The bad news is that the Kansas City Chiefs are not relevant as the NFL playoffs start for 12 teams. The good news is that the Chiefs are very, very relevant in the NFL's other season -- the NFL Draft. The 2013 NFL Draft order is a few weeks away from totally being determined but we know one thing for sure: the Chiefs hold the No. 1 overall pick.
Here's how the top five shakes out:
1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) .516 SOS
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) .539
3. Oakland Raiders (4-12) .469
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) .508
5. Detroit Lions (4-12) .566
You can see the current NFL Draft order right here.
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For the first time since the merger, the Chiefs own the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Their last No. 1 pick, back in the AFL Draft, was used on a guy named Buck Buchanan, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the other team vying for the top pick. The Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans in Week 17, putting their final record at 2-14. If the Chiefs had lost, the Jaguars would have had the No. 1 pick. The Chiefs strength of schedule (or lack thereof) gives them the tiebreaker in this case.
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The top 20 teams of the NFL Draft order will be determined after the Redskins-Cowboys game on Sunday night. The 20 non-playoff teams will be locked into the Draft order, and then the playoff teams will be determined by order of elimination.
So ... who should the Chiefs take No. 1 overall?