Nothing has been simple for the Baltimore Ravens this year, so why should their draft order be any different?
A coin flip -- which is expected to take place in February at the NFL combine -- will determine whether the Ravens or the Dallas Cowboys select No. 16 overall. If the Ravens lose the flip, they will pick at No. 17.
The Ravens are one of six teams that finished with an 8-8 record. Their strength of schedule (opposing teams had a .484 winning percentage) was identical to that of the Cowboys, so the coin flip will serve as a tiebreaker.
Barring a trade, this would be the highest the Ravens have selected since they chose defensive tackle Haloti Ngata with the No. 12 overall pick in 2006.
It is believed that this is the first time the Ravens will have a coin flip over their draft order since 2003, when they won the flip over the Seattle Seahawks for the No. 10 pick. The Ravens used that pick to select linebacker Terrell Suggs, who became a six-time Pro Bowler and the 2011 NFL defensive player of the year.