Coin flip for tenth pick coming Friday

We mentioned earlier today that the Broncos and the Jaguars hold the 10th and 11th picks in the 2010 draft.  The specific order will be determined via coin flip.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the coin flip will occur on Friday, at the Scouting Combine.

Though the flip of a coin is the last of up to 12 measures for breaking ties as to teams that qualify for the postseason, the coin flip is No. 3 when it comes to draft order, behind strength of schedule and division or conference tie breakers, “if applicable.”

In this case, the Broncos are holding the Bears’ spot in round one, due to the Jay Cutler trade.  Because Chicago and Jacksonville aren’t in the same conference, the division and conference tiebreakers are not applicable. 

So it’ll come down to a coin flip.

Hey, if it’s good enough to determine who gets possession first in sudden-victory overtime of the NFC title game, it’s good enough to determine whether a team picks 10th or 11th.

20 responses to “Coin flip for tenth pick coming Friday

  1. I hope Goodell doesn’t let the coin hit the table or else we might have bigger issues of how much you tip a gardener and who gets the apartment with the fireplace and walk in closets.

  2. Hey, if it’s good enough to determine who gets possession first in sudden-victory overtime of the NFC title game, it’s good enough to determine whether a team picks 10th or 11th.
    Seriously, you need to let this go. Your precious and beloved Vikings lost the game. It’s over. Get over it. In fact, the season is over and as much as it obviously pains you, the Saints won the Super Bowl! Stop being a hater. As a matter of fact, why don’t you try being an objective and impartial (cough, cough)”journalist” (cough, cough)?

  3. I’d also assume that means the coin flip between the Panthers(Niners) and Titans will be Friday too?

  4. I wonder if one team could just defer and allow the other to pick ahead, since the owners are going broke….

  5. anyone know when the coin flip for the Titans and Niners is? I forget the actual picks they are flipping for, but I know its in the late teens.

  6. “Hey, if it’s good enough to determine who gets possession first in sudden-victory overtime of the NFC title game, it’s good enough to determine whether a team picks 10th or 11th.”
    Yeah it is Mike. I mean what other possibilty gives the participants a fair and equal opportunity to get something? Get off the OT crap, it isn’t going to change.

  7. This may be a nit-picky question, but who calls the coin flip? I dont know how they determine who calls it, but say the side of Denver/Chicago was the one to call it, would it be Denver or Chicago? Technically, its Chicago’s pick, otherwise they could have gone to conference and division records.
    Another way of asking my question…say it comes down the coin flip between two teams for two pick, but BOTH those teams traded thier picks, who calls the actual flip, the who traded for the picks or the original teams?

  8. Who cares if they determine draft order with a coin flip? 10th vs 11th? Big deal. Half of the picks will be busts anyway. Are these two teams even interested in the same players?

  9. Mike, if your going to keep making fun of the coin flip, then propose a better way to determine possesion without changing the overtime…

  10. The coin flip for the Niners(Panthers will actually be present) and Titans is for the 16th/17th pick. This is the second time in just a few years that the Niners will be reliant on a coin flip for draft position.
    I also do not like this system, and even though the Niners won the coin flip last time, I really believe that the NFL should look at alternatives to this lazy approach.

  11. There’s also other implications such as if the Bears lose the coin flip, their second round pick that belongs to the Bucs (via the Gaines Adams trade R.I.P.) will jump ahead of Miami in the second round.

  12. Nothing wrong with the coin flip, that’s how Millen selected draft picks in Detroit for years.

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