2012 Draft Order and NFL Calendar

NFL Draft

See where the Lions will pick in the 2012 NFL draft, along with some important dates ...

No. Team ... 2011 Record (Strength of Schedule)

1. Colts ... 2-14 (.539)

2. Rams ... 2-14 (.590)

3. Vikings ... 3-13 (.559)

4. Browns ... 4-12 (.531)

5. Buccaneers ... 4-12 (.551)

6. Redskins ... 5-11 (.477)

7. Jaguars ... 5-11 (.500)

*8/9. Panthers ... 6-10 (.504)

*8/9. Dolphins ... 6-10 (.504)

10. Bills ... 6-10 (.520)

*11/12. Chiefs ... 7-9 (.512)

*11/12. Seahawks ... 7-9 (.512)

13. Cardinals ... 8-8 (.469)

14. Cowboys ... 8-8 (.473)

15. Eagles ... 8-8 (.488)

16. Jets ... 8-8 (.500)

17. Raiders-x ... 8-8 (.504)

18. Chargers ... 8-8 (.516)

19. Bears ... 8-8 (.527)

20. Titans ... 9-7 (.563)

21. Bengals ... 9-7 (.492)

22. Falcons-y ... 10-6 (.480)

23. Lions ... 10-6 (.535)

24. Steelers ... 12-4 (.492)

25. Broncos ... 8-8 (.520)

26. Texans ... 10-6 (.516)

27. Saints-z ... 13-3 (.508)

28. Packers ... 15-1 (.508)

29. Ravens ... 12-4 (.477)

30. 49ers ... 13-3 (.449)

31. Patriots ... 13-3 (.449)

32. Giants ... 9-7 (.520)

 

*Determined by coin flip

x -- Goes to Bengals as part of Carson Palmer trade

y -- Goes to Browns as part of Julio Jones draft-day trade

z -- Goes to Patriots as part of trade involving Mark Ingram.

 

NFL OFFSEASON CALENDAR

Feb. 20: First day to designate franchise/transition players.

Feb. 22-28: Scouting Combine.

March 5: Clubs must have designated franchise/transition players by 4 p.m. E).

March 13: All 2011 player contracts expire at 4 p.m. ET.

March 13: Free agency begins at 4 p.m. ET.

March 13: Trading period begins at 4 p.m. ET.

March 26-28: Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Fla.

April 1: Teams with new head coaches can begin offseason workout program.

April 16: Teams with returning head coaches can begin offseason workout program.

April 26-28: NFL Draft.

May 21-23: Spring Meeting, TBD.

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