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NFL Draft order 2014: Houston Texans clinch No. 1 pick in 2014 NFL Draft

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NFL Draft order 2014 news has the Houston Texans clinching the No. 1 selection. The 2014 NFL Draft order isn't completely set, as some coin flips and the postseason still has to take place to settle some tie-breakers. On Sunday afternoon (Dec. 29), Houston lost to the Tennessee Titans to fall to 2-14 on the season. It gave the team the worst record in the league and secured its spot in the selection order.

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The Washington Redskins finished with the second worst record at 3-13, but their pick belongs to the St. Louis Rams. It gives the Rams a very nice early selection that could be used to improve an already very good defense. Following them will be one of five teams that will have to work out coin flips to decide which order they select in. The five teams finishing with 4-12 records are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Oakland Raiders.

A tough break falls to the Arizona Cardinals, as the team finishes with a 10-6 record and is the best team to not make the postseason. This relegates them to the No. 20 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft order, which isn't a very good selection for a team not making the playoffs. Every team after them will be reorganized based on how far they go in the postseason, with the last two teams in the selection queue being the ones meeting in the Super Bowl.

The Rams acquired the No. 2 selection from the Redskins as compensation for Robert Griffin III. The Indianapolis Colts have also traded their first selection to the Browns in exchange for Trent Richardson. That selection is expected to come later in the first round after the Colts clinched the AFC South divisional title. Every other team has maintained their first round selections to this point, but trades always come as the big day draws closer.

2014 NFL Draft Order (As Of Dec. 29)

1. Houston Texans (2-14)

2. St. Louis Rams (7-9)

3. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12)

4. Oakland Raiders (4-12)

5. Cleveland Browns (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. St. Louis Rams (7-9)

11. Tennessee Titans (7-9)

12. Detroit Lions (7-9)

13. New York Giants (7-9)

14. New York Jets (8-8)

15. Chicago Bears (8-8)

16. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8)

17. Miami Dolphins (8-8)

18. Baltimore Ravens (8-8)

19. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)

20. Arizona Cardinals (10-6)

21. Green Bay Packers (8-7-1)

22. San Diego Chargers (9-7)

23. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)

24. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)

25. New Orleans Saints (11-5)

26. Cleveland Browns (4-12)

27. Cincinnati Bengals (11-5)

28. San Francisco 49ers (12-4)

29. New England Patriots (12-4)

30. Carolina Panthers (12-4)

31. Denver Broncos (13-3)

32. Seattle Seahawks (13-3)

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NFC Playoff Brackets

Playoff Schedule

2014 NFL Mock Draft Look

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