Raiders to pick third overall in 2013 draft

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

With the Raiders losing to the Chargers Sunday, they officially take the third overall spot in the 2013 draft.

The Raiders have been situated in the third overall spot for a few weeks now. Even the win over the Chiefs in week 15 didn't change that. It simply made it all but certain they would not pick any higher than third.

The Raiders finish the season with a 4-12 record which is tied with the Eagles and Lions, but the Raiders have the easiest strength of schedule among the three teams, giving them the top pick among them in the tiebreaker. The Chiefs will choose first overall and the Jaguars will pick second - both of whom finish with a 2-14 record on the season. Not coincidentally, those two teams made up three of the Raiders' four wins this season.

This means the Raiders will give the Bengals the 35th overall pick as part of the Carson Palmer trade which means their next pick will be the 67th overall pick (third round). Which number pick they have in the fourth round will depend upon compensatory picks at the end of the third round. They have no round five pick as the last piece of the Aaron Curry trade and they have an extra round seven pick from the Louis Murphy trade.

Here is how the first round of the draft currently stacks up before the playoffs:

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) .516 SOS

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) .539

3. Oakland Raiders (4-12) .469

4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) .508

5. Detroit Lions (4-12) .566

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) .508

7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11) .559

8. Buffalo Bills (6-10) .480

9. New York Jets (6-10) .512 (4-8 conference record)

10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) .512 (5-7 conference record)

11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) .457

12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) .500

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) .502

14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) .516

15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) .522

16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) .537

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) .465

18. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) .515

19. New York Giants (9-7) .522

20. Chicago Bears (10-6) .514

The final 12 teams will be slotted by playoff elimination. Here they are according to playoff seeding:

21. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) (9-6-1) .496

22. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) .518

23. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) .437

24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) .441

25. Seattle Seahawks (11-5) .506

26. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) .496

27. Green Bay Packers (11-5) .508

28. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) .504

29. Houston Texans (12-4) .496

30. New England Patriots (12-4) .496

31. Denver Broncos (13-3) .457

32. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) .421

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