Like we said before, the NFL Draft is like Christmas in April for NFL and fantasy football fans.
Will your team get that flashy new running back you’ve always wanted or pick another overrated defensive end? According to most early mocks, your team will likely pick a non-skill player in the opening round.
But keep your hopes up, check out the full draft order for Round 1, total number of picks for each team in the 2010 NFL Draft and a discussion about compensatory picks.
We’re going to start with compensatory picks, even though it’s the last on the list becuase it needs to be explained before we get into the rest of the draft discussion.
In March, the NFL will dole out 32 compensatory picks. The picks will be awarded in the third through seventh rounds based on the value of free agents lost vs. the value of free agents gained. Value is determined by salary, playing time and postseason honors.
Those 32 picks are added to the 224 picks made in the seven rounds of the draft.
2010 NFL Draft order (Team record and total number of regular draft picks in parentheses):
- St. Louis Rams (1-15, 9 picks)
- Detroit Lions (2-14, 7 picks)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13, 9 picks)
- Washington Redskins (4-12, 5 picks)
- Kansas City Chiefs (4-12, 8 picks)
- Seattle Seahawks (5-11, 7 picks)
- Cleveland Browns (5-11, 11 picks)
- Oakland Raiders (5-11, 8 picks)
- Buffalo Bills (6-11, 9 picks)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9, 5 picks)
- Denver Broncos (8-8, 6 picks) from Chicago
- Miami Dolphins (7-9, 9 picks)
- San Francisco 49ers (8-8, 8 picks)
- Seattle Seahawks (5-11, 7 picks) from Denver
- New York Giants (8-8, 7 picks)
- San Francisco 49ers (8-8, 8 picks) from Carolina
- Tennessee Titans (8-8, 6 picks)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7, 7 picks)
- Atlanta Falcons (9-7, 5 picks)
- Houston Texans (9-7, 8 picks)
- Cincinnatti Bengals (10-6, 7 picks)
- New England Patriots (10-6, 8 picks)
- Green Bay Packers (11-5, 7 picks)
- Philadelphia Eagles (11-5, 7 picks)
- Baltimore Ravens (9-7, 7 picks)
- Arizona Cardinals (10-6, 7 picks)
- Dallas Cowboys (11-5, 6 picks)
- San Diego Chargers (13-3, 6 picks)
- New York Jets (9-7, 5 picks)
- Minnesota Vikings (12-4, 7 picks)
- Indianapolis Colts (14-2, 6 picks)
- New Orleans Saints (13-3, 6 picks)
Notes: San Francisco and Seattle are the only teams with multiple first-round picks. Both teams have two … Seattle has the eighth pick in the second round and, barring a trade, will select three of the first 40 players … Carolina (first pick at 2.16) and Chicago (first pick at 3.11) are the only teams without picks in the opening round.