Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Gameday: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating command center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2017 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats.  Sort the stats by season or by week.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 27. Here is the official round-by-round order for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Learn about the history of the NFL Draft.

This list includes updates as a result of trades and the 32 compensatory picks awarded to 16 teams.

The Philadelphia Eagles won a coin toss with the Indianapolis Colts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine for the right to pick 14th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Learn about the rules of the NFL Draft, including how this order is determined, who gets compensatory picks and more.

Round Selection Pick
Round 1
1 1 Cleveland
2 2 San Francisco
3 3 Chicago
4 4 Jacksonville
5 5 Tennessee (from Los Angeles Rams)
6 6 New York Jets
7 7 Los Angeles Chargers
8 8 Carolina
9 9 Cincinnati
10 10 Buffalo
11 11 New Orleans
12 12 Cleveland (from Philadelphia)
13 13 Arizona
14 14 Philadelphia (from Minnesota)
15 15 Indianapolis
16 16 Baltimore
17 17 Washington
18 18 Tennessee
19 19 Tampa Bay
20 20 Denver
21 21 Detroit
22 22 Miami
23 23 New York Giants
24 24 Oakland
25 25 Houston
26 26 Seattle
27 27 Kansas City
28 28 Dallas
29 29 Green Bay
30 30 Pittsburgh
31 31 Atlanta
32 32 New Orleans (from New England)
Round 2
1 33 Cleveland
2 34 San Francisco
3 35 Jacksonville
4 36 Chicago
5 37 Los Angeles Rams
6 38 Los Angeles Chargers
7 39 New York Jets
8 40 Carolina
9 41 Cincinnati
10 42 New Orleans
11 43 Philadelphia
12 44 Buffalo
13 45 Arizona
14 46 Indianapolis
15 47 Baltimore
16 48 Minnesota
17 49 Washington
18 50 Tampa Bay
19 51 Denver
20 52 Cleveland (from Tennessee)
21 53 Detroit
22 54 Miami
23 55 New York Giants
24 56 Oakland
25 57 Houston
26 58 Seattle
27 59 Kansas City
28 60 Dallas
29 61 Green Bay
30 62 Pittsburgh
31 63 Atlanta
32 64 Carolina (from New England)
Round 3
1 65 Cleveland
2 66 San Francisco
3 67 Chicago
4 68 Jacksonville
5 69 Los Angeles Rams
6 70 New York Jets
7 71 Los Angeles Chargers
8 72 New England (fromCarolina)
9 73 Cincinnati
10 74 Philadelphia
11 75 Buffalo
12 76 New Orleans
13 77 Arizona
14 78 Baltimore
15 79 Minnesota
16 80 Indianapolis
17 81 Washington
18 82 Denver
19 83 Tennessee
20 84 Tampa Bay
21 85 Detroit
22 86 Minnesota (from Miami)
23 87 New York Giants
24 88 Oakland
25 89 Houston
26 90 Seattle
27 91 Kansas City
28 92 Dallas
29 93 Green Bay
30 94 Pittsburgh
31 95 Atlanta
32 96 New England
33 97 Miami (Compensatory Selection)
34 98 Carolina (Compensatory Selection)
35 99 Baltimore (Compensatory Selection)
36 100 Tennessee (from Los Angeles Rams Compensatory Selection)
37 101 Denver (Compensatory Selection)
38 102 Seattle (Compensatory Selection)
39 103 New Orleans (from Cleveland through New England Compensatory Selection)
40 104 Kansas City (Compensatory Selection)
41 105 Pittsburgh (Compensatory Selection)
42 106 Seattle (Compensatory Selection)
43 107 New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)
Round 4
1 108 Cleveland
2 109 San Francisco
3 110 Jacksonville
4 111 Chicago
5 112 Los Angeles Rams
6 113 Los Angeles Chargers
7 114 Washington (from New York Jets)
8 115 Carolina
9 116 Cincinnati
10 117 Chicago (from Buffalo)
11 Choice Forfeited – New England from New Orleans
12 118 Philadelphia
13 119 Arizona
14 120 Minnesota
15 121 Indianapolis
16 122 Baltimore
