ATLANTA – With the knowledge they possess the sixth overall pick, the Atlanta Falcon front office can now start plotting for the May 8 National Football League Draft.

The Falcons finished 4-12, tied with four other teams for the third-worst record in the NFL. The tie between the Falcons, Jaguars, Browns, Raiders and Buccaneers will be broken by strength of schedule. Jacksonville gets the third pick thanks to having the weakest schedule out of the group of five teams. Tampa Bay holds the seventh pick because their schedule was the toughest.

Posted below are the top 15 picks in next spring’s NFL Draft. Opponents’ cumulative win percentage is in parenthesis.

1. Houston Texans – 2-14 (.559)
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) – 3-13 (.516)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – 4-12 (.504)
4. Cleveland Browns – 4-12 (.516)
5. Oakland Raiders – 4-12 (.524)
6. Atlanta Falcons – 4-12 (.553)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4-12 (.573)
8. Minnesota Vikings – 5-10-1 (.512)
9. Buffalo Bills – 6-10 (.520)
10. Detroit Lions – 7-9 (.457)
11. Tennessee Titans – 7-9 (.504)
12. New York Giants – 7-9 (.520)
13. St. Louis Rams – 7-9 (.553)
14. Chicago Bears – 8-8 (.465)
15. Pittsburgh Steelers – 8-8 (.469)

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