Originally posted by SanDiego49er:Originally posted by krizay:Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When do they do the coin flip? Isn't there some other tie breaker?
13 and 16 would be great. Better than 17. We need a lucky coin flip.
after SOS I believe it goes Div record. Then Conf record. Then coin flip.
Bout to check to make sure.
# For the non-playoff spots, the first step in breaking a tie for draft position is to compare the strength of schedule from the season that was just completed. To determine the strength of schedule, combine the wins and losses of all of the opponents for each team from the previous season. The team that played opponents with the higher winning percentage is awarded the higher draft position. For example, if the combined win percentage of the teams the 5-11 Kansas City Chiefs played was .550, they would draft ahead of the 5-11 St. Louis Rams, who played opponents with an average win percentage of .495 in this example.
# If the strength of schedule does not break the tie, the ties are broken based on the relationship between the teams involved. If they are within the same division, the team with the lower winning percentage in that division is awarded the higher draft position in the draft order. If the teams are located within the same conference, then the tie is broken based on record within the conference, with the team that has the lower conference winning percentage getting the higher draft position.
As an example, let's say the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins have the same record at 10-6 and are both in the AFC East Division. The Dolphins won four of six games against their three opponents in the AFC East and the Jets won just three of six. The Jets would draft ahead of the Dolphins in this situation.
An example of two teams in the same conference but different divisions would be the Cleveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders both finishing the season with a 5-11 record. They are in the American Football Conference, but the Browns are in the AFC North and the Raiders are in the AFC West. For this purpose, let's say the Browns went 3-9 against other AFC teams and the Raiders went 4-8 against their AFC opponents. The Browns would draft before the Raiders in this situation.
# Creating these rules for tiebreakers in the NFL Draft has, for the most part, avoided the final tiebreaker. If none of the other steps break the tie for the draft position, the tie is settled through a coin toss. An example of when this tiebreaker occurs is when two or more teams are tied with the same record, and their opponents have the same winning percentage. Along with this, the teams are in opposite conferences, making their divisional and conference records irrelevant for breaking the tie.
I mean 13 and 16 is really pretty good if we can land it. We would be picking 2 times in the top 1/2 of the first round. As much as people are complaining on the WZ we would pick twice before some teams even pick at all in the 2nd half of the 1st round. We can always trade one 1st and some other pick(s) to deal up too if there is somebody we really like and absolutely have to get. I'm sure we could get to the #5 - #12 spots if we absolutely need to.
we could make it to #1 pick if we really needed to. But we dont! I say we stay where we are or maybe even trade back.