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Posted on: January 3, 2011 12:32 pm
 

NFL releases 2011 draft order

The following is the official release from the NFL.

CAROLINA HOLDS FIRST PICK IN 2011 NFL DRAFT

The Carolina Panthers own the No. 1 pick of the 2011 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 28-30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The order of the first round of the 2011 Draft was announced today by the NFL.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the second consecutive year.  The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29.  Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 30.  

The Panthers’ choice will be followed by the Denver Broncos picking second and the Buffalo Bills third.  

Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2011 Draft, subject to the results of the playoffs.  The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A)       The winner of the Super Bowl will select last and the other Super Bowl participant next-to-last, regardless of their regular-season record.

(B)       The Championship Game participants not advancing to the Super Bowl will select 29th and 30th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C)       The Divisional Playoff participants not advancing to the Championship Games will select 25th through 28th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D)       The Wild Card participants not advancing to the Divisional Playoffs will select 21st through 24th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E)       Non-playoff clubs will select first through 20th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If ties exist in any grouping except (A) above, they will be broken by strength of schedule (i.e., figuring the aggregate won-lost-tied percentage of each involved club’s regular-season opponents and awarding preferential selection order to the club which faced the schedule of teams with the lowest aggregate won-lost-tied percentage).

If ties still exist after applying the strength of schedule tiebreaker, the divisional or conference tiebreakers are applied, if applicable.  If the divisional or conference tiebreakers are not applicable, ties will be broken by a coin flip.

2011 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

 

#

Team

Win

Loss

Tie

Winning Percentage

Strength of

Schedule

Opp Win

Opp Loss

Opp Tie

1.

Carolina Panthers

2

14

0

.125

.574

147

109

0

 

         

 

     

2.

Denver Broncos

4

12

0

.250

.516

132

124

0

3.

Buffalo Bills

4

12

0

.250

.578

148

108

0

4.

Cincinnati Bengals

4

12

0

.250

.582

149

107

0

 

         

 

     

5.

Arizona Cardinals

5

11

0

.313

.465

119

137

0

6.

Cleveland Browns

5

11

0

.313

.570

146

110

0

 

         

 

     

7.

San Francisco 49ers

6

10

0

.375

.488

125

131

0

8.

Tennessee Titans

6

10

0

.375

.508

130

126

0

9.

Dallas Cowboys

6

10

0

.375

.512

131

125

0

10.

Washington Redskins

6

10

0

.375

.516

132

124

0

11.

Houston Texans

6

10

0

.375

.523

134

122

0

12.

Minnesota Vikings

6

10

0

.375

.539

138

118

0

13.

Detroit Lions

6

10

0

.375

.543

139

117

0

 

         

 

     

14.

St. Louis Rams

7

9

0

.438

.449

115

141

0

15.

Miami Dolphins

7

9

0

.438

.539

138

118

0

 

 

       

 

     

16.

Jacksonville Jaguars

8

8

0

.500

.453

116

140

0

17.

Oakland Raiders

8

8

0

.500

.469

120

136

0

 

 

       

 

     

18.

San Diego Chargers

9

7

0

.563

.457

117

139

0

 

 

       

 

     

19.

New York Giants

10

6

0

.625

.453

116

140

0

20.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10

6

0

.625

.477

122

134

0

 

 

       

 

     

21.

Seattle Seahawks*

7

9

0

.438

.484

124

132

0

 

 

       

 

     

22.

Kansas City Chiefs*

10

6

0

.625

.414

106

150

0

23.

Indianapolis Colts*

10

6

0

.625

.473

121

135

0

24.

Philadelphia Eagles*

10

6

0

.625

.492

126

130

0

25.

Green Bay Packers*

10

6

0

.625

.520

133

123

0

 

 

       

 

     

26.

New Orleans Saints*

11

5

0

.688

.469

120

136

0

27.

Chicago Bears*

11

5

0

.688

.473

121

135

0

28.

New York Jets*

11

5

0

.688

.492

126

130

0

 

 

       

 

     

29.

Baltimore Ravens*

12

4

0

.750

.484

124

132

0

30.

Pittsburgh Steelers*

12

4

0

.750

.500

128

128

0

 

 

       

 

     

31.

Atlanta Falcons*

13

3

0

.813

.484

124

132

0

 

 

       

 

     

32.

New England Patriots*

14

2

0

.875

.504

129

127

0

*- Subject to Playoffs



Posted on: March 25, 2009 4:06 pm
 

Draft Order Changing in 2010

 The NFL owners have voted to change the draft order -- and frankly, it is about time.

In the past, the draft order was strictly determined by wins and losses in the regular season. This will remain the case for the 20 teams that did not make the playoffs. Teams that do make the playoffs, however, will not be slotted based on how they perform in the playoffs, not their overall records.

Losers from the wild-card games will be given the 21-24 selections. Divisional round losers will be seeded with picks 25-28. Losers of the confrence championship games getting the 29th and 30th picks. The winner and loser of the Super Bowl will then, of course, receive the final two picks based on the championship game's outcome.

It always struck me as odd when teams who failed to make the playoffs were slotted to pick later in the draft than teams that had or when a team picked earlier in the April draft than the team they had beaten in the playoffs only a few months earlier.

The Philadelphia Eagles, for example, beat the Minnesota Vikings in the wildcard round of the playoffs last year. Despite the fact that the Eagles then went on to beat the Giants in the divisional round, before losing to Arizona in the NFC Championship, the Eagles (who finished with a 9-6-1 regular season record) were rewarded with the 20th pick of April's draft. The Vikings (10-6) and Giants (12-4) due to their better regular season records, have the 21st and 29th picks of the first round.

 
 
 
 
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