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2012 NFL Draft Order: Browns Could Pick In Top 5

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With the playoffs long gone, the Cleveland Browns can begin thinking about their position in the 2012 NFL Draft with two games left in the season. Cleveland should be in line for a top 10 pick in this year's NFL Draft, especially if they drop their remaining two games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh as expected.

Losing both of those games would see Cleveland finish with a 4-12 record. Currently, Cleveland is one of six teams with four or fewer victories, but their head-to-head win over Jacksonville would slot them behind the Jaguars. The other team with only four wins is Tampa. The Browns have a much weaker strength of victory, however, giving them the edge over the Buccaneers.

The Colts, Vikings, and Rams appear to be locked into the top 3 spots. Cleveland cannot catch the Colts, who are 1-13 and can finish 3-13 at best. Cleveland's loss to the Rams would give the Browns an edge if the Rams win two more and tie with Cleveland.

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