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.

NFL Careers in Football Forum

The NFL strives to cultivate a qualified and diverse workforce.

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.   

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

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 2016 NFL Draft begins in Chicago on Thursday April, 28. Here is the official round-by-round order for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Learn about the history of the NFL Draft.

This list includes updates as a result of trades and the 33 compensatory picks awarded to 13 teams. Learn about the rules of the NFL Draft, including how this order is determined, who gets compensatory picks and more.

Round 1
Pick

1. Tennessee Titans
2. Cleveland Browns
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Baltimore Ravens
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New York Giants
11. Chicago Bears
12. New Orleans Saints
13. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
14. Oakland Raiders
15. Los Angeles Rams
16. Detroit Lions
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets
21. Washington Redskins
22. Houston Texans
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Green Bay Packers
28. Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots (Forfeited)
29. Arizona Cardinals
30. Carolina Panthers
31. Denver Broncos

Round 2
Pick (overall)

1 (32). Cleveland Browns
2 (33). Tennessee Titans
3 (34). Dallas Cowboys
4 (35). San Diego Chargers
5 (36). Baltimore Ravens
6 (37). San Francisco 49ers
7 (38). Jacksonville Jaguars
8 (39). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9 (40). New York Giants
10 (41). Chicago Bears
11 (42). Miami Dolphins
12 (43). Los Angeles Rams (from Philadelphia Eagles)
13 (44). Oakland Raiders
14 (45). Los Angeles Rams
15 (46). Detroit Lions
16 (47). New Orleans Saints
17 (48). Indianapolis Colts
18 (49). Buffalo Bills
19 (50). Atlanta Falcons
20 (51). New York Jets
21 (52). Houston Texans
22 (53). Washington Redskins
23 (54). Minnesota Vikings
24 (55). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (56). Seattle Seahawks
26 (57). Green Bay Packers
27 (58). Pittsburgh Steelers
28 (59). Kansas City Chiefs
29 (60). New England Patriots
30 (61). New England Patriots (from Arizona Cardinals)
31 (62). Carolina Panthers
32 (63). Denver Broncos

Round 3
Pick (overall)

1 (64). Tennessee Titans
2 (65). Cleveland Browns
3 (66). San Diego Chargers
4 (67). Dallas Cowboys
5 (68). San Francisco 49ers
6 (69). Jacksonville Jaguars
7 (70). Baltimore Ravens
8 (71). New York Giants
9 (72). Chicago Bears
10 (73). Miami Dolphins
11 (74). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12 (75). Oakland Raiders
13 (76). Los Angeles Rams
14 (77). Philadelphia Eagles (from Detroit Lions)
15 (78). New Orleans Saints
16 (79). Philadelphia Eagles
17 (80). Buffalo Bills
18 (81). Atlanta Falcons
19 (82). Indianapolis Colts
20 (83). New York Jets
21 (84). Washington Redskins
22 (85). Houston Texans
23 (86). Minnesota Vikings
24 (87). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (88). Green Bay Packers
26 (89). Pittsburgh Steelers
27 (90). Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs (Forfeited)
29 (91). New England Patriots
30 (92). Arizona Cardinals
31 (93). Carolina Panthers
32 (94). Denver Broncos
33 (95). Detroit Lions (Compensatory Selection)
34 (96). New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
35 (97). Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
36 (98). Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)

Round 4
Pick (overall)

1 (99). Cleveland Browns
2 (100). Philadelphia Eagles (from Tennessee Titans)
3 (101). Dallas Cowboys
4 (102). San Diego Chargers
5 (103). Jacksonville Jaguars
6 (104). Baltimore Ravens
7 (105). San Francisco 49ers
8 (106). Chicago Bears
9 (107). Miami Dolphins
10 (108). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11 (109). New York Giants
12 (110). Los Angeles Rams
13 (111). Detroit Lions
14 (112). New Orleans Saints
15 (113). Tennessee Titans (from Philadelphia Eagles)
16 (114). Oakland Raiders
17 (115). Atlanta Falcons
18 (116). Indianapolis Colts
19 (117). Buffalo Bills
20 (118). New York Jets
21 (119). Houston Texans
22 (120). Washington Redskins
23 (121). Minnesota Vikings
24 (122). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (123). Pittsburgh Steelers
26 (124). Seattle Seahawks
27 (125). Green Bay Packers
28 (126). Kansas City Chiefs
29 (127). Chicago Bears (from New England Patriots)
30 (128). Arizona Cardinals
31 (129). Carolina Panthers
32 (130). Baltimore Ravens (from Denver Broncos)
33 (131). Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)
34 (132). Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)
35 (133). San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
36 (134). Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)
37 (135). Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
38 (136). Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)
39 (137). Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection)
40 (138). Cleveland Browns (Compensatory Selection)
41 (139). Buffalo Bills (Compensatory Selection) 

