Jaguars "win" coin flip for tenth pick

The Jaguars and the Bears were tied in the 2009 standings.  Because they had an identical strength of schedule and since they don’t play in the same conference, the tie was broken by a coin flip held this morning in Indianapolis.

The Broncos were keenly interested in the outcome because the Broncos own the Bears’ first-round pick, thanks to the Jay Cutler trade from last April.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Jaguars won the flip, giving them the tenth pick.  The Broncos will select eleventh.

But we’re not sure it’s really a victory for Jacksonville.  As Klis points out, they’ll spend at least $2 million more in guaranteed money in the ten spot, and with this year’s draft pool regarded as a deep one, the Broncos will still be able to get a guy who potentially could become a good player.

21 responses to “Jaguars "win" coin flip for tenth pick

  1. You missed another interesting implication of this coin flip. The Patriot’s have the Jaguars 2nd round pick, so they benefit as the Broncos lose out. The Patriots will get the 10th pick of the second round now (42nd overall).

  2. WRONG, geek..
    The picks alternate each round on tied records. The Bucs now have the 42nd pick by having the Bears 2nd

  3. How is it not a victory for the Jags? They aren’t stuck at 10. There is this really crazy concept, that is especially useful in a deep draft, called trading down…

  4. geek.
    sure about that? I thought with the coin flip that the picks alternated, JAX gets 10 in 1st round; 11th in 2nd round, 10th in third, 11th in 4th, etc.
    I could be wrong but I thought that was how it played out.
    That being said, don’t be shocked if Jax trades out of the 1st or down in the 1st. This is a D lineman heavy draft and I don’t know of any “wow” players that would necessitate the Jags getting out of their Moneyball-esque approach.
    The guys I want us to go for late are George Selvie from USF and the Skelton kid from Fordham.

  5. # geek says: February 26, 2010 8:53 AM
    You missed another interesting implication of this coin flip. The Patriot’s have the Jaguars 2nd round pick, so they benefit as the Broncos lose out. The Patriots will get the 10th pick of the second round now (42nd overall).
    That’s not correct. Pats fans were hoping the Jags and Titans would LOSE their coin flips as the Pats picks will now be lower in the second. When teams are tied with the same record the order in which they pick rotates from round to round. The Pats will now have the 12th pick in the second instead of the 10th pick had the Jags lost the flip. Same thing with the Tennessee pick seeing as how the Titans won their flip also.

  6. Sorry geek…this was bad for the Pats. They rotate round by round. Pats will now have the 12th pick in the second round, not the 10th. Bears will hold the 10th in round 2, Dolphins will hold the 11th in round 2.

  7. I thought later round picks rotated among teams with the same record, so if Jacksonville picked 10th in the first, they wouldn’t necessarily pick 10th in the 2nd.

  8. geek, I’m pretty sure your wrong. The Bucs have the Bears’ 2nd round pick from the Gaines Adams trade. Also teams with the same record alternate positions every round, so the Bucs will actually be picking ahead of the Pats. The Pats suck anyways.

  9. Actually, looking back at it, the Pats did benefit from the Titans winning the flip. Pats will pick #44, #47, and #53 in the second if I’m figuring this right. If the Jags and Titans had lost the flips, they would have picked #42, #48, and #53. So Jags winning the flip hurt, Titans winning the flip helped.

  10. Actually the Patriots will have the 44th pick, the Bucs will have the 42nd pick since they rotate in second round and Tampa got the pick from the Gaines Adams trade.

  11. Jags are gonna wanna trade out anyway. #10 will leave plenty of bait. Spiller, Mcclain, Haden, Bryant, maybe a QB.. someone will be there and we can trade back….. we won’t have to shell out that 2 mil more on the signing bonus becuz we’ll be goin for DE again, and there is plenty of Dline talent this year.

  12. Think of it this way. If the Dolphins are interested in the same player that Denver is, they can swap picks with the Jags and throw in a later pick. Maybe they want Dez Bryant, Rolando McClain or Dan Williams. This is not a good thing for Denver no matter how it is spun.

  13. “As Klis points out, they’ll spend at least $2 million more in guaranteed money in the ten spot, and with this year’s draft pool regarded as a deep one, the Broncos will still be able to get a guy who potentially could become a good player.”
    and no one drafted outside the top 10 has become a good player in the past, right?

  14. good, i feel like Jax would be more willing to trade down to the Giants for McClain. Denver i don’t think would. possible victory for the Giants here….

  15. So Tebow will go #10 now, huh?
    I hope that the Jags do take him that high. Not that it would be his fault, but he is a 3rd round talent right now at best, and could develop into a really good QB in a couple of years, but to pay top ten money for a wildcat QB is ridiculous.
    Of course, so is increasing the number of seats in a stadium so that you can host a Super Bowl, only to have to tarp over large sections of seats a few years later because now you have too many seats for your already meager fan base.

  16. @jagmankane
    If CJ Spiller is available at #10, YOU HAVE TO PICK HIM. Write this down. CJ Spiller will be the best player to come out of this draft. The dude is flat out AWESOME.

  17. Lets see… Broncos pick at 11 again… giving us the quality over the last few years of… if I remember correctly… Jay Cutler, Jarvis Moss, and Knowshon Moreno. Hmm… I hope it gets better from here (and granted, other than punching a kid in a bar, Moreno is still pretty OK).

  18. @Outburst…
    They didn’t increase the number of seats you stupid jerkoff. The original Gatorbowl had more seats than the stadium does right now.
    Know what you are talking about before you run your mouth.

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