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Top-20 NFL draft order determined

With the playoff teams determined, the top-20 draft order has been set.

The top 20 draft picks have been slotted with those teams out of the playoffs, but the bottom 16 draft picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft are yet to be determined by how far the playoff teams advance.

The Cleveland Browns hold the first pick in the draft and the 12th pick after getting the No. 12 pick as one of the three picks in the top 20 that were traded away. The Browns’ 12th pick comes from the Philadelphia Eagles, who have the 15th pick because of a trade with Minnesota Vikings. The Tennessee Titans own the fifth pick in the draft because of a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, making the Titans the second team to have two picks in the top 20 (they also have their original pick at 18).

The draft will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia. 

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. 

Indianapolis and Minnesota have the same strength-of-schedule, and neither the divisional nor the conference tie-break applies; therefore, the tie for the 14th and 15th positions will be determined by a coin flip.

2017 NFL DRAFT ORDER

# Team Win Loss Tie Winning Pct. Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie Strength of Schedule
1 Cleveland Browns 1 15 0 0.063 139 114 3 0.549
2 San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 0.125 127 125 4 0.504
3 Chicago Bears 3 13 0 0.188 133 122 1 0.521
4 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 0.188 135 121 0 0.527
5 Tennessee Titans (from Rams) 4 12 0 0.25 127 125 4 0.504
6 New York Jets 5 11 0 0.313 131 122 3 0.518
7 San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 0.313 139 117 0 0.543
8 Carolina Panthers 6 10 0 0.375 131 122 3 0.518
9 Cincinnati Bengals 6 9 1 0.406 133 122 1 0.521
10 Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 0.438 122 131 3 0.482
11 New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 0.438 133 121 2 0.523
12 Cleveland Browns (from Eagles) 7 9 0 0.438 141 111 4 0.559
13 Arizona Cardinals 7 8 1 0.469 117 136 3 0.463
14 Indianapolis Colts ^ 8 8 0 0.5 126 130 0 0.492
15 Philadelphia Eagles (from Vikings) 8 8 0 0.5 125 129 2 0.492
16 Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 0.5 126 127 3 0.498
17 Washington Redskins 8 7 1 0.531 131 123 2 0.516
18 Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 0.563 119 137 0 0.465
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 0.563 125 129 2 0.492
20 Denver Broncos 9 7 0 0.563 140 115 1 0.549
21 Detroit Lions * 9 7 0 0.563 121 134 1 0.475
22 Houston Texans * 9 7 0 0.563 128 127 1 0.502
23 Miami Dolphins * 10 6 0 0.625 115 138 3 0.455
24 Green Bay Packers * 10 6 0 0.625 129 125 2 0.508
25 Seattle Seahawks * 10 5 1 0.656 112 142 2 0.441
26 Atlanta Falcons * 11 5 0 0.688 122 132 2 0.48
27 New York Giants * 11 5 0 0.688 123 130 3 0.486
28 Pittsburgh Steelers * 11 5 0 0.688 125 128 3 0.494
29 Oakland Raiders * 12 4 0 0.75 129 127 0 0.504
30 Kansas City Chiefs * 12 4 0 0.75 130 126 0 0.508
31 Dallas Cowboys * 13 3 0 0.813 119 134 3 0.471
32 New England Patriots * 14 2 0 0.875 111 142 3 0.439

*- Subject to Playoffs
^- The 14th and 15th selections will be decided by coin flip  


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