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The 2012 NFL Draft order has been determined for the teams not in the playoffs. The final draft order will not be determined until after a Super Bowl Champion is crowned, but the formula for who will draft where is set. The Indianapolis Colts ensured they will have the top pick and chance to pluck Stanford QB Andrew Luck first. Rounding out the top five are the St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns.

The Baltimore Ravens final placement will hopefully be the last pick in the first round as Super Bowl Champs. With a first round playoff bye, the lowest they can pick would be the 25th pick. Despite such a low drafting position, the Ravens have been able to find Pro Bowl gems at that spot in their history, with both Ray Lewis and Ed Reed being selected by the team in the latter portion of the first round.

Take a look at the 2012 NFL Draft Order and where SB Nation's Mock Draft has the Ravens picking and who they selected with their first round pick. Check out the NFL Press Release on the full draft order and formula for deciding the post season draft positioning after the 'Jump.'

INDIANAPOLIS HOLDS FIRST PICK IN 2012 NFL DRAFT

The Indianapolis Colts own the No. 1 pick of the 2012 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 26-28.

The order of the first round of the 2012 Draft was announced today by the NFL.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the third consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, April 28 at noon ET.

The Colts’ choice will be followed by the St. Louis Rams picking second and the Minnesota Vikings third.

Below is the tentative order of the first round of the 2012 Draft, subject to the results of the playoffs. The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A) The winner of the Super Bowl will select last and the other Super Bowl participant next-to-last, regardless of their regular-season record.

(B) The Championship Game participants not advancing to the Super Bowl will select 29th and 30th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C) The Divisional Playoff participants not advancing to the Championship Games will select 25th through 28th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D) The Wild Card participants not advancing to the Divisional Playoffs will select 21st through 24th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E) Non-playoff clubs will select first through 20th, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If ties exist in any grouping except (A) above, they will be broken by strength of schedule (i.e., figuring the aggregate won-lost-tied percentage of each involved club’s regular-season opponents and awarding preferential selection order to the club which faced the schedule of teams with the lowest aggregate won-lost-tied percentage).

If ties still exist after applying the strength of schedule tiebreaker, the divisional or conference tiebreakers are applied, if applicable. If the divisional or conference tiebreakers are not applicable, ties will be broken by a coin flip.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.

2012 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

(Does not include trades)

#

Team

Win

Loss

Tie

Winning Percentage

Strength of

Schedule

Opp Win

Opp Loss

Opp Tie

1.

Indianapolis Colts

2

14

0

.125

.539

138

118

0

2.

St. Louis Rams

2

14

0

.125

.590

151

105

0

3.

Minnesota Vikings

3

13

0

.188

.559

143

113

0

4.

Cleveland Browns

4

12

0

.250

.531

136

120

0

5.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4

12

0

.250

.551

141

115

0

6.

Washington Redskins

5

11

0

.313

.477

122

134

0

7.

Jacksonville Jaguars

5

11

0

.313

.500

128

128

0

8.

Carolina Panthers #

6

10

0

.375

.504

129

127

0

9.

Miami Dolphins #

6

10

0

.375

.504

129

127

0

10.

Buffalo Bills

6

10

0

.375

.520

133

123

0

11.

Kansas City Chiefs #

7

9

0

.438

.512

131

125

0

12.

Seattle Seahawks #

7

9

0

.438

.512

131

125

0

13.

Arizona Cardinals

8

8

0

.500

.469

120

136

0

14.

Dallas Cowboys

8

8

0

.500

.473

121

135

0

15.

Philadelphia Eagles

8

8

0

.500

.488

125

131

0

16.

New York Jets

8

8

0

.500

.500

128

128

0

17.

Oakland Raiders

8

8

0

.500

.504

129

127

0

18.

San Diego Chargers

8

8

0

.500

.516

132

124

0

19.

Chicago Bears

8

8

0

.500

.527

135

121

0

20.

Tennessee Titans

9

7

0

.563

.461

118

138

0

21.

Denver Broncos*

8

8

0

.500

.520

133

123

0

22.

Cincinnati Bengals*

9

7

0

.563

.492

126

130

0

23.

New York Giants*

9

7

0

.563

.520

133

123

0

24.

Houston Texans*

10

6

0

.625

.453

116

140

0

25.

Atlanta Falcons*

10

6

0

.625

.480

123

133

0

26.

Detroit Lions*

10

6

0

.625

.535

137

119

0

27.

Baltimore Ravens*

12

4

0

.750

.477

122

134

0

28.

Pittsburgh Steelers*

12

4

0

.750

.492

126

130

0

29.

New Orleans Saints*

13

3

0

.813

.441

113

143

0

30.

New England Patriots* #

13

3

0

.813

.449

115

141

0

31.

San Francisco 49ers* #

13

3

0

.813

.449

115

141

0

32.

Green Bay Packers*

15

1

0

.938

.457

117

139

0

*- Subject to Playoffs

# - Subject to Coin Flip