2012 NFL Draft Order Coming Into Focus After Championship Sunday

The Indianapolis Colts' loss gives them the first pick in the draft. The St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings finished their season with the second and third picks, respectively.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Excluding Coin Flips, First Round Is Now Set

With the New York Giants 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, the final order for the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is set, excluding a few tie-breakers that will be settled by a coin toss:

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
21. Cincinnati Bengals, 9-7
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta Falcons, 10-6)
23. Detroit Lions, 10-6
24. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
25. Denver Broncos, 8-8
26. Houston Texans, 10-6
27. New Orleans Saints, 13-3
28. Green Bay Packers 15-1
29. Baltimore Ravens 12-4
30. San Francisco 49ers 13-3
31. New England Patriots 13-3
32. New York Giants 9-7

*Will be determined by coin flip, likely at the NFL Combine.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Ravens, 49ers Slot In With Championship Game Losses

With the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers falling in the conference championship games on Sunday, the order for the 2012 NFL Draft is almost set.

By virtue of their superior 13-3 regular season record, the 49ers will have the No. 30 pick while the 12-4 Baltimore Ravens will receive the No. 29 pick.

Here's how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out, with only the fates of the New England Patriots and the New York Giants still to be decided:

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
21. Cincinnati Bengals, 9-7
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta Falcons, 10-6)
23. Detroit Lions, 10-6
24. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
25. Denver Broncos, 8-8
26. Houston Texans, 10-6
27. New Orleans Saints, 13-3
28. Green Bay Packers 15-1
29. Baltimore Ravens 12-4
30. San Francisco 49ers 13-3

*Will be determined by coin flip, likely at the NFL Combine.

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2012 NFL Draft Order Updated After Divisional Round Of NFL Playoffs

Four more teams' seasons ended this past weekend as the NFL playoffs rolled on through the divisional round. With the AFC and NFC Championship set, we also know more about the 2012 NFL Draft order. The four losers this past weekend -- the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints -- all slot in to picks No. 25 through 28, based on their regular season records.

Piecing together the 2012 NFL Draft order following the divisional round of the NFL playoffs was a simple exercise, with no tiebreakers needed. The Denver Broncos had the worst regular season record and will therefor pick at No. 25. Green Bay, with its 15-1 record, had the best record of the bunch and will pick 28th. The Texans and Saints will pick 27th and 28th, respectively.

Here's the full NFL Draft order as we know it right now.

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
21. Cincinnati Bengals, 9-7
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta Falcons, 10-6)
23. Detroit Lions, 10-6
24. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
25. Denver Broncos, 8-8
26. Houston Texans, 10-6
27. New Orleans Saints, 13-3
28. Green Bay Packers 15-1

*Will be determined by coin flip, likely at the NFL Combine.

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2012 NFL Draft Order Updated After First Round Of NFL Playoffs

The WIld Card round of the NFL playoffs is in the history books. The four teams that lost this weekend can now turn their attention to the 2012 NFL Draft, as they now know where they will be drafting in the first round. Here is an updated look at the 2012 NFL Draft order.

The first 20 picks were set last week, pending the outcome of a couple coin flips to determine the order for Carolina and Miami at picks 8 and 9, as well as Seattle and Kansas City at 11 and 12. That's noted by the asterisk.

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7
21. Cincinnati Bengals, 9-7
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta Falcons, 10-6)
23. Detroit Lions, 10-6
24. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4

The losing teams in the Division round of the playoffs will occupy picks 25-28, sorted based on their regular season records and strength of schedule. That continues rights through the Super Bowl, with the winner getting the last pick in the first round.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Andrew Luck And Robert Griffin III Highlight Crop Of Players

The NFL regular season is over, and attention now shifts to the 2012 NFL Draft. With the draft order all set for the non-playoff teams, our latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft takes a look at how things might shake out come April.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Top-20 Set Pending Two Coin Flips

The first 20 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft are just about set, but we'll have to wait a while for a final order. We do know the Indianapolis Colts will pick first in the draft, by virtue of a 2-14 record and tiebreaker over the St. Louis Rams. The Minnesota Vikings will pick third, followed by the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The draft order was solidified, somewhat, on Sunday night, following the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the New York Giants. With the win, New York took the NFC East crown, while Dallas took the better draft position. Dallas will own the No. 14 pick and the Giants will be slotted into the draft order whenever they fall out of the playoffs.



The caveat here is the No. 8 and No. 9 picks, as well as the No. 11 and No. 12 picks. The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs finished with the same record, and exhausted every tiebreaker for the 11th pick. As a result, those two teams will be involved in a coin flip, likely at the NFL Combine, to determine the order of picks. The same holds true for the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins, who will flip for the No. 8 and No. 9 picks.

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10*
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10*
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
T-11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
T-11. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7

*Coin flip will be used at a later date

Picks 21 through 32 will be determined by playoff exit, with the first four teams out during Wild Card weekend slotting into No. 21 through No. 24, based on overall record. The trend continues on down the line to the Super Bowl, with the winner taking the final pick, No. 32, and the loser taking the 31st pick.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Non-Playoff Teams Almost Set With One Game Left To Go

The 2012 NFL Draft order is taking shape. With just one regular season game left to play, all but one of the spots for non-playoffs teams has been determined.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Colts Secure First Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts' loss gives them the first pick in the draft. The St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings finished their season with the second and third picks, respectively.

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