__Important Note__To

**ALL**:

**RE: Draft Order**

**~**Now, at

*first*glance, it

*appears*that N.E. has the 22nd pick of Round 1. As We know, Draft Order for any and all Playoff teams is determined not by Regular Season Wins, BUT by Playoff Elimination Sequence (

*then*it goes W-L's). The Bengals, at this moment according to

__Walterfootball.com's 7-Round Draft Order__are @ Pick #21 in Round 1...YET, Cincy has the same number of Regular Season Wins as does the Pats, @ 10-6. NOW, I'm not sure (perhaps

**zbellino**-this forum's draft guru can help us here)-

__... So, I did some homework, and found out that The Cincinatti Bengal's Opponents had a Total Win Percentage of 49% (I believe), and that The New England Patriot's Opponents had a Total Win Percentage of 53%.__

*IF*the sequence of whether N.E. will be @ #21 OR #22, Is determined by a coin-flip (unless that's just for non-playoff teams with the same regular season records), OR If the final Draft Seating is determined by Opponent's Strength of Schedule**~**NOW at

*first*glance again, This would mean N.E. would have the 21st pick of Round 1 and Cincinatti would have the 22nd...Yet, I'm further unsure about whether or not the Strength of Schedule factor is determined at the end of the season or through the S.O.S. at the beginning (as We ALL saw was a factor in The Miami Dolphins winning the division last year, even though we had the same record & a harder schedule after it was tallied at the end of the season).

__Either way however, N.E. WILL have either the 22nd OR 21st Pick of Round 1...__

*THEN*In Round 2, Teams that have the same W-L Record Totals, end up switching places in regards to who picked first in the previous rounds (EX: IF N.E. ends up having the 22nd pick of Round 1, and Cinci gets that 21st pick...Then in Round 2, N.E. will pick before Cinci, having the 21st (53rd) of Round 2 and Cinci will have the 22nd (54th) of Round 2)...

__So__

*THIS*will be**The New England Patriots Draft Order**:**Round 1**:

**22nd**(

*or*

**21st**)

**Round 2**:

**12th**(

**11th**

*or*

**10th***)

*N.E. has Jacksonville's Pick, Jax have the same record as Miami and Chicago, So therefore whichever of these teams wins the 3-way coin flip, and gets the higher 1st round selection will then be rotated in Round 2 (1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-1st)

**Round 2**:

**16th**(

*or*

**15th***)

*N.E. has Tennessee's Pick, Ten has the same record as Carolina, So therefore whichever of these teams wins the 2-way coin flip, and gets the higher 1st round selection will then be rotated in Round 2 (1st-2nd, 2nd-1st)

**Round 2**:

**21st**(

*or*

**22nd**)

*N.E.'s own pick will be rotated with Cincy's in that, IF Cincy has the higher Round 1 selection, N.E. will have the higher Round 2 selection & vice-versa

**Round 4**:

**21st**(

*or*

**22nd***)

*N.E. does not have a Round 3 Selection (Oak-Derrick Burgess trade), So therefore the rotation with Cincy for Round 4, Skips back to N.E. selecting before Cincy does (IF Cincy has picked before N.E. in rd 1, if not-N.E. will be @ 22nd in rds 2 & 4)

**Round 6**:

**21st**(

*or*

**22nd***)

*N.E. does not have a Round 5 Selection (Tampa-Alex Smith trade), So therefore the rotation with Cincy for Round 6, Skips back to N.E. selecting before Cincy does (again-IF Cincy has picked before N.E. in rd 1, if not-N.E. will be @ 22nd in rds 2, 4, & 6)

**Round 7**:

**22nd**(

*or*

**21st***)

*all-dependant on rd 1 switch with Cincy...IF N.E. is @ 22nd of rd 1, then N.E. will pick in the non-paranthesised spots I've paraphrased, But IF N.E. is @ 21st of rd 1, then N.E. will pick in the paranthesised spots

**Round 7**:

**24th**(

*or*

**23rd***)

*N.E. has Philadelphia's 7th Round Selection (N.E.-Greg Smith to Philly trade), As Philly and Green Bay Both have the same records @ 11-5, and as both were eliminated from the playoffs after the first game, Therefore IF GB picks before Philly in rd 1 the rotation will have GB back to picking before N.E. (Philly) for rd 7/IF Philly picks before GB in rd 1 the rotation will have N.E. (Philly) back to picking before GB for rd 7

**~**Sorry for the math-session ALL, but some of us love Draft over 3 pages of math...