Now that the Miami Dolphins' disappointing season is over, they can only look ahead to the 2014 NFL draft. The top-20 order is set for non-playoff teams. The order of picks 21-32 will be based on the outcome of the postseason.
The Dolphins will pick 19th based on their 8-8 record and strength of schedule. Last year, the 19th overall pick was New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh from Syracuse. The last time the Dolphins picked 19th they selected offensive tackle Vernon Carey, who started 107 games in his eight seasons with Miami before being forced into retirement after the 2011 season.
The NFL draft is moving two weeks later than usual this year, with the first round May 8 in New York City.
Here's the NFL draft order for the first 20 picks (Determined by record using strength of schedule as the first tie breaker, with the lower SOS getting the higher pick):
1. Houston Texans - 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) - 3-13
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - 4-12
4. Cleveland Browns - 4-12
5. Oakland Raiders - 4-12
6. Atlanta Falcons - 4-12
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 4-12
8. Minnesota Vikings - 5-10-1
9. Buffalo Bills - 6-10
10. Detroit Lions - 7-9
11. Tennessee Titans - 7-9
12. New York Giants - 7-9
13. St. Louis Rams - 7-9
14. Chicago Bears - 8-8
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - 8-8
*16 or 17. Baltimore Ravens - 8-8
*16 or 17. Dallas Cowboys - 8-8
18. New York Jets - 8-8
19. Miami Dolphins - 8-8
20. Arizona Cardinals - 10-6
* The NFL will be conducting a coin flip at the annual NFL scouting combine to determine if the Baltimore Ravens or Dallas Cowboys will draft 16th or 17th. The combine is set for Feb. 19 to Feb. 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Ravens finished 8-8 with the same opponents winning percentage as the Cowboys' .484, requiring the coin flip to determine the draft order.
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