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NFL Draft Order 2016: Updated order following Week 14

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The Miami Dolphins climb back into the top ten in the 2016 NFL Draft order projections following their Week 14 Monday Night Football loss.

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The Miami Dolphins lost to the New York Giants on Monday Night Football last night to wrap up the NFL's Week 14 schedule. Following Week 14, there have been several changes to the projected first-round draft order for the 2016 NFL Draft, including the Tennessee Titans moving back into the top overall pick and the Dolphins moving back into the top ten.

Miami is now 5-8 on the year, guaranteeing them a seventh-straight non-winning season. The loss moves them into a tie with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC, with Jacksonville beating Miami in the playoff standings based on head-to-head records. The Jaguars also are ahead of the Dolphins in the draft, having a weaker strength of schedule than Miami. The two AFC 5-8 clubs are then followed by a trio of NFC teams: the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and St. Louis Rams. That grouping comes into play starting in the second round.

The NFL Draft order is set in reverse order of the team's standings from the previous season. The team with the worst record gets the first overall pick, the second worst record gets the second pick, and so on through the first 20 picks. The last 12 picks are the playoff teams for the preceding season, with the order determined by the round in which the team was eliminated, with the Super Bowl champion picking last.

Teams with identical records are ordered based on strength of schedule, then conference record, then division record. Finally, the league will use a coin toss at the NFL Scouting Combine to determine who gets the better pick if everything else is equal. The teams with the same record then rotate in each round. For example, the Titans with the first overall pick would pick third in the second round, with the San Diego Chargers moving into the first pick of the second round position and the Cleveland Browns second. All three teams have 3-10 records at this point.

The full, first-round draft order following Week 14, thanks to Dan Kadar from Mocking the Draft, is:

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-10 (.495 strength of schedule)
2. San Diego Chargers: 3-10 (.524 SOS)
3. Cleveland Browns: 3-10 (.529 SOS)
4. Baltimore Ravens: 4-9 (.514 SOS)
5. Detroit Lions: 4-9 (.529 SOS)
6. San Francisco 49ers: 4-9 (.534 SOS)
7. Dallas Cowboys: 4-9 (.543 SOS)
8. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-8 (.466 SOS)
9. Miami Dolphins: 5-8 (.476 SOS)
10. New Orleans Saints: 5-8 (.514 SOS)
11. Chicago Bears: 5-8 (.524 SOS - 2-7 in conference)
12. St. Louis Rams: 5-8 (.524 SOS - 4-5 in conference)
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-7 (.481 SOS)
14. Atlanta Falcons: 6-7 (.490 SOS)
15. New York Giants: 6-7 (.500 SOS - 4-5 in conference)
16. Oakland Raiders: 6-7 (.500 SOS - 6-4 in conference)
17. Houston Texans: 6-7 (.510 SOS)
18. Philadelphia Eagles: 6-7 (.514 SOS)
19. Buffalo Bills: 6-7 (.519 SOS)
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: 8-5 (.510 SOS)

Projected to make the playoffs:

21. Washington: 6-7 (.490 SOS)
22. Indianapolis Colts: 6-7 (.510 SOS)
23. New York Jets: 8-5 (.457 SOS)
24. Kansas City Chiefs: 8-5 (.486 SOS)
25. Minnesota Vikings: 8-5 (.495 SOS - 5-4 in conference)
26. Seattle Seahawks: 8-5 (.495 SOS - 6-4 in conference)
27. Green Bay Packers: 9-4 (.486 SOS)
28. Cincinnati Bengals: 10-3 (.466 SOS)
29. Denver Broncos: 10-3 (.490 SOS)
30. Arizona Cardinals: 11-2 (.462 SOS)
31. New England Patriots: 11-2 (.471 SOS) - PICK FORFEITED
32. Carolina Panthers: 12-0 (.447 SOS)