2005 NFL draft order

Updated: January 4, 2005, 9:21 AM ET
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The San Francisco 49ers will make the first choice of the 2005 National Football League Draft on April 23-24. The order of the 2005 Draft was announced today by the NFL.

The 49ers' choice will be followed by the Miami Dolphins picking second and Cleveland Browns third.

Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team's opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.

Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs. Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment will be based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they will not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.

2004 Draft order
No. Team W-L Strength of schedule
1. San Francisco 2-14 .488
2. Miami 4-12 .555
3. Cleveland 4-12 .590
4. Chicago 5-11 .465
5. Tampa Bay 5-11 .477
6. Tennessee 5-11 .512
7. Oakland 5-11 .570
8. Arizona 6-10 .461
9. Washington 6-10 .477
10. Detroit 6-10 .496
11. Dallas 6-10 .516
12. San Diego (from Giants) 6-10 .516
13. Houston 7-9 .504
14. Carolina 7-9 .508
15. Kansas City 7-9 .551
16. New Orleans 8-8 .465
17. Cincinnati 8-8 .543
18. Minnesota* 8-8 .480
19. St. Louis* 8-8 .488
20. Dallas (from Buffalo) 9-7 .512
21. Jacksonville 9-7 .527
22. Baltimore 9-7 .551
23. Seattle* 9-7 .445
24. Green Bay* 10-6 .457
25. Denver* 10-6 .484
26. N.Y. Jets* 10-6 .523
27. Atlanta* 11-5 .434
28. San Diego* 12-4 .477
29. Indianapolis* 12-4 .500
30. Philadelphia* 13-3 .453
31. New England* 14-2 .492
32. Pittsburgh* 15-1 .484

-- * Subject to playoffs

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