s draft, while the Browns’ loss to the Steelers means that they are the only other team who can end the season with just three wins, meaning that they will take the #2 spot. While there are still six games left to play, the gulf in strength of schedule between the two teams as things stand right now – .496 for the Titans vs .533 for the Browns – is too wide for those games to make a substantial difference. The Titans and Browns will alternate the first and second pick in each round, so it’ll be Cleveland rather than Tennessee who will have the #33 pick (or, more accurately, the #32 pick as the Patriots’ first round pick was removed due to the Deflategate scandal.) Currently, the Cowboys are the only team guaranteed to end the season on four wins, which would be good for the third pick. The other teams in the running for the #3 pick are the 49ers and the Chargers. The three teams are relatively close in strength of schedule as things currently stand, so the remaining games may have an effect on the draft order if both San Francisco and San Diego lose. RealSport will be updating you on the draft order throughout the day.


Gur Samuel

Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

BREAKING: Titans, Browns secure top two draft spots

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