17 123 Washington
18 124 Tennessee
19 125 Tampa Bay
20 126 Denver
21 127 Detroit
22 128 Minnesota (from Miami)
23 129 Oakland
24 130 Houston
25 131 New England (from Seattle)
26 132 Kansas City
27 133 Dallas
28 134 Green Bay
29 135 Pittsburgh
30 136 Atlanta
31 137 New England
32 138 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)
33 139 Philadelphia (from Cleveland  Compensatory Selection)
34 140 New York Giants
35 141 Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)
36 142 Houston (from Cleveland Compensatory Selection)
37 143 San Francisco (Compensatory Selection)
38 144 Indianapolis (Compensatory Selection)
Round 5
1 145 Cleveland
2 146 San Francisco
3 147 Chicago
4 148 Jacksonville
5 149 Los Angeles Rams
6 150 New York Jets
7 151 Los Angeles Chargers
8 152 Carolina
9 153 Cincinnati
10 154 Washington (from New Orleans)
11 155 Philadelphia
12 156 Buffalo
13 157 Arizona
14 158 Indianapolis
15 159 Baltimore
16 160 Minnesota
17 161 San Francisco (from Washington)
18 162 Tampa Bay
19 163 New England (from Denver)
20 164 Tennessee
21 165 Detroit
22 166 Miami
23 167 New York Giants
24 168 Oakland
25 169 Houston
26  Seattle – Choice Forfeited
27 170 Kansas City
28 171 Buffalo (from Dallas)
29 172 Green Bay
30 173 Pittsburgh
31 174 Atlanta
32 175 Cleveland (from New England)
33 176 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)
34 177 Denver (Compensatory Selection)
35 178 Miami (Compensatory Selection)
36 179 Arizona (Compensatory Selection)
37 180 Kansas City (Compensatory Selection)
38 181 Cleveland (Compensatory Selection)
39 182 Green Bay (Compensatory Selection)
40 183 New England (Compensatory Selection)
41 184 Miami (Compensatory Selection)
Round 6
1 185 Cleveland
2 186 Baltimore (from San Francisco)
3 187 Jacksonville
4 188 Cleveland (from Chicago through Houston)
5 189 Los Angeles Rams
6 190 Los Angeles Chargers
7 191 New York Jets
8 192 Carolina
9 193 Cincinnati
10 194 Philadelphia
11 195 Buffalo
12 196 New Orleans
13 197 Arizona
14 198 San Francisco (from Baltimore)
15 199 Minnesota
16 200 New England (from Indianapolis)
17 201 Washington
18 202 San Francisco (from Denver)
19 203 Denver (from Tennessee)
20 204 Tampa Bay
21 205 Detroit
22 206 Los Angeles Rams (from Miami)
23 207 New York Giants
24 208 Oakland
25 209 Washington (from Houston)
26 210 Seattle
27 Choice Forfeited – Kansas City
28 211 Dallas
29 212 Green Bay
30 213 Pittsburgh
31 214 Tennessee (from Atlanta)
32 215 Detroit (from New England)
33 216 Kansas City (Compensatory Selection)
34 217 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)
35 218 Kansas City (Compensatory Selection)
Round 7
1 219 San Francisco (from Cleveland)
2 220 Washington (from San Francisco)
3 221 Chicago
4 222 Jacksonville
5 223 Miami (from Los Angeles Rams)
6 224 New York Jets
7 225 Los Angeles Chargers
8 226 Seattle (from Carolina)
9 227 Cincinnati
10 228 Dallas (from Buffalo)
11 229 New Orleans
12 230 Philadelphia
13 231 Arizona
14 232 Minnesota
15 233 Carolina (from Indianapolis through Cleveland)
16 234 Los Angeles Rams (from Baltimore)
17 235 Washington
18 236 Tennessee
19 237 Tampa Bay
20 238 Denver
21 239 New England (from Detroit)
22 240 Miami
23 241 New York Giants
24 242 Oakland
25 243 Houston
26 244 Oakland (from Seattle)
27 245 Kansas City
28 246 Dallas
29 247 Green Bay
30 248 Pittsburgh
31 249 Atlanta
32 250 Detroit (from New England)
33 251 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)
34 252 Denver (Compensatory Selection)
35 253 Denver (Compensatory Selection)
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