Pre-Super Bowl draft order

Pre-Super Bowl draft order

All that's left to determine the final draft order is the result of the Super Bowl. The first 30 teams are position.

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.

Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2011 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.

    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. New England from Oakland 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. Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 .625 106 150 .414
22. Indianapolis Colts 10 6 .625 121 135 .473
23. Philadelphia Eagles* 10 6 .625 126 130 .492
24. New Orleans Saints 11 5 .688 120 136 .469
25. Seattle Seahawks 7 9 .438 124 132 .484
26. Baltimore Ravens 12 4 .750 124 132 .484
27. Atlanta Falcons 13 3 .813 124 132 .484
28. New England Patriots 14 2 .875 129 127 .504
29. New York Jets 11 5 .688 126 130 .492
30. Chicago Bears 11 5 .688 121 135 .473
31. Green Bay Packers* 10 6 .625 133 123 .520
32. Pittsburgh Steelers* 12 4 .750 128 128 .500


*- Subject to Super Bowl

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