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2012 NFL Draft Order: Giants Can Pick No Earlier Than 29th

By virtue of reaching the NFC Championship Game, the New York Giants can pick no earlier than No. 29 in the 2012 NFL Draft this April. The draft order has now been established through the first 28 selections, with the final four to be determined by the outcomes of the NFC and AFC championship games, and the Super Bowl.

Here is the order, as it stands now:

1. Indianapolis Colts – 2-14 (.539)
2. St. Louis Rams – 2-14 (.590)
3. Minnesota Vikings – 3-13 (.559)
4. Cleveland Browns – 4-12 (.531)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4-12 (.551)
6. Washington Redskins – 5-11 (.477)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – 5-11 (.500)
8/9. Carolina Panthers – 6-10 (.504)
8/9. Miami Dolphins – 6-10 (.504)
10. Buffalo Bills – 6-10 (.520)
11/12. Kansas City Chiefs – 7-9 (.512)
11/12. Seattle Seahawks – 7-9 (.512)
13. Arizona Cardinals – 8-8 (.469)
14. Dallas Cowboys – 8-8 (.473)
15. Philadelphia Eagles – 8-8 (.488)
16. New York Jets – 8-8 (.500)
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland Raiders) – 8-8 (.504)
18. San Diego Chargers – 8-8 (.516)
19. Chicago Bears – 8-8 (.527)
20. Tennessee Titans – 9-7 (.461)
21. Cincinnati Bengals – 9-7
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) – 10-6
23. Detroit Lions – 10-6
24. Pittsburgh Steelers – 12-4
25. Denver Broncos – 8-8
26. Houston Texans – 10-6
27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints) – 13—3
28. Green Bay Packers – 15-1

STILL IN PLAYOFFS

New York Giants – 9-7
Baltimore Ravens – 12-4
San Francisco 49ers – 13-3
New England Patriots – 13-3

The Giants had the 29th pick in the draft in 2009 and used it to select wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has blossomed into a star.