We now know which teams will permanently sit atop the 2012 NFL Draft order this coming April – just four short months after the first snap of the 2011 NFL season.
You can also check out the full 2012 NFL Draft Order.
So how does the updated draft order impact the Patriots 2012 Draft Picks?
New England’s 1st-round pick, as well as the 1st-round pick received from New Orleans for a draft-day trade in 2011, are still not set.
Wild-card losers get slotted according to their record in the 21-24 spots, divisional losers in the 25-28 spots, championship game losers in the 29-30 spots, while the Superbowl loser (31) and winner (32) get the final two spots.
The Patriots also own the Raiders second-round pick in 2012 NFL Draft after a trade last April.
The Raiders pick is currently 48th in the 2nd round, but is subject to change.