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2012 NFL Draft Order: Colts Loss Gives Rams Second Pick

The top two spots in the 2012 NFL Draft order have now been decided. The Indianapolis Colts lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 19-13. That loss gives the Colts the top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The St. Louis Rams will pick second.

Both the Colts and the Rams, who got blown out by the 49ers in their season finale, finish the season with a 2-14 record. Strength of schedule is the tie breaker in that situation, and the Colts get the top pick because of an easier schedule this season.

Most assume that the Colts will draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. They will have some decisions to make regarding incumbent quarterback Peyton Manning, who missed the season with a neck injury.

The second pick could still carry some trade value for the Rams. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to declare for the draft. If he does, teams could be willing to trade up to the second spot to pick him.