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Why do the Jags have the first pick of the second round?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Neverhood, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Neverhood

    Neverhood Active Member

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    Curious as to why the Jags had number 2 overall in round 1 but in round 2 they have the first pick and KC (now san fran) has the second pick? And thats not the only example obviously just the easiest one to see
  2. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Active Member

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    They tied with KC for the worst record so I'd assume they are swapping back and forth each round. In the 3rd they swap back to KC first, Jag second.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  4. Phoward12

    Phoward12 Member

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    It's rotational based on record and Strength of Schedule. In your example (before trades) KC and Jacksonville finished tied for the worst record in the league but KC faced a weaker group of teams, so they pick #1 in the first, then rotate to #2 in the 2nd, back to #1 in the 3rd, etc...swapping with Jax each round.

    When there are multiple teams involved, say four teams that finished 5-11 and are slotted for picks 7-10, it's just a longer rotation. The worst SOS team will get pick #7 in the first round, then rotate to pick #10 in round two, #9 in round three, #8 in round four, and back to #7 in round five, and so on.

    Checking ESPN, you guys finished at 8-8 with Pittsburgh last season, so your teams picks would have been moving back and forth one spot each round pre-trades.

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