Sunday, January 1, 2012
Draft order coming into shape
By Bill Williamson
The first-round NFL draft order is coming into shape.
The Kansas City Chiefs will have the first pick by an AFC West division team. They will pick either 11th or 12th. The Chiefs will have a coin flip with Seattle to determine the order. In the past, the coin flips have been held during the NFL combine in late February.
Oakland qualified for the No. 17 pick. However, it traded its first-round pick to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. San Diego will pick No. 18.
Denver’s first-round pick will be determined after its playoff run is over. The highest it can pick is No. 21.