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2016 NFL Draft order: Top 5 picks in flux

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The Tennessee Titans keep losing their way to the first overall pick in the draft.

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We may be through 12 weeks of the season, but the 2016 NFL Draft order is completely up in the air, especially at the top. The first overall pick now belongs to the Tennessee Titans, who jumped all the way up from third overall this week.

Other picks in the top five are fluid. After losing on Monday night, the Cleveland Browns at 2-9 are locked into the second overall pick. Although Cleveland and Tennessee have the same record, the Titans’ full season strength of schedule is lower so they get the higher pick. The two teams are just small percentage points apart, however.

The continually losing Dallas Cowboys jumped from seventh to third based on strength of schedule tiebreakers. By winning, Detroit went all the way from the fifth pick to 12th. One of the other noteworthy movers this week is the San Diego Chargers. After winning on Sunday, the Chargers moved from the second overall pick to fourth.

The draft order is based on record, and then overall strength of schedule. If those are the same, conference record then division record are used. If all of that is equal, a coin flip takes place at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

Here is the current 2016 NFL Draft order:

1. Tennessee Titans: 2-9 (.511 strength of schedule)
2. Cleveland Browns: 2-9 (.517 SOS)
3. Dallas Cowboys: 3-8 (.523 SOS)
4. San Diego Chargers: 3-8 (.528 SOS)
5. San Francisco 49ers: 3-8 (.534 SOS)
6. Miami Dolphins: 4-7 (.477 SOS)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: 4-7 (.489 SOS)
8. Baltimore Ravens: 4-7 (.494 SOS)
9. Philadelphia Eagles: 4-7 (.511 SOS)
10. St. Louis Rams: 4-7 (.517 SOS)
11. New Orleans Saints: 4-7 (.523 SOS)
12. Detroit Lions: 4-7 (.528 SOS)
13. New York Giants: 5-6 (.489 SOS - 4-5 in conference)
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-6 (.489 SOS - 4-3 in conference)
15. Oakland Raiders: 5-6 (.506 SOS)
16. Buffalo Bills: 5-6 (.511 SOS)
17. Chicago Bears: 5-6 (.528 SOS)
18. New York Jets: 6-5 (.455 SOS)
19. Atlanta Falcons: 6-5 (.489 SOS)
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: 6-5 (.517 SOS)

Projected to make the playoffs:

21. Washington: 5-6 (.477 SOS)
22. Seattle Seahawks: 6-5 (.489 SOS)
23. Houston Texans: 6-5 (.511 SOS - 4-3 in conference, 2-1 in division)
24. Indianapolis Colts: 6-5 (.511 SOS - 4-3 in conference, 3-0 in division)
25. Kansas City Chiefs: 6-5 (.511 SOS - 5-2 in conference)
26. Green Bay Packers: 7-4 (.500 SOS - 5-3 in conference)
27. Minnesota Vikings: 8-3 (.500 SOS - 5-2 in conference)
28. Arizona Cardinals: 9-2 (.449 SOS)
29. Cincinnati Bengals: 9-2 (.455 SOS)
30. Denver Broncos: 9-2 (.506 SOS)
31. New England Patriots: 10-1 (.455 SOS) - PICK FORFEITED
32. Carolina Panthers: 11-0 (.443 SOS)