Coin flip for tenth pick coming Friday
We mentioned earlier today that the Broncos and the Jaguars hold the 10th and 11th picks in the 2010 draft. The specific order will be determined via coin flip.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the coin flip will occur on Friday, at the Scouting Combine.
Though the flip of a coin is the last of up to 12 measures for breaking ties as to teams that qualify for the postseason, the coin flip is No. 3 when it comes to draft order, behind strength of schedule and division or conference tie breakers, “if applicable.”
In this case, the Broncos are holding the Bears’ spot in round one, due to the Jay Cutler trade. Because Chicago and Jacksonville aren’t in the same conference, the division and conference tiebreakers are not applicable.
So it’ll come down to a coin flip.
Hey, if it’s good enough to determine who gets possession first in sudden-victory overtime of the NFC title game, it’s good enough to determine whether a team picks 10th or 11th.