DETROIT & HOUSTON CHOOSE NEXT


The Cincinnati Bengals will make the first choice of the 2003 National Football League Draft on April 26-27 in New York, the league has announced.

The Bengals' choice will be followed by the Detroit Lions picking second and Houston Texans third."> DETROIT & HOUSTON CHOOSE NEXT


The Cincinnati Bengals will make the first choice of the 2003 National Football League Draft on April 26-27 in New York, the league has announced.

The Bengals' choice will be followed by the Detroit Lions picking second and Houston Texans third.">

Cincinnati Holds First Pick

<p align="center"><b>DETROIT & HOUSTON CHOOSE NEXT</b></p> <br>The Cincinnati Bengals will make the first choice of the 2003 National Football League Draft on April 26-27 in New York, the league has announced.<br><br> The Bengals' choice will be followed by the Detroit Lions picking second and Houston Texans third.

Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team's opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.

Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs. Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment will be based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they will not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.

Updated 4/14

First Round

Club

Win

Loss

Tie

Percent

Strength of Schedule

Opponents Record

1. Cincinnati

2

14

0

.125

.537

136-117-3

2. Detroit

3

13

0

.188

.494

126-129-1

3. Houston

4

12

0

.250

.518

132-123-1

4. Chicago

4

12

0

.250

.521

133-122-1

5. Dallas

5

11

0

.313

.500

128-128-0

6. Arizona

5

11

0

.313

.500

128-128-0

7. Minnesota

6

10

0

.375

.498

127-128-1

8. Jacksonville

6

10

0

.375

.506

129-126-1

9. Carolina

7

9

0

.438

.486

123-130-3

10. Baltimore

7

9

0

.438

.506

128-125-3

11. Seattle

7

9

0

.438

.506

129-126-1

12. St. Louis

7

9

0

.438

.508

130-126-0

13. New York Jets (from Washington in Laveranues Coles deal)

7

9

0

.438

.527

135-121-0

14. New England (from Buffalo in Drew Bledsoe trade)

9

7

0

.563

.525

134-121-1

15. San Diego

8

8

0

.500

.492

126-130-0

16. Kansas City

8

8

0

.500

.527

135-121-0

17. New Orleans

9

7

0

.563

.498

126-127-3

18. New Orleans (from Miami in Ricky Williams trade)

9

7

0

.563

.498

126-127-3

19. New England

9

7

0

.563

.525

134-121-1

20. Denver

9

7

0

.563

.527

135-121-0

21. Cleveland

9

7

0

.563

.486

123-130-3

22. New York Jets

9

7

0

.563

.500

128-128-0

23. Buffalo (From Atlanta in Peerless Price deal)

9

6

1

.594

.494

126-129-1

24. Indianapolis

10

6

0

.625

.479

122-133-1

25. New York Giants

10

6

0

.625

.482

123-132-1

26. San Francisco

10

6

0

.625

.504

129-127-0

27. Pittsburgh

10

5

1

.656

.486

124-131-1

28. Tennessee

11

5

0

.688

.479

122-133-1

29. Green Bay

12

4

0

.750

.451

115-140-1

30. Philadelphia

12

4

0

.750

.469

120-136-0

31. Oakland

11

5

0

.688

.529

135-120-1

32. Oakland (from Tampa Bay in compensation for head coach Jon Gruden)

11

5

0

.688

.529

135-120-1

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-- The latest draft notes installment is courtesy of Adam Caplan who is the editor of footballinjuries.com. Caplan appears on ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio 920 in Philadelphia as an NFL analyst. He also is a regular contributor as an NFL analyst for the TFY Draft Preview.


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