The 2012 NFL Draft order is finally set after several coin flips at the NFL Combine. Though the NFL Draft is still a few weeks away, trades could start happening very soon with teams looking to improve for the 2012 season.
Coin flips took place to decide which team would get the better pick between the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers (both finished 6-10) and between the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks (both finished 7-9). The Dolphins won that first coin flip, getting the No. 8 pick and then the Chiefs won the second coin flip, getting the No. 11 pick as a result.
Carolina will now pick No. 9 and the Seahawks are picking No. 12 in the draft. Now everything is set for the draft, including the allocation of three picks that changed hands in prior trades. The Cincinnati Bengals own the No. 17 pick from the Oakland Raiders, the Cleveland Browns get the No. 22 pick that belonged to the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots get the No. 27 pick that belonged to the New Orleans Saints.
The Seahawks now have to decide what position to chase after in the draft, but it could all get based on what the team is able to do with outgoing free agents and whether or not players like Marshawn Lynch are brought back. Fans of the Seahawks can tune in to the draft on Thursday, April 26 for live first round coverage.