The Detroit Lions will make the first choice of the 2009 National Football League Draft on April 25-26. The order of the 2009 Draft was announced today by the NFL.
The Lions’ choice will be followed by the St. Louis Rams picking second and the Kansas City Chiefs third.
Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team’s opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.
Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs. Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment will be based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they will not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.
Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.
2009 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
|#||Club||Win||Loss||Percent||Strength of Schedule|
|16||San Diego *||8||8||0.5||0.516|
|17||New York Jets||9||7||0.563||0.471|
|20||Detroit (from Dallas)||9||7||0.563||0.498|
|28||Philadelphia (from Carolina) *||12||4||0.75||0.488|
|30||New York Giants *||12||4||0.75||0.502|