A win is a win, except when it comes to the NFL Draft.
The Titans and Chargers sit above the Browns due to the first tiebreaker, strength of schedule (SOS). The Titans have the worst SOS of the three (.473), far ahead of the Chargers (.509) and Browns (.521).
The order is far from set with three games remaining. The Titans will face the Patriots, Texans, and Colts to end the season, while the Chargers have the Dolphins, Raiders, and Broncos. The Browns have the most daunting schedule with the Seahawks, Chiefs, and Steelers.
Four teams -- the Ravens, Lions, 49ers, and Cowboys -- all own 4-9 records, making for an interesting end of the season in regards to the draft order. The next tiebreakers are conference and division records. If all is even, a coin will be flipped at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The Browns have drafted third four times dating back to 1999. The team chose Gerard Warren in 2001, Braylon Edwards in 2005, Joe Thomas in 2007, and Trent Richardson in 2012. Only Thomas enjoyed a successful career in Cleveland.
Mock drafts are beginning to emerge at a faster pace with the offseason approaching. Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch, and Joey Bosa seem to be the most popular options for the Browns at this point.
Of course, the performance of Johnny Manziel and owner Jimmy Haslam's mood at the end of the season will influence the team's draft choice.