Both the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts went 8-8 in the 2016 season, and also tied in the strength-of-schedule category.
So a coin flip was necessary to decide who will select 14th and 15th in the 2017 NFL Draft’s first round respectively.
Usually done in private, the coin toss went live at the Combine on the NFL Network.
Along with Vikings GM Rick Spielman and the Colts’ Chris Ballard, Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman was there to observe the determination of what is basically his pick – that 1st-rounder became Philly’s via the trade that sent QB Sam Bradford to them.
So the Vikings (aka the Eagles) will pick 14th. Had the Colts won the toss, Minnesota actually would’ve been in a better position for the 2nd round – now they’ll pick 48th instead of 46 awarded to the Colts.