The Miami Dolphins won a coin flip Friday for the right to the eighth overall selection in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, beating out the Carolina Panthers, who now own the ninth pick.
Something to flip for
The results of Friday's two coin flips could have a major impact on the draft's first round, including the trade market for
Robert Griffin III
The Kansas City Chiefs won the second and final coin toss, held at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, so they will pick 11th. The Chiefs bested the Seattle Seahawks, who will pick 12th.
The Panthers and Dolphins had identical 6-10 records and strengths of schedule. The Seahawks and Chiefs both finished 7-9 and shared identical strengths of schedule.
Friday's coin-flip results finalize the order of the draft's first round, which is scheduled for April 26 in New York. Accordingly, the Indianapolis Colts, who hold the No. 1 pick, now are free to sign the player they intend to choose. The team with the first pick is the only team permitted to strike a deal with a player before the draft.