Round 5
Pick (overall)

1 (140). Tennessee Titans
2 (141). Cleveland Browns
3 (142). San Francisco 49ers (from San Diego Chargers)
4 (143). Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)
5 (144). Denver Broncos (from Baltimore Ravens)
6 (145). San Francisco 49ers
7 (146). Jacksonville Jaguars
8 (147). Miami Dolphins
9 (148). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10 (149). New York Giants
11 (150). Chicago Bears
12 (151). Detroit Lions
13 (152). New Orleans Saints
14 (153). Philadelphia Eagles
15 (154). Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Rams (Exercised in Supplemental Draft)
17 (155). Indianapolis Colts
18 (156). Buffalo Bills
Atlanta Falcons (Forfeited)
20 (157). New York Jets
21 (158). Washington Redskins
22 (159). Houston Texans
23 (160). Minnesota Vikings
24 (161). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (162). Kansas City Chiefs (from Seattle Seahawks)
26 (163). Green Bay Packers
27 (164). Philadelphia Eagles (from Pittsburgh Steelers)
28 (165). Kansas City Chiefs
29 (166). Houston Texans (from New England Patriots)
30 (167). Arizona Cardinals
31 (168). Carolina Panthers
32 (169). Detroit Lions (from Denver Broncos)
33 (170). Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory Selection)
34 (171). Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
35 (172). Cleveland Browns (Compensatory Selection)
36 (173). Cleveland Browns (Compensatory Selection)
37 (174). San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
38 (175). San Diego Chargers (Compensatory Selection) 

Round 6
Pick (overall)

1 (176). Cleveland Browns
2 (177). Tennessee Titans
3 (178). San Francisco 49ers (from Dallas Cowboys)
4 (179). San Diego Chargers
5 (180). Minnesota Vikings (from San Francisco 49ers)
6 (181). Jacksonville Jaguars
7 (182). Baltimore Ravens
8 (183). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9 (184). New York Giants
10 (185). Chicago Bears
11 (186). Miami Dolphins
12 (187). Washington Redskins (from New Orleans Saints)
13 (188). Philadelphia Eagles
14 (189). Dallas Cowboys (from Oakland Raiders)
15 (190). Los Angeles Rams
16 (191). Detroit Lions
17 (192). Buffalo Bills
18 (193). Tennessee Titans (from Atlanta Falcons)
19 (194). Oakland Raiders (from Indianapolis Colts)
20 (195). Houston Texans (from New York Jets)
21 (196). New England Patriots (from Houston Texans)
22 (197). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Washington Redskins)
23 (198). San Diego Chargers (from Minnesota Vikings)
24 (199). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (200). Green Bay Packers
26 (201). Jacksonville Jaguars (from Pittsburgh Steelers)
27 (202). Detroit Lions (from Seattle Seahawks)
28 (203). Kansas City Chiefs
29 (204). New England Patriots (reacquired from Chicago Bears)
30 (205). Arizona Cardinals
31 (206). Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers)
32 (207). San Francisco 49ers (from Denver Broncos)
33 (208). New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
34 (209). Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)
35 (210). Detroit Lions (Compensatory Selection)
36 (211). San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
37 (212). Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
38 (213). San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory Selection)
39 (214). New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
40 (215). Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
41 (216). Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
42 (217). Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
43 (218). Buffalo Bills (Compensatory Selection)
44 (219). Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)
45 (220). Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory Selection)
46 (221). New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)

Round 7
Pick (overall)

1 (222). Tennessee Titans
2 (223). Cleveland Browns
3 (224). San Diego Chargers
4 (225). Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas Cowboys)
5 (226). Jacksonville Jaguars
6 (227). Miami Dolphins (from Baltimore Ravens)
7 (228). Denver Broncos (from San Francisco 49ers)
8 (229). Pittsburgh Steelers (from New York Giants)
9 (230). Chicago Bears
10 (231). Miami Dolphins
11 (232). Washington Redskins (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
12 (233). Philadelphia Eagles
13 (234). Oakland Raiders
14 (235). Denver Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams through Houston Texans)
15 (236). Detroit Lions
16 (237). New Orleans Saints
17 (238). Atlanta Falcons
18 (239). Indianapolis Colts
19 (240). Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo Bills)
20 (241). New York Jets
21 (242). Washington Redskins
22 (243). New England Patriots (from Houston Texans)
23 (244). Minnesota Vikings
24 (245). Cincinnati Bengals
25 (246). Pittsburgh Steelers
26 (247). Seattle Seahawks
27 (248). Green Bay Packers
28 (249). Kansas City Chiefs
29 (250). New England Patriots
30 (251). Philadelphia Eagles (from Arizona Cardinals)
31 (252). Carolina Panthers
32 (253). Denver Broncos

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