SEATTLE — The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.
The Cardinals secured the No. 1 choice in the 20-19 NFL draft after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-24, on Sunday at Century Link Field to end their season 3-13.
Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked the 33-yard game-winning field goal as time expired.
They’ll have the top choice in the draft for the very first time since 1958.
With Arizona the sole real three-win team going to the weekend, the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders were in an three-team race for the next spot, which was ascertained by strength of schedule. The 49ers will pick second based on their .504 potency of schedule, with all the Jets (.506) and Raiders (.545) picking third and fourth.
Areas 8 11 might vary based upon the end result of Sunday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans since the outcome may possibly affect the strength of schedule formula employed to break ties. Moreover, the Steelers have a slight chance to make the play offs as they’d accommodate if the Colts and Titans tie so Pittsburgh isn’t yet secured into the No. 19 spot.
A look at the tentative draft order: