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

Report: Gutekunst remains with Packers, withdraws from 49ers' GM race

Report: Gutekunst remains with Packers, withdraws from 49ers' GM race

Green Bay executive Brian Gutekunst, who was widely considered a favorite for the 49ers’ vacant general manager position, has reportedly decided to remain with the Packers.

Gutekunst has signed a new contract to remain with the Packers, according to reports from ESPN and the NFL Network.

Gutekunst, 43, is in his 18th season with Green Bay and his first as director of player personnel. He interviewed with the 49ers on Jan. 5.

Gutekunst becomes the second Packers executive in two days to withdraw from consideration for the 49ers job. On Thursday, director of football operations Eliot Wolf decided to remain with Green Bay with a new title and an increase in salary. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wolf withdrew his name from consideration when it became apparent he would not get the job.

The race for the general manager position appears to be down to two known candidates: Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton and Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough. One source described the situation as "fluid."

Two years ago, Paton and Falcons coach Dan Quinn, the boss of presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, were reportedly connected as part of a possible general manager-coach team. Paton and Quinn know each other from their time together with the Miami Dolphins. Paton and Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers on the same day – both in Atlanta.

McDonough is a highly respected talent evaluator who was believed to have Shanahan at the top of his list all along for coaches with whom he wanted to work, according to sources.

Source: Shanahan does not insist on full personnel control

Source: Shanahan does not insist on full personnel control

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the presumptive coach of the 49ers, promised 100-percent focus on his current job.

Shanahan confirmed Thursday he expects to meet with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe for a second time after the Falcons’ NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers on Jan. 5 in Atlanta. He is the last remaining available candidate among the six coach candidates with whom the 49ers met after firing Chip Kelly. The 49ers announced the firings of Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke after the team concluded a 2-14 season.

Shanahan met with the media three days before the conference championship wearing a gray shirt that read, “The only fight that matters is the one we are in.

“You don’t have an option, so there’s nothing to get distracted about,” Shanahan said. “You can put this aside and totally focus on right here and right now. That’s not tough to do.

“This is an opportunity that I personally as a coach – I’ve wanted to win a playoff game my entire career and got to do that last week. Right now, that we have a chance to play for a Super Bowl, is pretty much what’s consuming my mind.”

The 49ers are prohibited from officially hiring Shanahan until the Falcons’ season is over. If Atlanta defeats the Packers on Sunday, the 49ers can still interview Shanahan next week and have him involved in the process to hire the team’s next general manager. But Shanahan could not be officially hired until following Super Bowl 51, which will take place Feb. 5 in Houston.

Shanahan admitted there is “some interest” but denied there’s been any spoken agreement he will become the 49ers’ next head coach.

“There’s a lot of stuff out there,” Shanahan said. “My friends growing up hear all that stuff. My wife hears that stuff. But everyone’s asking me what’s going on. I don’t know.

"I’m in my office looking at film all day and there’s nothing I’m allowed to do about it. So I think I’ll have an idea of that after the game. I don’t know what date that will be, whether it’s Monday or the following week, I’m not sure, and right now, I truly don’t care.”

The 49ers are expected to hire a general manager next week that will be matched with Shanahan. A source close to Shanahan told CSNBayArea.com that Shanahan is not insisting on full control over personnel and is fine working together with a general manager, on whom he would lean, to execute the plan with free agency, trades, the draft and determining the 53-man roster.

Green Bay director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst and Minnesota’s assistant general manager George Paton are expected to meet Tuesday with the 49ers and, possibly, Shanahan. The 49ers are keeping the door open on Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough. The 49ers informed a handful of candidates early this week they would not be brought back for second interviews. McDonough was not among those cut from contention.

Eliot Wolf, Green Bay’s director of football operations, pulled out of the running on Thursday. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wolf withdrew his name from consideration when it became apparent he would not get the job. The Packers increased Wolf’s salary and will give him a change in titles, according to the report.

If Shanahan and the 49ers determine Gutekunst is the man they want, Packers general manager Ted Thompson is expected to let him leave immediately even if Green Bay advances to the Super Bowl, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Two years ago, Paton and Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Shanahan's current boss, were reportedly connected as part of a possible general manager-coach team. Paton and Quinn know each other from their time together with the Miami Dolphins. Paton and Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers on the same day – both in Atlanta.

McDonough is a highly respected talent evaluator who was believed to have Shanahan at the top of his list all along for coaches with whom he wanted to work, according to sources.

The second interviews are reportedly scheduled for Tuesday in Atlanta, according to the report. The 49ers could have their next coach and general manager in place by the middle of next week – depending on the outcome of Sunday’s game.

“My situation outside of this week, I’m definitely excited about that,” Shanahan said.

“You’re only allowed to talk to teams when you do have a bye week. I got that opportunity a couple of weeks ago. Regardless of what happens in this game, win or lose, you can talk to them again when your season’s over or if you get another bye week. I know I think I’ll get that opportunity next week, whatever happens, and I plan on doing that.”