St. Louis Still in Running for Top Draft Pick
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis and St. Louis are the last teams standing for the NFL draft's top pick on April 26th, 2012.
Minnesota eliminated itself by winning its third game, 33-26 at Washington. Because its schedule was stronger than either the Colts or the Rams played, the Vikings can't select first even if all three teams finish 3-13.
The Colts remain the front-runner and if they lose at Jacksonville (4-11) next Sunday, they have the chance to choose Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, considered the top prospect in the draft. The Rams would get the first overall spot if Indy wins and they lose at home to San Francisco.
St. Louis selected quarterback Sam Bradford atop the draft in 2010, so if the Rams earn the top pick, they should get lots of offers from quarterback-needy teams eager to trade up for Luck.