2012 NFL Draft order: Faltering Jaguars rising near the top

With another week of games, the order for the 2012 NFL Draft has become even muddier. With their loss Monday Night, the Jacksonville Jaguars now have the fourth pick in the draft, but have lost three straight and could rise with games against weak opposition coming up.

The draft order is based on record then strength of schedule. If that's tied, a coin flip takes place. If the Jaguars finish with the same record as the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings, who currently have picks two and three, respectively, the Jacksonville could jump into the second spot. For those curious, the Rams close with the Seahawks, Bengals, Steelers and 49ers. The Vikings have the Lions, Saints, Redskins and Bears and the Jaguars get the Buccaneers, Falcons, Titans and Colts.

For those who have asked, I use the ESPN standings for the strength of schedule. It only calculates based on opponents already played.

After the jump, picks one through 15 in the draft. I'd go further, but nine teams have a 7-5 record. Also, I am tired.


1. Indianapolis Colts
Record: 0-12
Strength of schedule:

2. St. Louis Rams
Record: 2-10
Strength of schedule: .556

3. Minnesota Vikings
Record: 2-10
Strength of schedule: .569

4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Record: 3-9
Strength of schedule: .549

5. Washington Redskins
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .458

6. Carolina Panthers
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .465

7. Cleveland Browns
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .486

8. Philadelphia Eagles
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .507

9. Miami Dolphins
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .521

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Record: 4-8
Strength of schedule: .576

11. Arizona Cardinals
Record: 5-7
Strength of schedule: .444

12. Kansas City Chiefs
Record: 5-7
Strength of schedule: .465

* 13/14. Buffalo Bills
Record: 5-7
Strength of schedule: .514

* 13/14. Seattle Seahawks
Record: 5-7
Strength of schedule: .514

15. San Diego Chargers
Record: 5-7
Strength of schedule: .521

* If the draft were held right now, which is absurd, the Bills and Seahawks would have a coin flip to determine who gets the higher draft pick.

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