Look back at No. 14 and 15 in last 10 NFL draft classes
The big coin flip
A coin flip will decide the 14th and 15th picks in this year's draft because the Vikings and Colts finished with the same records and had the same strength of schedule. The Eagles own the Vikings' pick thanks to the Sam Bradford trade.
The flip will happen during the combine in March in Indy, so maybe the Colts have a home-field advantage.
With the coin flip looming, we decided to take a look back to see if it really matters. If there's a discernible difference between the two picks. We looked back at the last 10 years and this is what we found:
Four of the last 10 picks at No. 14 have made a Pro Bowl, while three have been All-Pros. Meanwhile, seven of the last 10 picks at No. 15 have been Pro Bowlers, while one has been an All-Pro.
While more Pro Bowlers have come from No. 15, the greatest players came from 14. In fact, 14 beats 15 in total Pro Bowls 15-11 and total All-Pro selections 8-1.
Interesting: No. 14 picks have started a combined 661 games, while No. 15s have started a combined 660. It's worth noting there have been just two Pro Bowlers from players drafted at 14 or 15 in the last five years.
Let's look back through the years.
2016: S Karl Joseph, WR Corey Coleman
No. 14: The Raiders used their pick to take Joseph out of West Virginia. Joseph played in 12 games, started nine and had one interception as a rookie.
No. 15: Coleman, the wideout from Baylor, was next off the board to the Browns. He missed time with a broken hand but started 10 games. He had 33 catches for 413 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie.
2015: WR DeVante Parker, RB Melvin Gordon
No. 14: The Dolphins made Parker, out of Louisiville, the third receiver off the board. In two years, he's played 30 games with 12 starts. He has 82 catches for 1,238 yards and four touchdowns in his two-year career. He put up much better numbers in his second season.
No. 15: Wisconsin's Gordon was the second running back off the board. With the Chargers, he's proven to be a real dual-threat running back. In two years, he has 1,638 rushing yards and 611 receiving yards. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2016.
2014: CB Kyle Fuller, LB Ryan Shazier
No. 14: Fuller, out of Virginia Tech, was the second corner taken after Justin Gilbert, who has already bounced around the league. Fuller had four interceptions as a rookie and two more in his second season. He missed all of 2016 with an injury, but appears to be a solid starter for the Bears.
No. 15: Ohio State's Shazier has proven to be a big weapon for the Steelers. He's started 29 games total but really came into his own this past season. In 2016, Shazier had 3 INTs, 9 PDs, 3 FFs and 3 1/2 sacks on his way to a first Pro Bowl nod.
2013: DT Star Lotulelei, S Kenny Vaccaro
No. 14: Lotulelei has been extremely consistent for the Panthers since they drafted him out of Utah. The big 6-3, 311-pounder has started 59 games in his four NFL seasons with Carolina. He was taken one spot after Sheldon Richardson.
No. 15: Vaccaro, from Texas, was the first safety off the board in 2013. He has started 55 games in his four years, but was suspended for four games in 2016 for a positive PED test. He has six sacks, five interceptions and 22 passes defensed in four seasons.
2012: DT Michael Brockers, OLB Bruce Irvin
No. 14: Brockers has been a starter since the Rams took him out of LSU. He was taken two spots after Fletcher Cox and three spots after Dontari Poe. While he hasn't reached a Pro Bowl like the other two, Brockers has started 74 games in five years.
No. 15: Irvin wasn't a starter as a rookie when he picked up a career-high eight sacks, but has started 53 games since. He finished out his four-year contract with the Seahawks before signing with the Raiders before last season. He had seven sacks and six forced fumbles for Oakland in 2016.
2011: DE Robert Quinn, C Mike Pouncey
No. 14: Three picks after the Texans took J.J. Watt, the Rams made Quinn, from North Carolina, the second DE off the board. While Quinn has dealt with injuries the last two years, he had 40 sacks from 2012-14, the third-highest total in those three years. Quinn has made two Pro Bowls and has been an All-Pro selection once.
No. 15: The Dolphins took Pouncey from Florida at 15, making him the second OL to go and the second Pouncy brother drafted in two years (Maurkice was taken in the 2010 first round). Mike Pouncey has started 77 games in six years and is a three-time Pro Bowlers. This is the most recent year that two eventual Pro Bowlers were drafted at 14 and 15.
2010: S Earl Thomas, DE Jason Pierre-Paul
No. 14: With the selection after the Eagles took Brandon Graham, the Seahawks nabbed one of the best safeties in the game in a draft that tormented Eagles fans for years. Thomas, from Texas, was the second safety to go after Eric Berry. Thomas is a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro. He also has a Super Bowl ring.
No. 15: The second hammer to drop on Eagles fans was JPP, whom the Giants took out of South Florida. While the fireworks incident is what everyone thinks of now, JPP made two Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2011. And he returned after his accident, picking up seven sacks in 2016.
2009: S Malcolm Jenkins, LB Brian Cushing
No. 14: Before Malcolm Jenkins joined the Eagles, he was picked by the Saints out of Ohio State. Jenkins played five years in New Orleans before coming to Philadelphia. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.
No. 15: The Texans took the fiery linebacker Cushing out of USC and he was immediately great, winning Rookie of the Year honors and getting a Pro Bowl nod. Injuries have hurt Cushing since, but when healthy, is still a big part of Houston's defense.
2008: OT Chris Williams, OT Branden Albert
No. 14: The Bears took Williams out of Vanderbilt. He started 38 games for Chicago, 16 for the Rams and three for the Bills before his career ended. He hasn't played since 2014. He was cut by the Bills after failing a physical in the summer of 2015. He's the only player drafted at 14 or 15 in the last 10 years who was completely out of the league in 2016.
No. 15: Albert worked out much better. After the Chiefs took him from Virginia, Albert played six seasons in Kansas City and made the Pro Bowl in 2013. He has played the last three years in Miami, making another Pro Bowl in 2015.
2007: CB Darrelle Revis, LB Lawrence Timmons
No. 14: The Jets made Revis the first cornerback taken in the draft and this one worked out. In his first stint with the Jets, he was a four-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro. (In total, he has seven Pro Bowl apperances and four All-Pro selections — more than anyone else on this list.) Revis also has 29 career interceptions and would have more if quarterback actually dared to challenge him.
No. 15: Timmons hasn't had the success of Revis, but the Steelers found a long-term starter from Florida State. He has started 126 games and has missed just two games since entering the league. He made his only Pro Bowl in 2014.