The Buffalo Bills own the ninth overall pick in the 2014 Draft, as announced by the NFL on Monday.
The Houston Texans hold the No. 1 pick in the Draft, which will be held on May 8-10. The order of draft picks outside of the top 20 will be finalized pending the results of upcoming playoff games.
The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, May 8. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 9. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, May 10.
Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2014 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.
Though Baltimore and Dallas have the same strength-of-schedule, neither the divisional nor the conference tie-breaker applies; therefore, the tie for the 16th and 17th positions will be determined by a coin flip.
The tie between Carolina and San Francisco was broken by the conference tie-breaker. Since Carolina defeated San Francisco in head-to-head competition, San Francisco is given priority in the Draft order, subject to the results of the playoffs.
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.
2014 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
|#||Team||Win||Loss||Tie||Winning Percentage||Strength of Schedule||Opp Win||Opp Loss||Opp Tie|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||12||0||0.25||0.574||147||109||0|
|12||New York Giants||7||9||0||0.438||0.52||132||122||2|
|13||St. Louis Rams||7||9||0||0.438||0.551||141||115||0|
|16||Baltimore Ravens #||8||8||0||0.5||0.484||123||131||2|
|Dallas Cowboys #||8||8||0||0.5||0.484||123||131||2|
|18||New York Jets||8||8||0||0.5||0.488||125||131||0|
|21||Green Bay Packers*||8||7||1||0.531||0.453||115||139||2|
|22||San Diego Chargers*||9||7||0||0.563||0.496||127||129||0|
|24||Kansas City Chiefs*||11||5||0||0.688||0.445||114||142||0|
|27||New Orleans Saints*||11||5||0||0.688||0.516||132||124||0|
|28||New England Patriots*||12||4||0||0.75||0.473||121||135||0|
|29||San Francisco 49ers*||12||4||0||0.75||0.494||126||129||1|
*- Subject to Playoffs
#- Subject to Coin Flip
NOTE: Does not include trades