The Miami Dolphins will make the first choice of the 2008 NFL Draft on April 26-27.

The Dolphins' choice will be followed by the St. Louis Rams picking second and the Atlanta Falcons third, Oakland Raiders fourth, and the Kansas City Chiefs fifth. Atlanta won a coin toss with Oakland and Kansas City for the right to choose third. All three teams had identical 4-12 records in 2007.

Though Buffalo and Denver had the same strength of schedule, their tie for the 11th and 12th positions was broken by the conference tie-breaker. Since Denver defeated Buffalo in head-to-head competition, Buffalo is given priority in the draft order and will select in the 11th position.

The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions also had the same strength of schedule. Their tie for the 14th and 15th positions was broken by the divisional tiebreaker. Since the Lions defeated the Bears twice in head-to-head competition, Chicago is given priority and will select in the 14th position.

The rest of the draft was determined based on playoff performance. This is the reason why several teams swapped positions, including the New York Giants, who fell to the bottom of the first round because of their Super Bowl win.

The New England Patriots lost pick No. 31 as a reprimand for illegally using videotape on the sidelines in a Week 1 victory over the Jets. The Giants moved up from the 32nd pick to 31st.

2008 draft order
No. Team W L Pct. Strength of schedule Opponents' record
1 Miami Dolphins 1 15 .063 .539 138-118
2 St. Louis Rams 3 13 .188 .512 131-125
3 Atlanta Falcons 4 12 .250 .516 132-124
4 Oakland Raiders 4 12 .250 .516 132-124
5 Kansas City Chiefs 4 12 .250 .516 132-124
6 New York Jets 4 12 .250 .523 134-122
7 New England Patriots* (from 49ers) 5 11 .313 .465 119-137
8 Baltimore Ravens 5 11 .313 .516 132-124
9 Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 .438 ..461 118-138
10 New Orleans Saints 7 9 .438 .480 123-133
11 Buffalo Bills 7 9 .438 .516 132-124
12 Denver Broncos 7 9 .438 .516 132-124
13 Carolina Panthers 7 9 .438 .523 134-122
14 Chicago Bears 7 9 .438 .543 139-117
15 Detroit Lions 7 9 .438 .543 139-117
16 Arizona Cardinals 8 8 .500 .434 111-145
17 Minnesota Vikings 8 8 .500 .504 129-127
18 Houston Texans 8 8 .500 .516 132-124
19 Philadelphia Eagles 8 8 .500 .563 144-112
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 .563 .469 120-136
21 Washington Redskins 9 7 .563 .555 142-114
22 Dallas Cowboys* (from Browns) 10 6 .625 .430 110-146
23 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 6 .625 .414 106-150
24 Tennessee Titans 10 6 .625 .453 116-140
25 Seattle Seahawks 10 6 .625 .500 128-128
26 Jacksonville Jaguars 10 6 .625 .516 132-124
27 San Diego Chargers 11 5 .688 .500 128-128
28 Dallas Cowboys 13 3 .813 .516 132-124
29 San Francisco 49ers* (from Colts) 13 3 .813 .469 120-136
30 Green Bay Packers 13 3 .813 .496 127-129
31 New York Giants 10 6 .625 .516 132-124


*Record and strength of schedule is for team originally slotted to draft in that position.

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