draft order thread

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  1. saintsdave75

    saintsdave75 Walk On

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    So here are the NFL rules:

    • The team with the lowest winning percentage at the end of the previous season drafts first in the NFL Draft.
    • The rest of the teams are placed in order from lowest winning percentage to the highest.
    • The Super Bowl winner drafts last, even if they do not have the highest winning percentage.
    • The Super Bowl loser drafts next to last.
    • Strength of schedule for the previous season is the first tie-breaker for teams with the same winning percentage.
    • Divisional and conference records are the next step in the tie-breaking procedure.
    • As a last resort, a coin toss is used to determine the order of selection for teams with the same winning percentage.
    • If a playoff and non-playoff team end the season with the same winning percentage, the non-playoff team selects before the playoff team regardless of strength of schedule.

    Now, I don't mind figuring all this out, say for strength of schedule, just count up the number of wins the 16 opponents had. But , what I don't get is that I've seen in some places, that the lower strength of schedule picks first. Why would that be? So, for the first pick, Tennessee and Arizona both are 3-13, but Arizona has the lower SOS (129 wins) while Tennessee's is higher (141 wins). So by official NFL rules, arizona would get the first pick, not Tennessee as previously expected.

    You guys just let me know if you want me to go through with this or just go with the Madden order.
     
  2. saintsdave75

    saintsdave75 Walk On

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    This is so weird, am I the only one who never noticed that teams with the same record alternated in subsequent rounds? I also never noticed that head to head never plays into this either. So, after reviewing this past NFL draft, I did conclude that teams with the same record rotate slots each round and in the case of teams with the same record, the team with the lower strength of schedule gets the earlier pick.

    Example from last draft:

    Washington and Kansas City both finished 4-12

    Washington's SOS= 126 (#wins of opponents)
    Kansas City's SOS= 132 (#wins of opponents)

    In the 1st round, Washington picked 4th, Kansas City picked 5th.
    In the second round, Kansas City picked 4th (36) and Washington picked 5th (37).

    Now, I can have a 5 round draft order figured out real quick today, if this is the way we want to go with it. It just amazes me how much of the draft order procedures that I never even knew about, maybe it's just me. What does everyone think?
     
  3. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    If you got the time to figure out the draft and get it situated, go for it. I love me some realism.
     
  4. saintsdave75

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    OK, here's the official, by NFL standards, draft order, 1st 20 picks:

    1. Arizona 3-13 (SOS- 129)
    2. Tennessee 3-13 (SOS- 141)
    3. Baltimore 4-12 (SOS- 139)
    4. Buffalo 4-12 (SOS- 152)
    5. Detroit 5-11 (SOS- 131, Conf. record- 3-9)
    6. Seattle 5-11 (SOS- 131, Conf. record- 4-8)
    7. Washington 5-11 (SOS- 134)
    8. Dallas 6-10 (SOS- 126)
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    11. Green Bay 6-10 (SOS- 132)
    12. Tampa Bay 7-9 (SOS- 123)
    13. Minnesota 7-9 (SOS- 125)
    14. Atlanta 7-9 (SOS- 130)
    15. St Louis 8-8 (SOS- 116)
    16. Miami 8-8 (SOS- 127, Conf. record- 5-7)
    17. Denver 8-8 (SOS- 127, conf. record- 6-6)
    18. San Diego 8-8 (SOS 133)
    19. Houston 8-8 (SOS- 134)
    20. Indianapolis 8-8 (SOS- 140)
    21-32. TBD

    I will post this if the consensus is that this is the way we want to go. I will also post rounds 2-5 (are we doing 5?) I will also make another post explaining the tiebreakers and alternations between teams with the same records.

    For 9 and 10, Pittsburgh and Oakland have the same SOS and conference record.
     
  5. Miklos_Nyiszli

    Miklos_Nyiszli Walk On

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    good work dave.. and no i never noticed that
     
  6. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    I think last year we did 5 rounds. I don't see a reason we could not do 5 again.
     
  7. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    I think last year we did 5 rounds. I don't see a reason we could not do 5 again.
     
  8. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    Ya i dont mind going 5, but no more. 4 is a better number, but 5 is fine.
     

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