Patriots would be picking 29th, if they were picking in first round

AP

Usually after a round of playoff games we can fill in a few more spots in the draft order.

After last night, we really only know one more slot for sure.

The Cardinals will pick 30th after losing to the Panthers, while the Patriots won’t pick at all, having forfeited their first-rounder (which would have been 29th) as part of the team’s #DeflateGate punishment.

That leaves the 31st and 32nd picks between the Broncos and the Panthers, to be decided in a little under two weeks.

Here’s a look at the full draft order as we know it today:

1. Titans: 3-13 (.492 )

2. Browns: 3-13 (.531)

3. Chargers: 4-12 (.527)

4. Cowboys: 4-12 (.531)

5. Jaguars: 5-11 (.473)

6. Ravens: 5-11 (.508)

7. 49ers: 5-11 (.539)

8. Dolphins: 6-10 (.469)

9. Buccaneers: 6-10 (.484)

10. Giants: 6-10 (.500)

11. Bears: 6-10 (.547)

12. Saints: 7-9 (.504)

13. Eagles: 7-9 (.508)

14. Raiders: 7-9 (.512)

15. Rams: 7-9 (.527)

16. Lions: 7-9 (.535)

17. Falcons: 8-8 (.481)

18. Colts: 8-8 (.500)

19. Bills: 8-8 (.508)

20. Jets: 10-6 (.441)

21. Washington 9-7 (.471)

22. Texans 9-7 (.476)

23. Vikings 11-5 (.504)

24. Bengals 12-4 (.477)

25. Steelers 10-6 (.504)

26. Seahawks 10-6 (.520)

27. Packers 10-6 (.531)

28. Chiefs 11-5 (.496)

–. Patriots 12-4  (pick forfeited)

30. Cardinals 13-3.

38 responses to “Patriots would be picking 29th, if they were picking in first round

  1. I sure hope the Pats get their money and their picks back. The league won’t do the right thing I’m sure, so I wonder if there are any avenues available to the Patriots to restore the draft choices and the money. Florio, do you know?

    A PACKERS FAN

  2. First of all, this is the reason we’ll never know the results of the PSI tests. It will show that these picks should not have been taken away. Secondly, this is like saying the 13th floor is called the 14th floor. We know the 30th pick is really the 29th, why sugar coat it?

  3. This is going to irk me forever. The NFL has essentially rejected science in order to serve the bloated ego of its fearless leader and a handful of bitter owners. Every scientist not employed by the NFL who has weighed in – including gas physics specialists from MIT and CalTech, as well as an actual Nobel prize winner – have demonstrated that the Patriots’ footballs were right in line with expectations based on the temperature and humidity on the field that day. But, nope. The NFL will still punish them because a guy who called himself “the deflator” in May of the year before went to the bathroom on the way to the field and Brady decided not to allow the NFL’s lackeys to search thousands of his private texts.

  4. If you compare the way Brady throws the ball at home games to away games you can tell there’s still something not right. He throws the ball so much better at home and so terrible on the road. I guess that’s an advantage when your owner and the commish are BFFs.

  5. .
    It’s It’s nice to see fans of teams who haven’t won a Super Bowl since LBJ was president weigh in. The framegate saga is far from over. There’s a court date in March and by now every journalist in the country now knows the truth and are not going to be used as Goodell’s tools this time around.

    They couldn’t possibly fall for the Stephen A Smith, busted phone story again, could they?
    .

  6. This will become the new “off season” story if Brady wins the appeal or if it gets sent back to be reconsidered. Should the NFL impose a penalty on a team when it has admitted no wrongdoing and the NFL is unable to prove any? Should the penalty be suspended until the Brady case is fully litigated? Given the timing of the appeal it would seem the logical way to avoid having a second offseason tainted with NFL incompetence. But this is the all powerful, stubborn NFL where fairness is less important than power.

  7. The tears being shed by other fans throughout the league are surely of the crocodile variety.

  8. Stop talking about New England, and talk more about the Panthers and Broncos who are in the Super Bowl. It’s hockey season for me though.

    – Pats fan

  9. Patriots get what they deserve… They played soft against Miami in Week 17. They were playing to not get injured instead of playing to win and it cost them home field advantage + a trip to the Superbowl…

    Doesn’t really matter at this point, the Panthers were gonna roll over them just as easy as they going to do to Denver!

  10. jm91rs says:
    Jan 25, 2016 9:36 AM
    First of all, this is the reason we’ll never know the results of the PSI tests. It will show that these picks should not have been taken away. Secondly, this is like saying the 13th floor is called the 14th floor. We know the 30th pick is really the 29th, why sugar coat it?

    Answer: So Cleveland, the team with the first pick of the second round, doesn’t have to give the extra year of guaranteed money to its draft pick.

    Then again, if that pick is a quarterback, they’ll want that extra year of contractual control and will probably trade up a slot or two to make the selection.

  11. Krafty gets his ring nicked, his draft pick nicked and to top it all of they get dumped. There is somebody looking over us after all. Still the evil empire will be back next year and probably even stronger. Like taxes and death one thing you can guarantee, while the moody hoody is there they will always be knocking on the door.

