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NFL Releases Tentative 2014 Draft Order

Posted Dec 30, 2013

The NFL has announced the order of the 2014 NFL Draft, pending playoff outcomes.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the 2013 regular season came to an end on Sunday, that meant the tentative order of the 2014 NFL draft was set.

With playoff results still left to determine the final order, only the top 20 slots have been officialy determined. Since the Broncos earned a bye to the Divisional Round, Denver will draft no higher than the 27th slot.

The draft order is determined based on record with strength of schedule acting as a tiebreaker between teams that finished with the same winning percentage. In the case of even records, the team with the lowest opponent winning percentage will draft higher.

Since the top 20 slots are set, the remaining 12 will be decided by postseason outcomes.

The losers of Wild Card games will pick in the 21st-through-24th positions, according to the reverse order of their standing.

Teams that fall in the Divisional round will draft in the 25th-through-28th slots, according to reverse order of their standing.

Conference championship game losers will draft 29th and 30th, according to reverse order of their standing.

The Super Bowl champion will draft 32nd and the loser of the Super Bowl will have the penultimate pick in each round.

The conclusion of the regular season also finalized all teams’ 2014 opponents. Click here to see who the Broncos will play next year.

Below is the tentative draft order that the NFL released on Monday.

2014 Tentative Draft Order
No. Team Rec. Pct. SOS
1 Houston Texans 2-14 .125 .559
2 Washington Redskins 3-13 .188 .516
3 Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12 .250 .504
4 Cleveland Browns 4-12 .250 .516
5 Oakland Raiders 4-12 .250 .523
6 Atlanta Falcons 4-12 .250 .553
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-12 .250 .574
8 Minnesota Vikings 5-10-1 .344 .512
9 Buffalo Bills 6-10 .375 .520
10 Detroit Lions 7-9 .438 .457
11 Tennessee Titans 7-9 .438 .504
12 New York Giants 7-9 .438 .520
13 St. Louis Rams 7-9 .438 .551
14 Chicago Bears 8-8 .500 .465
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 .500 .469
16 Baltimore Ravens# 8-8 .500 .484
17 Dallas Cowboys# 8-8 .500 .484
18 N.Y. Jets 8-8 .500 .488
19 Miami Dolphins 8-8 .500 .523
20 Arizona Cardinals 10-6 .625 .531
21 Green Bay Packers* 8-7-1 .531 .453
22 San Diego Chargers* 9-7 .563 .496
23 Philadelphia Eagles* 10-6 .625 .453
24 Kansas City Chiefs* 11-5 .688 .445
25 Cincinnati Bengals* 11-5 .688 .480
26 Indianapolis Colts* 11-5 .688 .484
27 New Orleans Saints* 11-5 .688 .516
28 New England Patriots* 12-4 .750 .473
29 San Francisco 49ers* 12-4 .750 .494
30 Carolina Panthers* 12-4 .750 .494
31 Denver Broncos* 13-3 .813 .469
32 Seattle Seahawks* 13-3 .813 .490
*Subject to Playoffs; #Subject to Coin Flip