2012 NFL draft order for first round

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2012 NFL draft order for first round

The first round of the NFL draft will be finalized during the NFL scouting combine, which runs Feb. 22-Feb. 28 in Indianapolis, when two coin flips will be held to determine the order.The 49ers finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and advanced to the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers will select No. 30 in each of the seven rounds, just ahead of the Super Bowl teams.The NFL draft will again be held over three days. The first round will start on Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m., and rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 9 a.m.The order of non-playoff teams with the same record is determined by strength of schedule. The team with the lowest strength of schedule picks ahead of teams with a higher strength of schedule. Coin flips will be held to break ties for the eighth and ninth picks, as well as the 11th and 12th selections.2012 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14). Strength of schedule: .539
2. St. Louis Rams (2-14). Strength of schedule: .590
3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13). Strength of schedule: .559
4. Cleveland Browns (4-12). Strength of schedule: .531
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12). Strength of schedule: .551
6. Washington Redskins (5-11). Strength of schedule: .477
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11). Strength of schedule: .500
8. -Carolina Panthers (6-10). Strength of schedule: .504
9. -Miami Dolphins (6-10). Strength of schedule: .504
10. Buffalo Bills (6-10). Strength of schedule: .520
11. -Kansas City Chiefs (7-9). Strength of schedule: .512
12. -Seattle Seahawks (7-9). Strength of schedule: .512
13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8). Strength of schedule: .469
14. Dallas Cowboys (8-8). Strength of schedule: .473
15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8). Strength of schedule: .488
16. New York Jets (8-8). Strength of schedule: .500
17. Oakland Raiders (8-8). Strength of schedule: .504
(Pick goes to Cincinnati as part of Carson Palmer trade)
18. San Diego Chargers (8-8). Strength of schedule: .516
19. Chicago Bears (8-8). Strength of schedule: .527
20. Tennessee Titans (8-8). Strength of schedule: .461
21. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7). Strength of schedule: .492
22. Atlanta Falcons (10-6). Strength of schedule: .480
(Pick goes to Cleveland as part of Julio Jones trade)
23. Detroit Lions (10-6). Strength of schedule: .535
24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4). Strength of schedule: .492
25. Denver Broncos (8-8). Strength of schedule: .520
26. Houston Texans (10-6). Strength of schedule: .453
27. New Orleans Saints (13-3). Strength of schedule: .441
(Pick goes to New England as part of Mark Ingram trade)
28. Green Bay Packers (15-1). Strength of schedule: .457
29. Baltimore Ravens (12-4). Strength of schedule: .477
30. San Francisco 49ers (13-3). Strength of schedule: .449
31. New England Patriots (13-3). Strength of schedule: .449
32. New York Giants (9-7). Strength of schedule: .520

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

PHOENIX – Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will continue to be Washington’s quarterback for the 2017 season, according to team president Bruce Allen.

“That’s why we franchised him, yes,” Allen said during an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic at the NFL owners meetings.

Cousins and Washington did not reach agreement on a multi-year contract extension before the start of the free-agent signing period. Washington tagged Cousins as the organization’s exclusive franchise player, taking him off the free-agent market for any interested clubs, such as the 49ers.

Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million in 2017, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline. The price for Cousins to be franchised again in 2018 would be $34.47 million.

"We’ve had a lot of dialogue," Allen said. "He signed his tender. Obviously, we have an option for the ’18 season. Our goal from the beginning has been long term. I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The 49ers with new coach Kyle Shanahan are expected to be interested in Cousins, but there have no trade talks with any teams, Allen said. Shanahan was Washington's offensive coordinator under his father, then-head coach Mike Shanahan, for Cousins' first two NFL seasons.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."

49ers keep all options open with No. 2 overall pick

49ers keep all options open with No. 2 overall pick

PHOENIX -- If the Cleveland Browns’ only reasonable decision with the top overall pick consists of Myles Garrett or Myles Garrett, the 49ers have considerably more options at No. 2 overall.

After Garrett, the Texas A&M pass-rusher, there appears to be no consensus second-best prospect in the draft. So the 49ers must be open to considering almost anything.

“You got to talk about every option because you never know what will happen,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “You got to be ready for anything somebody will call you on, whether it’s a trade or not. So you got to go through those because they can happen quickly, especially when you get closer to draft day.

“Right now, it’s not necessarily in my mind the No. 2 pick. It’s taking the time to understand the whole pool of people. Who’s going to be available at two? Who’s going to be available halfway through the first round? What are the players you can get in the second and third round? That’s not something that just gets done. You have to watch a lot of tape. You got to listen to your scouts and all the homework they’ve done with the character on these guys and soak it all in for a couple of months.”

Shanahan was on hand Thursday for Stanford’s pro day, during which defensive lineman Solomon Thomas worked out. Thomas is considered a strong candidate to be the No. 2 player off the board.

But does Thomas fit with the 49ers? Under former general manager Trent Baalke, the 49ers invested their top draft picks in Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner in back-to-back years. Would the 49ers consider spending their top pick on another defensive lineman?

“It really doesn’t concern me what we’ve done in the past or what we’re going to do in the future,” Shanahan said. “It’s what we have now. If we think that player can help us and improve us, then that’s what we’ll do. You want to get the best guy possible. There are lots of options open.”

As the 49ers transition to a four-man defensive line, the team is in need or a pass-rusher. Ahmad Brooks tied with Buckner for the team-lead last season with six sacks. In 2015, Brooks and Aaron Lynch tied for tops on the 49ers with 6.5 sacks.

Brooks, 33, enters his 12th NFL season. Shanahan said he believes Thomas (6 foot 3, 273 pounds) is versatile enough to be a pass-rush threat at defensive end in the 49ers’ new scheme.

“I believe so,” Shanahan said. “I believe he can probably line up anywhere he wants. (But I’m) still not done with my research, yet.”

Thomas won the 2017 Morris Trophy, as the Pac-12’s top defensive lineman, as voted on by the conference’s offensive linemen.