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NFL Releases Tentative 2014 Draft Order

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
1Houston Texans2-14.125.559
2Washington Redskins3-13.188.516
3Jacksonville Jaguars4-12.250.504
4Cleveland Browns4-12.250.516
5Oakland Raiders4-12.250.523
6Atlanta Falcons4-12.250.553
7Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-12.250.574
8Minnesota Vikings5-10-1.344.512
9Buffalo Bills6-10.375.520
10Detroit Lions7-9.438.457
11Tennessee Titans7-9.438.504
12New York Giants7-9.438.520
13St. Louis Rams7-9.438.551
14Chicago Bears8-8.500.465
15Pittsburgh Steelers8-8.500.469
16Baltimore Ravens#8-8.500.484
17Dallas Cowboys#8-8.500.484
18N.Y. Jets8-8.500.488
19Miami Dolphins8-8.500.523
20Arizona Cardinals10-6.625.531
21Green Bay Packers8-7-1.531.453
22San Diego Chargers9-7.563.496
23Philadelphia Eagles10-6.625.453
24Kansas City Chiefs11-5.688.445
25Cincinnati Bengals11-5.688.480
26Indianapolis Colts11-5.688.484
27New Orleans Saints11-5.688.516
28New England Patriots12-4.750.473
29San Francisco 49ers12-4.750.494
30Carolina Panthers12-4.750.494
31Denver Broncos13-3.813.469
32Seattle Seahawks13-3.813.490
*Subject to Playoffs; #Subject to Coin Flip