Monday January 9th, 2012

A quick update on where the 2012 NFL Draft order stands heading into the conference championship games ...

Picks 1 through 20 were more or less settled following Week 17 -- those selections are reserved for the teams that did not qualify for the postseason. The next four slots (21-24) then belong to the four teams eliminated on the first weekend of the playoffs. Likewise, picks 25-28 are now set, with the divisional round completed.

The 8-9 selections and 11-12 will depend on a coin flip. Miami and Carolina finished with identical 6-10 records and matching strengths of schedule, leading to the coin toss tiebreaker. The same occurrence happened with Kansas City and Seattle, just a couple picks lower.

Here's the order are it currently stands:

1. Indianapolis (2-14)

2. St. Louis (2-14)

3. Minnesota (3-13)

4. Cleveland (4-12)

5. Tampa Bay (4-12)

6. Washington (5-11)

7. Jacksonville (5-11)

8. Miami (6-10)*

9. Carolina (6-10)*

10. Buffalo (6-10)

11. Kansas City (7-9)*

12. Seattle (7-9)*

13. Arizona (8-8)

14. Dallas (8-8)

15. Philadelphia (8-8)

16. New York Jets (8-8)

17. Cincinnati -- from Oakland (8-8)

18. San Diego (8-8)

19. Chicago (8-8)

20. Tennessee (9-7)

21. Cincinnati (9-7)

22. Cleveland -- from Atlanta (10-6)

23. Detroit (10-6)

24. Pittsburgh (12-4)

25. Denver (8-8)

26. Houston (10-6)

27. New England -- from New Orleans (13-3)

28. Green Bay (15-1)

29. New York Giants (9-7)#

30. Baltimore (12-4)#

31. San Francisco (13-3)#

32. New England (13-3)#

* = selection will be determined by coin flip# = selection will be determined by playoff outcome

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