For fans of teams that have struggled in 2016, all you want for Christmas is a difference maker in the 2017 NFL Draft. With just two games remaining, the race for the top pick looks to be a two-team race between the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. If the Browns continue to remain winless, they will earn the top spot and could have another pick in the top ten as the Eagles will send their top selection to Cleveland as part of their 2016 trade to move up to select Carson Wentz. If the Browns end up winning at least one game, they could find themselves in a tiebreaker with the 49ers. After overall record, the tiebreaker is strength of schedule where the Browns have a slight edge right now over the 49ers.
With Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey opting to skip their team's bowl games, the conversation has centered around how it will impact their draft stock. My opinion is both players have enough of a body of work that this will be a non-conversation come April, but it gives us something draft related to talk about in December. Heavy's holiday edition of the NFL mock draft bases the order on the current NFL standings. We are also making some assumptions on players declaring for the NFL Draft since the process is still open with many players opting to wait until after their bowl games to make their decision. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's latest NFL mock draft. (Getty)