Coin flips settle first round of draft

The NFL conducted coin flips Friday to determine the final order of the first round of the 2010 draft. Six teams were directly involved in three coin flips, but two additional teams stood to gain.

As a result of three coin flips:

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars own the 10th pick, with the Denver Broncos picking 11th. Denver acquired the pick from the Chicago Bears in the Jay Cutler trade;
  • The Tennessee Titans will pick 16th and the San Francisco 49ers 17th, having acquired that pick from the Carolina Panthers;
  • The Atlanta Falcons now have the 19th pick, and the Houston Texans select 20th.

The coin flips, held because those spots were tied due to same strength of schedule and no division or conference tie-breakers applied, took place in the lobby of the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFL had three coins specially made for the occasion, one for each tie. The coins had the logos of the tied teams representing heads and tails, so neither team actually called its choice.

Here is the complete first-round draft order:

1. Rams (1-15)

2. Lions (2-14)

3. Buccaneers (3-13)

4. Redskins (4-12)

5. Chiefs (4-12)

6. Seahawks (5-11)

7. Browns (5-11)

8. Raiders (5-11)

9. Bills (6-10)

10. Jaguars (7-9)

11. Broncos (from Bears, 7-9)

12. Dolphins (7-9)

13. 49ers (8-8)

14. Seahawks (from Broncos, 8-8)

15. Giants (8-8)

16. Titans (8-8)

17. 49ers (from Panthers, 8-8)

18. Steelers (9-7)

19. Falcons (9-7)

20. Texans (9-7)

21. Bengals (10-6)

22. Patriots (10-6)

23. Packers (11-5)

24. Eagles (11-5)

25. Ravens (9-7)

26. Cardinals (10-6)

27. Cowboys (11-5)

28. Chargers (13-3)

29. Jets (9-7)

30. Vikings (12-4)

31. Colts (14-2)

32. Saints (13-3)

The first round of the draft will be held Thursday, April 22.

Here is the order of the second round, which will be held Friday, April 23:

33. Rams

34. Lions

35. Buccaneers

36. Chiefs

37. Redskins

38. Browns

39. Raiders

40. Seahawks

41. Bills

42. Buccaneers (from Bears)

43. Dolphins

44. Patriots (from Jaguars)

45. Broncos

46. Giants

47. Panthers

48. Patriots (from Titans)

49. 49ers

50. Texans

51. Chiefs (from Falcons)

52. Steelers

53. Patriots

54. Bengals

55. Eagles

56. Packers

57. Ravens

58. Cardinals

59. Cowboys

60. Chargers

61. Jets

62. Vikings

63. Colts

64. Saints

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