2011 NFL Draft Order First Glance

The Patriots have two picks in the 2011 NFL Draft's first round. Aside from their own (32nd overall at this point), the team owns Oakland's pick for the Richard Seymour trade in 2009 (17th overall).

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. Â 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.

2010 Results Strength of Schedule
# Team Win Loss Pct Opp Win Opp Loss Pct
1. Carolina Panthers 2 14 .125 147 109 .574
2. Denver Broncos 4 12 .250 132 124 .516
3. Buffalo Bills 4 12 .250 148 108 .578
4. Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 .250 149 107 .582
5. Arizona Cardinals 5 11 .313 119 137 .465
6. Cleveland Browns 5 11 .313 146 110 .570
7. San Francisco 49ers 6 10 .375 125 131 .488
8. Tennessee Titans 6 10 .375 130 126 .508
9. Dallas Cowboys 6 10 .375 131 125 .512
10. Washington Redskins 6 10 .375 132 124 .516
11. Houston Texans 6 10 .375 134 122 .523
12. Minnesota Vikings 6 10 .375 138 118 .539
13. Detroit Lions 6 10 .375 139 117 .543
14. St. Louis Rams 7 9 .438 115 141 .449
15. Miami Dolphins 7 9 .438 138 118 .539
16. Jacksonville Jaguars 8 8 .500 116 140 .453
17. Oakland Raiders 8 8 .500 120 136 .469
18. San Diego Chargers 9 7 .563 117 139 .457
19. New York Giants 10 6 .625 116 140 .453
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 .625 122 134 .477
21. Seattle Seahawks* 7 9 .438 124 132 .484
22. Kansas City Chiefs* 10 6 .625 106 150 .414
23. Indianapolis Colts* 10 6 .625 121 135 .473
24. Philadelphia Eagles* 10 6 .625 126 130 .492
25. Green Bay Packers* 10 6 .625 133 123 .520
26. New Orleans Saints* 11 5 .688 120 136 .469
27. Chicago Bears* 11 5 .688 121 135 .473
28. New York Jets* 11 5 .688 126 130 .492
29. Baltimore Ravens* 12 4 .750 124 132 .484
30. Pittsburgh Steelers* 12 4 .750 128 128 .500
31. Atlanta Falcons* 13 3 .813 124 132 .484
32. New England Patriots* 14 2 .875 129 127 .504


*- Subject to Playoffs

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