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January 3, 2012

2012 NFL First Round Draft Order is Set; Colts Get Top Pick



The Indianapolis Colts own the No. 1 pick of the 2012 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 26-28.

The order of the first round of the 2012 Draft was announced today by the NFL.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, April 28 at noon ET.  

The Colts’ choice will be followed by the St. Louis Rams picking second and the Minnesota Vikings third.  
Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2012 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.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.

2012 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
(Does not include trades)


#
Team
Win
Loss
Tie
Winning Percentage
Strength of
Schedule
Opp Win
Opp Loss
Opp Tie
1.
Indianapolis Colts
2
14
0
.125
.539
138
118
0
2.
St. Louis Rams
2
14
0
.125
.590
151
105
0


3.
Minnesota Vikings
3
13
0
.188
.559
143
113
0


4.
Cleveland Browns
4
12
0
.250
.531
136
120
0
5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4
12
0
.250
.551
141
115
0


6.
Washington Redskins
5
11
0
.313
.477
122
134
0
7.
Jacksonville Jaguars
5
11
0
.313
.500
128
128
0


8.
Carolina Panthers #
6
10
0
.375
.504
129
127
0
9.
Miami Dolphins #
6
10
0
.375
.504
129
127
0
10.
Buffalo Bills
6
10
0
.375
.520
133
123
0


11.
Kansas City Chiefs #
7
9
0
.438
.512
131
125
0
12.
Seattle Seahawks #
7
9
0
.438
.512
131
125
0


13.
Arizona Cardinals
8
8
0
.500
.469
120
136
0
14.
Dallas Cowboys
8
8
0
.500
.473
121
135
0
15.
Philadelphia Eagles
8
8
0
.500
.488
125
131
0
16.
New York Jets
8
8
0
.500
.500
128
128
0
17.
Oakland Raiders
8
8
0
.500
.504
129
127
0
18.
San Diego Chargers
8
8
0
.500
.516
132
124
0
19.
Chicago Bears
8
8
0
.500
.527
135
121
0

 

20.
Tennessee Titans
9
7
0
.563
.461
118
138
0

 

21.
Denver Broncos*
8
8
0
.500
.520
133
123
0

 

22.
Cincinnati Bengals*
9
7
0
.563
.492
126
130
0
23.
New York Giants*
9
7
0
.563
.520
133
123
0


24.
Houston Texans*
10
6
0
.625
.453
116
140
0
25.
Atlanta Falcons*
10
6
0
.625
.480
123
133
0
26.
Detroit Lions*
10
6
0
.625
.535
137
119
0


27.
Baltimore Ravens*
12
4
0
.750
.477
122
134
0
28.
Pittsburgh Steelers*
12
4
0
.750
.492
126
130
0

 

29.
New Orleans Saints*
13
3
0
.813
.441
113
143
0
30.
New England Patriots* #
13
3
0
.813
.449
115
141
0
31.
San Francisco 49ers* #
13
3
0
.813
.449
115
141
0

 

32.
Green Bay Packers*
15
1
0
.938
.457
117
139
0

*- Subject to Playoffs
# - Subject to Coin Flip

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