by Joe Fortenbaugh
January 05, 02010
Now that the 2009 regular season has come to a close, the NFL has released the order for the 2010 NFL Draft.
Check out the chart below to see where your team will be drafting.
As expected, the St. Louis Rams are on the clock.
Here is the press release the NFL sent out to the media yesterday:
The St. Louis Rams own the No. 1 pick of the 2010 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 22-24 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The order of the first round of the 2010 Draft – the 75th draft in NFL history – was announced today by the NFL.
The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the first time in 2010. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET.
The Rams’ choice will be followed by the Detroit Lions picking second and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers third.
Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2010 Draft, subject to the results of the playoffs. The draft order is determined by the following procedures:
(A) The winner of the Super Bowl will select last and the other Super Bowl participant next-to-last, regardless of their regular-season record.
(B) The Championship Game participants not advancing to the Super Bowl will select 29th and 30th, according to the reverse order of their regular-season record.
(C) The Divisional Playoff participants not advancing to the Championship Games will select 25th through 28th, according to the reverse order of their regular-season record.
(D) The Wild Card participants not advancing to the Divisional Playoffs will select 21st through 24th, according to the reverse order of their regular-season record.
(E) Non-playoff clubs will select first through 20th, according to the reverse order of their regular-season record.
If ties exist in any grouping except (A) above, they will be broken by strength of schedule (i.e., 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 after applying the strength of schedule tiebreaker, the divisional or conference tiebreakers are applied, if applicable. If the divisional or conference tiebreakers are not applicable, ties will be broken by a coin flip.
2010 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER