Jets To Hold Sixth Pick In The Draft. Giants TBD

With the regular season over, the NFL released its draft order for 2017. With the win yesterday, the New York Jets fell to the sixth pick in the draft, while the Giants are listed at 27th, but their final spot will depend on their post-season.

Before anyone gets totally upset about yesterday’s win over the Bills, the Jets would not have moved up in the draft based on the strength of schedule and beating the Los Angeles Rams, the fifth place holder earlier in the season.

The Cleveland Browns own the first overall pick, followed by the 49ers, Bears, Jaguars, and Rams.

The Giants will be moving up or down based on the following results:

 (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.




TeamWinLossTieWinning PercentageOpp WinOpp LossOpp TieStrength of Schedule
1.Cleveland Browns1150.0631391143.549
2.San Francisco 49ers2140.1251271254.504
3.Chicago Bears3130.1881331221.521
4.Jacksonville Jaguars3130.1881351210.527
5.Los Angeles Rams
(traded to Tennessee)
6.New York Jets5110.3131311223.518
7.San Diego Chargers5110.3131391170.543
8.Carolina Panthers6100.3751311223.518
9.Cincinnati Bengals691.4061331221.521
10.Buffalo Bills790.4381221313.482
11.New Orleans Saints790.4381331212.523
12.Philadelphia Eagles
(traded to Cleveland)
13.Arizona Cardinals781.4691171363.463
14.Indianapolis Colts ^880.5001261300.492
 Minnesota Vikings
(traded to Philadelphia)
16.Baltimore Ravens880.5001261273.498
17.Washington Redskins871.5311311232.516
18.Tennessee Titans970.5631191370.465
19.Tampa Bay Buccaneers970.5631251292.492
20.Denver Broncos970.5631401151.549
21.Detroit Lions *970.5631211341.475
22.Houston Texans *970.5631281271.502
23Miami Dolphins *1060.6251151383.455
24.Green Bay Packers *1060.6251291252.508
25.Seattle Seahawks *1051.6561121422.441
26.Atlanta Falcons *1150.6881221322.480
27.New York Giants *1150.6881231303.486
28.Pittsburgh Steelers *1150.6881251283.494
29.Oakland Raiders *1240.7501291270.504
30.Kansas City Chiefs *1240.7501301260.508
31.Dallas Cowboys *1330.8131191343.471
32.New England Patriots *1420.8751111423.439

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

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