There are only two teams that still don’t know exactly what pick they’ll have in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft: the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles
The reason for that is because the Colts and the Vikings are actually tied and therefore need a tiebreaker, with one getting the 14th overall pick and the other getting the 15th. That tiebreaker will come in the form of a coin flip at the NFL Scouting Combine, and we now know when that coin flip will take place: the Colts today mentioned in a tweet that it will happen on March 3.
Sure, that’s a minor detail, but 1) it’s the offseason; and 2) I believe it’s the first time we’ve seen the exact date where the coin flip will happen and we’ll find out the pick. So on Friday, March 3, we’ll know what for sure.
In the regular season, both the Colts and the Vikings finished with matching 8-8 records, while they also finished with the same strength of schedule (the draft tiebreaker), so those ties mean that a coin flip is required to determine the pick. Since the Vikings traded their first round pick to the Eagles, however, it will ultimately come down to whether the Colts or the Eagles get the 14th overall pick, with the other team getting the 15th pick.
Ultimately, a one pick difference could prove to be inconsequential, but in the draft -especially in the first round - it can also make a big difference, depending on who the Colts want to take. The Draft still is a couple of months away, but at least we’ll soon know what pick the Colts have in the first round.