2012 NFL Draft order grid (March 27, 2012) – UPDATED: April 26, 2012

With the awarding of the 32 compensatory selections Monday, the NFL released the current order of selections for the 2012 NFL Draft, to be held April 26-28 in New York City.

In order to better illustrate the draft, a grid format, much like ones seen in fantasy football drafts, was used which allows a view of how each round plays out side-by-side. This view also shows how ties in record affect the draft order, especially among tied teams. Ties are broken by strength of schedule, and when the strength of schedule is tied, a coin flip is performed at the NFL Combine to determine which club selects first, with the clubs alternating spots each round.

This year, Miami and Carolina had a 6-10 record and a .504 strength of schedule. Miami won the flip and selects No. 8 overall. Carolina will select No. 9 and the other 6-10 team — Buffalo, with a .520 SOS — picks at No. 10 overall. In the second round, Carolina goes eighth in the round, Buffalo selects ninth and Miami selects tenth.

The other coin flip involved Kansas City and Seattle, which were both 7-9 with a .512 SOS. The Chiefs won the choice to pick the No. 11 selection, while the Seahawks will go at No. 12, and the order flips each round.

Indianapolis (2-14) has the No. 1 overall selection in the tie with St. Louis, due to a lower SOS (.539 to .590). The Colts and Rams flip their order each round.

The biggest logjam comes among the seven 8-8 teams (in order of SOS) — Arizona, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York Jets, Oakland, San Diego and Chicago. No coin flips were needed as all seven had different SOS percentages.

The only tie among the 2011 playoff participants, comes at No. 22 and No. 23 in the first round, as both Atlanta and Detroit lost in the Wild Card Round. Both clubs finished with a 10-6 record, but the Falcons had the lower SOS (.480 to .535), and Atlanta starts the alternate selections at No. 22 in the first round.

Here is the grid of the 2012 NFL Draft:

2012 NFL Draft Grid (as of April 26, 2012)
Round Sel #Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
1INDSTLINDSTLINDSTLIND
2WAS from STLINDSTLINDDEN from STLPHI from INDSTL
3CLE from MINMINMINMINMINWAS from MINMIN
4MIN from CLETBMIN from CLEHOU from TB thru PHICLETBMIN from CLE
5TBCLETBCLETBMIN from CLETB
6STL from WASJAXWASJAXWASJAXWAS
7JAXSTL from WASJAXWASJAXARZ from WASIND from JAX thru NYJ
8MIACARBUFMIACARBUFMIA
9CARBUFMIACARBUFNO from MIACAR
10BUFMIAMIA from CHI thru CARBUFMIACARBUF
11KCSEAKCSEAKCSEAKC
12SEAKCSEAKCBUF from SEAKCDET from SEA
13ARZDALHOU from PHIDEN from NYJOAKSDCHI
14DALPHINYJWAS from OAKSDCHIARZ
15PHINYJsupp (OAK)SDCHIARZDAL
16NYJNE from OAKSDCHIARZDALMIN from PHI thru NE
17CIN from OAKSDCHIARZDALNYJ from PHI thru INDGB from NYJ
18SDCHIARZDALPHIDEN from NYJSEA from OAK
19CHIPHI from ARZDALPHINYJOAKSD
20TENTENTENTENTENTENTEN
21CINCINCINCINCINCINJAX from CIN
22CLE from ATLDETATLDETATLforfeit (DET)PHI from ATL
23DETATLDETMIN from CLE thru ATLDETATLDET
24PITPITPITPITPITPITPIT
25DENDENDENDENCLE from DENPHI from DENNYJ from DEN
26HOUHOUPHI from HOUHOUHOUHOUHOU
27NE from NOforfeit (NO)NONONOMIA from NONO
28GBGBGBGBGBGBGB
29BALBALBALBUF from BALBALBALBAL
30SFSFSFSFSFSFSF
31NENENENECIN from NEPHI from NEKC from NE
32NYGNYGNYGCIN from NYGNYGNYGNYG
Compensatory Selections
33OAKMINOAKNYJPIT
34OAKBALNYJGB
35BALINDCLENYJ
36NYGCLEGB
37GBINDNYJ
38GBCARCLE
39MINPIT
40DALCLE
41PIT
42ATL
43SD
44BUF
45STL
46IND
forfeit - choice forfeited by club (NO - bounty investigation discipline & DET - tampering vs. KC); supp - OAK chose QB Terrelle Pryor in 2011 Supplemental Draft.
Source: NFL
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