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2015 NFL Draft Order: First Round Almost Set

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Super Bowl XLIX is nearly set, and it looks like the New England Patriots will take on the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of the top seeds in each conference on 1 February in Glendale, AZ.

(Yes, there's still a quarter left to play in the AFC Championship Game but. . .you know, it's 38-7 in favor of the Patriots going into the fourth quarter. That comeback isn't happening.)

However, for 30 other teams, it's time to start looking towards the off-season and, in this case, the 2015 NFL Draft. 30 of the 32 spots are set for the first round, and the order is as follows:

Pick Team Record Opponent SOS
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14 .486
2 Tennessee Titans 2-14 .506
3 Jacksonville Jaguars 3-13 .514
4 Oakland Raiders 3-13 570
5 Washington Redskins 4-12 .496
6 New York Jets 4-12 .543
7 Chicago Bears 5-11 .529
8 Atlanta Falcons 6-10 .482
9 New York Giants 6-10 .512
10 St. Louis Rams 6-10 .531
11 Minnesota Vikings 7-9 .475
12 Cleveland Browns 7-9 .479
13 New Orleans Saints 7-9 .486
14 Miami Dolphins 8-8 .512
15 San Francisco 49ers 8-8 .527
16 Houston Texans 9-7 .447
17 San Diego Chargers 9-7 .512
18 Kansas City Chiefs 9-7 .512
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills) 9-7 .516
20 Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 .490
21 Cincinnati Bengals 10-5-1 .498
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5 .451
23 Detroit Lions 11-5 .471
24 Arizona Cardinals 11-5 .523
25 Carolina Panthers 7-8-1 .490
26 Baltimore Ravens 10-6 .475
27 Dallas Cowboys 12-4 .445
28 Denver Broncos 12-4 .521
29 Indianapolis Colts 11-5 .478
30 Green Bay Packers 12-4 .482
31* New England Patriots 12-4 .518
32* Seattle Seahawks 12-4 .525

The last two spots will be decided by who wins the Super Bowl in two weeks. The loser will select at #31, and the winner will select at #32.

Remember, the selections after #20 are based on which round of the playoffs teams lost in. That's why the 7-8-1 Panthers are at #25, because they lost in the Divisional round of the post-season, while the teams that are picking from 21 to 24 lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Another thing to remember is that teams that are tied with the same record will rotate picks throughout the draft. For example with the three 7-9 teams, the picks will look like this:

Pick Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
11 Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans Minnesota
12 Cleveland New Orleans Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans Minnesota Cleveland
13 New Orleans Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans Minnesota Cleveland New Orleans

Granted, those picks will probably be involved in some trades and we can't assign an "overall" pick number to those because compensatory picks have not been distributed yet, but that's something to think of for now.

But that's a look at the selection order for the 2015 NFL Draft as it stands right now. We're getting close to the Senior Bowl and the Combine and all that stuff, and I'm sure the mock drafts will be flying fast and furious before too much longer.