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Are the Buccaneers heading for the playoffs or a top five pick?

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The NFL power rankings are here and the consequences are ....weird. Last week, the Bucs were ranked around number 26 in most rankings. Unsurprisingly, the Bucs have barely moved in the power rankings since last week. They didn't play, after all. But Danny Kelly makes one interesting prediction: he thinks the Bucs are still in the running for the first overall pick.

That'd be disastrous, and would almost guarantee Lovie Smith's firing, but it's not entirely unrealistic. The worst teams in the league all have 1-5 records, which means the Bucs are just 1.5 games ahead of the bottom of the league -- even though they currently hold the 16th pick in the 2016 NFL draft. The Bucs also have one of the easiest schedules in the league, which means they're likely to win most or all of the tiebreakers for draft position -- just like last year.

On the other hand, a playoff spot isn't out of the question either. The Bucs are in the running for a wild card spot, and if they can just get better play out of a few players, they may actually be a good team.

So that's where we're at now. The Bucs are 2-3 and we have no idea where they're headed. They could get it together and make a playoff run, or collapse and end up with a top five draft pick. It's a weird season.