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Pick order given to teams 30 min before draft

Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:41 pm
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The NFL scheduled the weighted lottery to determine the selection order for Monday's supplemental draft for today, but that doesn't mean teams will get this information immediately.

In fact, according to a league source, the NFL is expected to continue the policy of teams getting the selection order approximately 30 minutes before the start of the draft. The draft will be conducted via email and is scheduled to start at 1 pm Eastern.

Each round takes ten minutes. Teams have the option of submitting a claim on a player or passing on the round. Teams also have the option of passing on all prior to the draft if they know that they won't be putting in a claim at all.

Unlike the televised April draft, the selection order is not completely determined by win/loss percentage. Teams are lumped into three groups based on their winning percentage from the preceding the year and then a lottery is conducted. Put simply, despite the fact that the Carolina Panthers owned the first pick of April's draft, they aren't guaranteed to have the first pick Monday.

And they -- or any other team -- won't know it until moments before the draft.

There are seven players eligible for the draft. Alphabetically, they are: Western Carolina cornerback Torez Jones, Georgia running back Caleb King, Lindenwood University/Allen Wranglers (IFL) defensive end Keenan Mace, North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson.

Of the seven, only Pryor appears assured of being selected.
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