Colts Will Find Out Draft Position Via Friday Coin Toss

Intro: Friday at the Combine means the Colts will learn if they will be drafting 14th or 15th overall in this year’s NFL Draft. Here are details on the coin toss between the Colts and Vikings.

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INDIANAPOLIS – A post-lunchtime coin toss on Friday will finalize the exact draft order for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017.

The Colts and Minnesota Vikings are the teams in limbo.

Picks No. 14 and 15 will be decided by a coin toss because the Colts and Vikings finished last season both 8-8 and also had identical strength of schedule percentages in 2016.

-If the Colts win the toss, they will pick 14th overall in Round One and then alternate between the 14th and 15th positions in the subsequent rounds.

-If the Vikings (who are trading their first-round pick to the Eagles) win the toss, the Colts will be selecting 15th overall in Round One.

Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, the Colts have the following picks:

  • 1st Round
  • 2nd Round
  • 3rd Round
  • 4th Round
  • 4th Round via compensatory
  • 5th Round
  • 6th Round

The five picks in the first four rounds of a draft is the first time the Colts have had such a draft haul since 2009.

This year's draft will be from April 27-29 in Philadelphia. The draft will once again run Thursday-Saturday. Round 1 will take place on Thursday, Rounds 2-3 will run on Friday and Round 4-7 will commence on Saturday.

Since 1970, the Colts have been in the 14th or 15th spot of a draft just once in team history: 1996, 15th overall: DT-Ellis Johnson (Florida).

The Indianapolis Colts have chosen in the 11-20 range on six different occasions:

  • 1984: OG-Ron Solt (19th overall)
  • 1995: DL-Ellis Johnson (15th overall)
  • 1996: WR-Marvin Harrison (19th overall)
  • 1997: OT-Tarik Glenn (19th overall)
  • 2002: DE-Dwight Freeney (11th overall)
  • 2016: C-Ryan Kelly (18th overall)

Past No. 15 Picks

2016 (Browns): WR-Corey Coleman, Baylor

2015 (Chargers): RB-Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

2014 (Steelers): LB-Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

2013 (Saints): S-Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

2012 (Seahawks): DE-Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

Past No. 14 Picks

2016 (Raiders): S-Karl Joseph, West Virginia

2015 (Dolphins): WR-DeVante Parker, Louisville

2014 (Bears): CB-Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

2013 (Panthers): DT-Star Lotulelei, Utah

2012 (Rams): DT-Michael Brockers, LSU

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