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January 01, 2017

Coin toss will determine whether the Eagles select 14th or 15th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft

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It's official. Well, almost. The Philadelphia Eagles will select either 14th or 15th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, with the determining factor being the flip of a coin at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. 

The Eagles' first-round pick comes courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings, who traded it to the Birds for Sam Bradford just before the start of the regular season after starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the season with a gruesome leg injury.

The Vikings had the same record as the Indianapolis Colts at 8-8 to close the regular season, and both teams will finish with a strength of schedule of 0.492. The next tie-breaker for teams in opposite conferences is a coin toss.

Many believed the Vikings were playoff contenders, and they certainly looked the part over the first month and a half of the season, when they started 5-0. However, after their offensive line fell apart, Bradford struggled and the Vikings lost eight of their final 11 games.

Obtaining a top-15 pick for Bradford is an outstanding haul, and to top it off, the Eagles also received a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft as part of that deal.

Here is a look at the Eagles' 2017 draft picks:

 RoundHow acquired 
 1Acquired from Vikings for Sam Bradford (14th or 15th overall)
 2Eagles' own pick 
 3Eagles' own pick 
 4Eagles' own pick 
 5Acquired from Browns as part of deal to acquire 2016 No. 2 overall pick. If the Browns receive a compensatory pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft when they are awarded at the owners' meetings, the Eagles will receive that pick instead, which would be at the tail end of the fourth round.
 5Eagles' own pick 
 6Eagles' own pick 
 7Eagles' own pick 

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