Should The St. Louis Rams Lose For A Higher Draft Pick?


The St. Louis Rams travel to Seattle and face their division rival Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field Sunday for their final game of the season. The Rams have been eliminated from the playoffs for a couple weeks and are the losers of two straight since back to back shutouts.

It’s a meaningless game as far as post season goes. Win or lose, the Rams go home for the season. After entering December with a 5-7, and now they will experience the post season like the rest of us, at home on the television.

As it stands right now the Rams would have the 12th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. However with a loss, the highest the Rams could draft is eighth, and that’s assuming the four other 6-9 teams, Atlanta, Minnesota, the New York Giants, and New Orleans, all win their finales.

Just two of those teams losing could be enough to get the Rams into the top ten which very well would put them in possible Jameis Winston territory.

The Rams will have a chance to sweep Seattle and win in Seattle for the first time since 2004. They could also ruin their their division rival’s chances of getting home filed. With a meaningless in Seattle for a third straight year, a third consecutive loss would put the Rams in a better position come April.

A win against their division rival could end up having them draft as low as 15th overall. This would happen if Cleveland, San Francisco, and Carolina all lost their finales.

While a win against a red hot Seattle Seahawks team looking to make another Super Bowl run would be nice, it might be better for the Rams to lose in order to secure the better draft pick and start looking ahead to 2015.