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NFL releases tentative draft order, Bills to pick 9th

Posted Dec 30, 2013

The NFL has released the tentative order for the 2014 draft.


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
1 Houston Texans 2 14 0 0.125 0.559 143 113 0
2 Washington Redskins 3 13 0 0.188 0.516 131 123 2
3 Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 0.25 0.504 129 127 0
4 Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 0.25 0.516 131 123 2
5 Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 0.25 0.523 134 122 0
6 Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 0.25 0.553 141 114 1
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 12 0 0.25 0.574 147 109 0
8 Minnesota Vikings 5 10 1 0.344 0.512 130 124 2
9 Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 0.375 0.52 133 123 0
10 Detroit Lions 7 9 0 0.438 0.457 115 137 4
11 Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 0.438 0.504 129 127 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
14 Chicago Bears 8 8 0 0.5 0.465 117 135 4
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 0.5 0.469 119 135 2
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
19 Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 0.5 0.523 134 122 0
20 Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 0.625 0.531 136 120 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
23 Philadelphia Eagles* 10 6 0 0.625 0.453 115 139 2
24 Kansas City Chiefs* 11 5 0 0.688 0.445 114 142 0
25 Cincinnati Bengals* 11 5 0 0.688 0.48 122 132 2
26 Indianapolis Colts* 11 5 0 0.688 0.484 124 132 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
30 Carolina Panthers* 12 4 0 0.75 0.494 126 129 1
31 Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 0.813 0.469 120 136 0
32 Seattle Seahawks* 13 3 0 0.813 0.49 125 130 1

*- Subject to Playoffs
#- Subject to Coin Flip
NOTE: Does not include trades