Houston holds first pick in 2002 draft


NEW YORK (March 18, 2002) -- The expansion Houston Texans will make the first choice of the 2002 National Football League Draft on April 20-21 in New York.

The Texans' choice will be followed by the Carolina Panthers picking second and Detroit Lions third.

Draft-order ties are resolved by the cumulative record of each team's opponents. The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.

Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs.


2002 NFL DRAFT FIRST-ROUND ORDER
Pick Team W-L Opponents' record Pct.
1. Houston --- --- ---
2. Carolina 1-15 147-109 .574
3. Detroit 2-14 149-107 .582
4. Buffalo 3-13 136-120 .531
5. San Diego 5-11 124-132 .484
6. Dallas 5-11 128-128 .500
7. Minnesota 5-11 134-122 .523
8. Kansas City 6-10 132-124 .516
9. Jacksonville 6-10 134-122 .523
10. Cincinnati 6-10 136-120 .531
11. Indianapolis 6-10 144-112 .563
12. Arizona 7-9 114-142 .445
13. New Orleans 7-9 127-129 .496
14. Tennessee 7-9 133-123 .520
15. N.Y. Giants 7-9 133-123 .520
16. Cleveland 7-9 136-120 .531
17. Atlanta 7-9 136-120 .531
18. Washington 8-8 121-135 .473
19. Denver 8-8 125-131 .488
20. Seattle 9-7 116-140 .453
21. Oakland (from Tampa Bay) 10-6 120-136 .469
22. N.Y. Jets 10-6 131-125 .512
23. Oakland 10-6 120-136 .469
24. Baltimore 10-6 131-125 .512
25. New Orleans (from Miami) 7-9 127-129 .496
26. Philadelphia 11-5 124-132 .484
27. San Francisco 12-4 119-137 .465
28. Green Bay 12-4 111-145 .434
29. Chicago 13-3 119-137 .465
30. Pittsburgh 13-3 107-149 .418
31. St. Louis 14-2 121-135 .473
32. New England 11-5 115-141 .449