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Old 01-22-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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Complete 2009 draft order

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The NFL announced the revised order of the 2009 NFL Draft on Wednesday, reflecting the results of the first three rounds of the 2008 NFL playoffs.

By virtue of their appearance in Super Bowl XLIII, the Arizona Cardinals moved from their previous slot at No. 21 into one of the final two spots. The Super Bowl champion -- either the Pittsburgh Steelers or Cardinals -- will choose 32nd, with the runnner-up selecting 31st.

Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment is based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they do not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl.

The Tennessee Titans -- who finished 13-3 -- will choose 30th overall, ahead of only the two Super Bowl teams.

Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team's opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.

Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.

2008 draft order
No. Team
1 Detroit Lions
2 St. Louis Rams
3 Kansas City Chiefs
4 Seattle Seahawks
5 Cleveland Browns
6 Cincinnati Bengals
7 Oakland Raiders
8 Jacksonville Jaguars
9 Green Bay Packers
10 San Francisco 49ers
11 Buffalo Bills
12 Denver Broncos
13 Washington Redskins
14 New Orleans Saints
15 Houston Texans
16 San Diego Chargers
17 New York Jets
18 Chicago Bears
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas)
21 Philadelphia Eagles
22 Minnesota Vikings
23 New England Patriots
24 Atlanta Falcons
25 Miami Dolphins
26 Baltimore Ravens
27 Indianapolis Colts
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina)
29 New York Giants
30 Tennessee Titans
31 * Arizona Cardinals
32 * Pittsburgh Steelers
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:35 AM   #2
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I know its from NFL.com and everything, but damn that seems sketchy. I could've swore any team that made the playoffs was supposed to be seeded behind any team that didn't. Did they recently change the rule or something?
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I know its from NFL.com and everything, but damn that seems sketchy. I could've swore any team that made the playoffs was supposed to be seeded behind any team that didn't. Did they recently change the rule or something?
No and no. The draft order has always been based upon wins and strength of schedule to break ties. I don't remember it being any different.
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The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.
This is the key phrase. Despite SD making the playoffs they had a pretty weak schedule considering how bad the AFC West was.
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Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs.
If two teams have the same record, the one that didn't make the playoffs picks first.
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This is the key phrase. Despite SD making the playoffs they had a pretty weak schedule considering how bad the AFC West was.
Except that they made the playoffs, which is why they draft last in the 1st round out of the 8-8 teams.
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