Welcome to Doc's Sports Service Bovada Banner
spacer  
spacer spacer
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service spacer
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service Welcome to Doc's Sports Service
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service
Click Here to Purchase Doc's Picks
Basketball Picks   |   Hockey picks   |   NBA picks
Football Picks   |   NFL Picks
spacer



Live Lines and Odds NFL Odds
spacer
College Football Odds
spacer
NBA Odds
spacer
College
   Basketball Odds

spacer
MLB Odds
spacer
NHL Odds
spacer
Breeders Cup Odds
spacer
WNBA Odds
spacer
CFL Odds
spacer
Boxing Odds
spacer
Golf Odds
spacer
Soccer Odds
spacer
Week 12 NFL Odds
spacer
Doc's Rotation
spacer

Free Picks by Sport Free NFL Picks
spacer
Free College Football Picks
spacer
Free MLB Picks
spacer
Free NASCAR Picks
spacer
Free NBA Picks
spacer
Free College Basketball Picks
spacer
Free NHL Picks
spacer
All Free Picks
spacer

Handicapping Matchup Reports NFL
spacer
NCAA Football
spacer
NBA
spacer
NCAA Basketball
spacer
MLB
spacer
NHL
spacer

Scores NFL
spacer
NCAA Football
spacer
NBA
spacer
NCAA Basketball
spacer
MLB
spacer
NHL
spacer

Schedules NFL Schedule
spacer
College Football Schedule
spacer
College Basketball Schedule
spacer
MLB Schedule
spacer
NBA Schedule
spacer
NHL Schedule
spacer
Monday Night Football Schedule
spacer

Upcomming Event Coverage Monday Night Football Picks and Predictions
spacer
2014 Heisman Trophy Odds
spacer
MLB Futures Odds
spacer




Bovada Banner
spacer
spacer
Home
spacer
View Picks
spacer
Why Doc's Sports?
spacer
Our Betting System
spacer
Sports Betting Strategy
spacer
Message from the GM
spacer
Our Commitment
spacer
Customer Comments
spacer
Free Picks
spacer
Contact Doc's
spacer

The Advisory Board
Our Commitment
spacer
Doc's Sports
spacer
Robert Ferringo
spacer
Allen Eastman
spacer
Raphael Esparza (VSI)
spacer
Indian Cowboy
spacer
Jason Sharpe
spacer
Strike Point Sports
spacer
Mike Davis
spacer

Betting Systems
11th Hour Sports
spacer
The Prop Machine
spacer

Recomended Sportsbooks Bovada Sportsbook
spacer
5Dimes Sportsbook
spacer
BookMaker
spacer
Sportsbook
spacer
Carbon Sports
spacer
WagerWeb
spacer
BetOnline Sportsbook
spacer
GT Bets
spacer
SportsBettingOnline.ag
spacer
Sportsbook Bonus
spacer

Handicapping Resources
Mobile Website Directions
spacer
Weekly NFL Survivor Pool Picks
spacer
NFL Power Rankings 2014
spacer
NFL Office Pool Picks
spacer
Sports Betting Money Managment
spacer
Handicapping FAQ
spacer
Sports Betting 101
spacer
How To Betting Articles
spacer
Sports Betting Tips
spacer
Parlay Calculator
spacer
Sports Betting Systems
spacer
Parlay Cards
spacer
Gambling Terms
spacer
2014 Archives
spacer
2013 Archives
spacer
2012 Archives
spacer
2011 Archives
spacer
2010 Archives
spacer
Doc's Affiliate Program
spacer
Doc's Writer Bios
spacer
Doc's rss feedDoc's RSS feed



spacer
spacer

NFL Draft Order
by Trevor Whenham - 02/20/2008

The NFL Draft comes around every April, and every year it gets to be more and more of a spectacle. It has always been popular, but thanks to increased attention and the availability of a dizzying amount of information about every prospect thanks to the Internet, the draft is more popular than ever. In fact, you could probably make the argument that the NFL Draft is one of the five or 10 biggest sporting events of the year in North America. It is heaven for the sports geeks of the world. The draft season starts in earnest with the college all-star games, turns into a full-fledged frenzy with the Combine in February, and gets more and more insane up until the first team is on the clock on draft day. Because of the huge stakes involved in the draft, the incredible level of college talent that comes out every year, and the increasingly massive contracts that top players demand, the NFL Draft order is more important, and more scrutinized, than ever before.

Get a $100 Free Bet,
Paid Cash No Rollovers

promocode FREEBET
at Sportsbook.com
(Offer good for new customers only)
Click Here

How that draft order is determined is often misunderstood, though. The top and the bottom of the order are no mystery. The top spots are reserved for the teams with the worst record. The last pick in the first round is for the Super Bowl winner, while the second last spot is the consolation prize for the runner-up in the big game. It's the middle of the NFL Draft order that causes the confusion in the mind of many, though. The order for the entire draft besides the last two picks is determined by the records of the teams. Many people believe that teams that don't make the playoffs get to pick before those that do, but that's not the case if a playoff team has a worse record than one who doesn't make the playoffs.

Teams with the same record are inevitable, so there obviously has to be NFL Draft tiebreakers. If two teams have the same record and one makes the playoffs while one doesn't, the team that had to go home early gets to pick first. If teams with the same record make the playoffs then draft order is determined by the order in which they were eliminated from the playoffs. In all other cases, ties are broken by the strength of schedule, which is the combined record of the 16 opponents the team faced. Any tie that can't be broken by SOS, or by difference in the standings if the teams are in the same conference or division, comes down to a coin toss.

After all the dust settled for the 2007-2008 season, this is the draft order for the 2008 NFL Draft.

1. Miami Dolphins
2. St. Louis Rams
3. Atlanta Falcons
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. New York Jets
7. New England Patriots (from San Francisco 49ers)
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Buffalo Bills
12. Denver Broncos
13. Carolina Panthers
14. Chicago Bears
15. Detroit Lions
16. Arizona Cardinals
17. Minnesota Vikings
18. Houston Texans
19. Philadelphia Eagles
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Washington Redskins
22. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland Browns)
23. Pittsburgh Steelers
24. Tennessee Titans
25. Seattle Seahawks
26. Jacksonville Jaguars
27. San Diego Chargers
28. Dallas Cowboys
29. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts)
30. Green Bay packers
31. No pick (New England Patriots forfeited pick because of Spygate)
32. New York Giants

After you finish this feature be sure to view Doc's NFL Division Winner Picks page. Doc's Wagering Guide for NFL resource is a must read for NFL wagering. Doc's Sports understand reading football odds page is and excellent NFL resource as well. For 35+ years the team at Doc's Sports Service has provided and insight on NFL handicapping.