As the Cleveland Browns look to finish off their season versus the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the team’s executives and fan base are looking toward the 2014 NFL Draft. The Browns currently sit with the 5th overall pick, having the same record as the Jaguars, Raiders, Falcons and Buccaneers and 1 win better then the Washington Redskins. In the draft tie breakers are first broken by Strength of Schedule, generally this suffices for most ties. For the Browns they currently fall in the middle of the 5 tied teams with a SOS of .520. The Jaguars and Raiders are tied with a SOS of .493 with the Falcons and Bucs drafting behind the Browns with SOS of .540 and .564 respectively. The Vikings sit at 4-10-1, just behind the five 4-11 teams in the draft order. Overall the 6 teams listed above are the only teams that could move places with the Browns as the Texans are two wins shy of the Browns and the Bills, Titans and Giants are two wins ahead of the Browns. Lets take a look at these 6 teams in Week 17:
By Jared Mueller -
About the Author
The earliest memory I have, and a story told often by my family, is my older brother teaching me to read using Cleveland Indians baseball cards. He would teach me home runs, batting averages and other pertinent stats and then have me memorize certain players stats like Joe Carter's batting average and home runs To say that my sports dedication started early would be an understatement. Later I remember attending the final games at Municipal Stadium, hurting when Art Modell moved the Browns (I still have the Sports Illustrated with that as the cover story), excitement over the team returning, the MLB All Star game in our town, and wondering if Lebron would ever be all that they said our local boy would be. I also remember and cringe regarding The Drive, The Shot, The Decision and many more. Cleveland area comedian John Caparulo once said that our cities sports miseries is what led to his career in comedy. I think those same miseries led to my career path. I have professional provided counseling services for the last 12 years in a variety of rolls, situations and programs. It will be with the combination of those two passions, Cleveland sports fan and professional counselor, that I will bring to you my point of view on our beloved teams.