Houston Texans Earn 2014 NFL Draft Number One Pick

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

The Houston Texans stand where they were before the 2006 NFL Draft: with the Number One Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in May.

The Texans, owned by Robert McNair, earned that place with their two-win, 14-loss 2013 NFL Regular Season record.

According to the National Football League, here’s the tentative team order for the 2014 NFL Draft:

The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A) The winner of the Super Bowl will select last and the other Super Bowl participant next-to-last, regardless of their regular-season record.

(B) The Championship Game participants not advancing to the Super Bowl will select 29th and 30th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C) The Divisional Playoff participants not advancing to the Championship Games will select 25th through 28th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D) The Wild Card participants not advancing to the Divisional Playoffs will select 21st through 24th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E) Non-playoff clubs will select first through 20th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If ties exist in any grouping except (A) above, they will be broken by strength of schedule (i.e., figuring the aggregate won-lost-tied percentage of each involved club’s regular-season opponents and awarding preferential selection order to the club which faced the schedule of teams with the lowest aggregate won-lost-tied percentage).

If ties still exist after applying the strength of schedule tiebreaker, the divisional or conference tiebreakers are applied, if applicable. If the divisional or conference tiebreakers are not applicable, ties will be broken by a coin flip.

Though Baltimore and Dallas have the same strength-of-schedule, neither the divisional nor the conference tie-breaker applies; therefore, the tie for the 16th and 17th positions will be determined by a coin flip.

The tie between Carolina and San Francisco was broken by the conference tie-breaker. Since Carolina defeated San Francisco in head-to-head competition, San Francisco is given priority in the Draft order, subject to the results of the playoffs.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.

2014 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
(Does not include trades)
# Team Win Loss Tie
1. Houston 2 14 0
2. Washington 3 13 0
3. Jacksonville 4 12 0
4. Cleveland 4 12 0
5. Oakland Raiders 4 12 0
6. Atlanta 4 12 0
7. Tampa Bay 4 12 0
8. Minnesota 5 10 1
9. Buffalo 6 10 0
10. Detroit 7 9 0
11. Tennessee 7 9 0
12. NY Giants 7 9 0
13. St. Louis 7 9 0
14. Chicago 8 8 0
15. Pittsburgh 8 8 0
16. Baltimore# 8 8 0
17. Dallas# 8 8 0
18. NY Jets 8 8 0
19. Miami 10 6 0
20. Arizona 10 6 0
21. Green Bay* 8 7 1
22. San Diego* 9 7 0
23. Philadelphia* 10 6 0
24. Kansas City* 11 5 0
25. Cincinnati* 11 5 0
26. Indianapolis* 11 5 0
27. New Orleans* 11 5 0
28. New England* 12 4 0
29. San Francisco* 12 4 0
30. Carolina* 12 4 0
31. Denver* 13 3 1
32. Seattle* 13 3 0

# Subject to coin flip
* Subject to playoffs

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Zennie Abraham
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