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Tuesday, January 3, 2006
2006 NFL draft order

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The Houston Texans will make the first choice of the 2006 National Football League Draft on April 29-30. The order of the top 20 picks (non-playoff teams) is determined by record. Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team's opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.

Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs. Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment will be based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they will not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.

2006 Draft Order
Pick Team Record Strength of schedule
1. Houston 2-14 .535
2. New Orleans 3-13 .523
3. Tennessee 4-12 .512
4. New York Jets 4-12 .527
5. Green Bay 4-12 .531
6. San Francisco 4-12 .539
7. Oakland 4-12 .539
8. Buffalo 5-11 .500
9. Detroit 5-11 .504
10. Arizona 5-11 .508
11. St. Louis 6-10 .484
12. Cleveland 6-10 .508
13. Baltimore 6-10 .523
14. Philadelphia 6-10 .531
15. Denver (from Atlanta) 8-8 .492
16. Miami 9-7 .457
17. Minnesota 9-7 .484
18. Dallas 9-7 .523
19. San Diego 9-7 .559
20. Kansas City 10-6 .504
21. New England 10-6 .508
22. San Francisco (from Denver) 4-12 .539
23. Tampa Bay 11-5 .449
24. Cincinnati 11-5 .477
25. New York Giants 11-5 .492
26. Chicago 11-5 .457
27. Carolina 11-5 .449
28. Jacksonville 12-4 .465
29. N.Y. Jets (from Denver through Atlanta) 13-3 .500
30. Indianapolis 14-2 .457
31. Seattle 13-3 .430
32. Pittsburgh 11-5 .492

x -- Based on coin flip
y -- Subject to playoffs