  12. 1) Ravens broke NFL rules by publicly (and as it happens, wrongly) accusing Pats of illegal subbing, which started the deflategate retaliation.
    2) Colts broke two rules by having a needle on the sidelines and then tampering with a Pats ball.
    3) Green Bay broke rules via Rodgers admitting he employed just such a scheme to improperly inflate balls.
    4) Goodell broke several rules (falsifying data, slander, falsifying oath-given testimony, refusing cross-examination of report author in appeal, changing report’s findings, refusing to study Brady’s phone records offered at appeal).
    5) Steelers broke league rules in wk1 this season by publicly (and again, wrongly) accusing the Pats of illegal formation shifts and of cheating the headsets.
    Why are these organizations unpunished?

  13. Can we stop with all the Karma doodie?

    I know, people will always dig it out when gloating because they fail to recognize all of the bad situations in this world and don’t want to tell me about how the mystical powers of the universe would care about a football team but not children in war torn countries.

    As to the loss of the draft picks it amazes me how the farce continues and how ultimately it was never about the inflation levels in a football it was always about the power of Roger Goodell right or wrong (and he was most definitely wrong). With the appeal, sure the NFL may win and the various trolls will again crawl out of the wood work with their oh so clever play on words for the Patriots, Belichick and Brady and yet again speaking of Karma.

  14. If 5 straight “final four” trips, 10 in 15 years, with 4 rings makes you a loser

    the whole world is much worse, unless you are either Bill Russell or the ghost of John Wooden

  15. Rather than getting upset about Goodell stealing the pick.. I prefer to just imagine the Patriots still have their pick and I’m going to pretend they used it on a WR. And much like every other WR Belichick picks in the draft, that WR is a useless bum so all in all, its not really that big of a loss.

  16. igotgamenj says: That’s what happens when you CHEAT !
    ———————————————-

    Um – no. That’s what happens when you refuse to agree with Goodell that the Cold doesn’t impact PSI.

    And if the “bad karma” for the Patriots means making it to the AFC Championship for the 10th time – 5th year straight – I’m pretty sure there’s a LONG list of teams that had the Patriots “bad karma”

    In fact one has to wonder what awful stuff teams like the Jets have engaged in to cause the awful karma that hasn’t seen them come CLOSE to the Super Bowl since before Man walked on the Moon

  17. Goodell is the biggest cheat this league has. He doesn’t care about fairness or the truth. He’s an utter hypocrite, and if you set your loyalties to your team aside, you know this.

    The league isn’t safer with him–he cares only about promotion and advertising. A team in London–seriously? Imagine the kickoff times, travel time and the fans of the team that gets moved. He doesn’t care about the fans or players, it’s more shared revenue he wants, another TV audience. Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Bountygate, Defamegate–the charade around which “teams” would move to LA. On top of being a complete incompetent, Defamegate shows the man simply can’t be trusted. He’s dishonest.

    Your team might be next. And it is right now, because your team belongs to the League he is turning into a laughingstock.

  18. In 15 years of BB they have had 15 draft picks. With 00,09,13 having no first rounders of that group 9 have been very good players. With guys where the jury is out on like Easley& solder. Pats fans should just act as if they drafted a guy like Maroney this year and maybe it’ll help you sleep at night

  19. Don’t the footballs have to be in the cold for an extended period of time, before they lose any inflation? I mean if they instantly hit the cold and lost inflation, then nobody would have a car during winter as the tires wouldn’t stay inflated, correct? Now science is right on one thing, that is that cold does in fact have a bearing on inflation of tire, footballs, etc., but if that is the case, why were all but one of the Pats footballs affected? More to the point, why were none of the Colts footballs affected?

  20. @metalup666

    Footballs do need to be out in the cold for an extended period of time to deflate.

    Like, say, I don’t know, one half of football in New England? That is a good definition of ‘an extended period of time.’

  21. Don’t the footballs have to be in the cold for an extended period of time, before they lose any inflation? I mean if they instantly hit the cold and lost inflation, then nobody would have a car during winter as the tires wouldn’t stay inflated, correct? Now science is right on one thing, that is that cold does in fact have a bearing on inflation of tire, footballs, etc., but if that is the case, why were all but one of the Pats footballs affected? More to the point, why were none of the Colts footballs affected?
    _____________________________
    I am no scientist, but:

    There are many variables that are not mentioned in headlines. Including if balls are kept in bags, away from rain (which impacts the pressure). Also-perhaps the one football the was not affected was the last one to be tested after sitting in a warm room for some time.

    The Colts balls were absolutely impacted by the weather. Although the refs ‘didn’t have the time’ to test all of them, those that they tested were under the legal limit (I think 3 of the 4 balls tested were under. Then they ran out of time).

    Also not in headlines: There were two pressure testers. They were not calibrated. They were off by about .5 PSI. When they ask the ref which one he used before the game he said “I think the yellow one”. That one tested higher. In the Wells report, it reads “Assuming they used the blue needle, the readings are…..”

    Read the Wells report, or at least browse through it. Its a comedy of errors, and they basically tried to back into the allegations. The report was torn apart.

    *These are not exact quotes. I have to get to work. But read it if you can.

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