2015 NFL Draft: Updated draft order

With only four teams remaining in the playoffs, most of the 2015 first-round draft order is set.

Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2015 draft, subject to the remaining results of the playoffs. The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A) The Super Bowl champion will select last and the loser of the Super Bowl next-to-last in all rounds, regardless of the record of such participating clubs in the regular season.

(B) The losers of the Conference Championship Games shall select 29th and 30th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C) The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select in the 25th through 28th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D) The losers of the Wild Card games shall select in the 21st through 24th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E) Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If, after all the foregoing procedures have been applied, ties still exist in any grouping except (A) above, such ties shall be broken by 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, the divisional or conference tie-breaking method, if applicable, shall be applied. If neither the divisional nor the conference tie-breaking methods are applicable, ties shall be broken by a coin flip.

The tie between Kansas City and San Diego was broken by the division tie-breaker. Since Kansas City defeated San Diego twice in head-to-head competition, San Diego is given priority in the draft order and will select in the 17th position, with Kansas City in the 18th position.

Though Denver and Seattle have the same strength-of-schedule, neither the divisional nor the conference tie-breaker applies; therefore, if the teams are still tied after the playoffs, their positions will be determined 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.

The draft will be held on April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the sixth consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 30. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 1. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, May 2.

2015 NFL Draft Order

(does not include trades)
#Team WinLoss TieWinning Percentage Opp WinOpp Loss Opp TieStrength of Schedule
1.Tampa Bay Buccaneers 214 0.125 123130 3.486
2.Tennessee Titans 214 0.125 129126 1.506
3.Jacksonville Jaguars 313 0.188 131124 1.514
4.Oakland Raiders 313 0.188 146110 0.570
5.Washington Redskins 412 0.250 127129 0.496
6.New York Jets 412 0.250 139117 0.543
7.Chicago Bears 511 0.313 135120 1.529
8.Atlanta Falcons 610 0.375 122131 3.482
9.New York Giants 610 0.375 131125 0.512
10.St. Louis Rams 610 0.375 136120 0.531
11.Minnesota Vikings 79 0.438 121134 1.475
12.Cleveland Browns 79 0.438 121132 3.479
13.New Orleans Saints 79 0.438 123130 3.486
14.Miami Dolphins 88 0.500 131125 0.512
15.San Francisco 49ers 88 0.500 135121 0.527
16.Houston Texans 97 0.563 114141 1.447
17.San Diego Chargers 97 0.563 131125 0.512
18.Kansas City Chiefs 97 0.563 131125 0.512
19.Buffalo Bills 97 0.563 132124 0.516
20.Philadelphia Eagles 106 0.625 125130 1.490
21.Cincinnati Bengals 105 1.656 127128 1.498
22.Pittsburgh Steelers 115 0.688 114139 3.451
23.Detroit Lions 115 0.688 120135 1.471
24.Arizona Cardinals 115 0.688 134122 0.523
25.Carolina Panthers 78 1.469 125130 1.490
26.Baltimore Ravens 106 0.625 120133 3.475
27.Dallas Cowboys 124 0.750 114142 0.445
28.Denver Broncos 124 0.750 133122 1.521
29.Indianapolis Colts * 115 0.688 122133 1.479
30.Green Bay Packers * 124 0.750 123132 1.482
31.New England Patriots * 124 0.750 131124 1.514
32.Seattle Seahawks * 124 0.750 134121 1.525
*- Subject to Playoffs

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