Titans Own First Pick in 2016 NFL Draft


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans are scheduled to have the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago, Ill.

The Titans and Cleveland Browns finished with identical 3-13 records, but the Titans won the tiebreaker for the top pick based on a lower strength of schedule (.494 to .532).  The two teams will rotate having the first pick in each round, meaning that in the second round, the Browns will pick first (32nd overall) and the Titans will pick second with the 33rd overall selection (31 picks in the first round based on New England's forfeiture of a pick).  In the third round, the Titans own the top spot, which is the 64th overall pick.

In total, the Titans currently own eight picks in the seven-round draft.  They have all of their original picks plus an extra sixth-rounder obtained from the Atlanta Falcons in September in exchange for guard Andy Levitre.

The Titans have picked first in the NFL Draft on two previous occasions.  In 1973, the then-Oilers selected defensive end John Matuszak with the top pick, and in 1978, they traded up to select running back Earl Campbell with the first overall selection.  They also owned the first pick in 1974 but traded it to Dallas.

The Titans had the second-overall pick in 2015 and used it to select quarterback Marcus Mariota.

(Does not include trades)

  1. Tennessee Titans 3-13
  2. Cleveland Browns 3-13
  3. San Diego Chargers 4-12
  4. Dallas Cowboys 4-12
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars 5-11
  6. Baltimore Ravens 5-11
  7. San Francisco 49ers 5-11
  8. Miami Dolphins 6-10
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10
  10. New York Giants 6-10
  11. Chicago Bears 6-10
  12. New Orleans Saints 7-9
  13. Philadelphia Eagles 7-9
  14. Oakland Raiders 7-9
  15. St. Louis Rams 7-9
  16. Detroit Lions 7-9
  17. Atlanta Falcons 8-8
  18. Indianapolis Colts 8-8
  19. Buffalo Bills 8-8
  20. New York Jets 10-6
  21. Washington Redskins * 9-7
  22. Houston Texans * 9-7
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers * 10-6
  24. Seattle Seahawks * 10-6
  25. Green Bay Packers * 10-6
  26. Kansas City Chiefs * 11-5
  27. Minnesota Vikings * 11-5
  28. New England Patriots * 12-4
  29. Cincinnati Bengals * 12-4
  30. Denver Broncos * 12-4
  31. Arizona Cardinals * 13-3
  32. Carolina Panthers * 15-1
    • Subject to Playoffs

The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

• The Super Bowl champion will select last and the loser of the Super Bowl next-to-last in all rounds, regardless of the record of such participating clubs in the regular season.

• The losers of the Conference Championship Games shall select 29th and 30th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

• The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select in the 25th through 28th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

• The losers of the Wild Card games shall select in the 21st through 24th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

• Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If, after all the foregoing procedures have been applied, ties still exist in any grouping except (A) above, such ties shall be broken by 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, the divisional or conference tie-breaking method, if applicable, shall be applied.  If neither the divisional nor the conference tie-breaking methods are applicable, ties shall be broken by a coin flip.


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