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January 02, 2017

Eagles will draft 43rd overall in second round

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In the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles will pick second among the teams that finished 7-9.

The draft order in the first round is determined by record (duh), with the first tie-breaker being strength of schedule. The team with the weaker strength of schedule picks first. Because the Eagles had the most difficult strength of schedule in the NFL (.560), their pick in the first round (owned by the Browns) lost out on the tie-breakers, as two other 7-9 teams -- the Bills (.482) followed by the Saints (.524) -- will pick first.

However, in the second round, the team that drafted first among the teams with the same record cycles to the back of the line. The Eagles will be the second of the 7-9 teams to pick in the second round, and the first of the 7-9 teams to pick in the third round. In this year's draft, that means that the Eagles' second round selection will be 43rd overall.

Here is the Eagles' full slate of picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, with their first round pick to be determined by a coin toss.

This is maybe a small point to make for its own dedicated article, but I couldn't figure out how to explain it in 140 characters on Twitter, so, you know, what the hell?

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