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How would have draft changes worked this year?

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>With <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4015265" target="_blank">new rules</a> set to go into effect next year for ordering the draft position of playoff teams, I wondered how this year's draft would have been altered under the new setup.</p> <p>So, with the help of Keith Hawkins of ESPN Research, here's a side-by-side comparison of picks 21-32.</p> <table border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="500" bgcolor="#c0c0c0"> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="1" width="100%"> <tr> <td colspan="5" bgcolor="#196120"><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#ffffff"><strong>Draft Rules: 2009 vs. 2010</strong> </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Pick</strong></font></td> <td bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Current rules</strong></font></td> <td bgcolor="#d6d6d6"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><strong>Next year's rules</strong></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">21</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Philadelphia</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Minnesota </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">22</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Minnesota</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Atlanta </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">23</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">New England</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Miami </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">24</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Atlanta</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Indianapolis </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">25</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Miami</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">San Diego </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">26</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Baltimore</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Carolina* </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">27</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Indianapolis</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">NY Giants </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">28</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Carolina*</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Tennessee </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">29</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">NY Giants</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Philadelphia </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">30</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Tennessee</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Baltimore </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">31</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Arizona</font></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Arizona </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">32</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh</font></td> <td bgcolor="#f4f4f4"><font face="Verdana" size="1">Pittsburgh </font></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" bgcolor="#ffffff"><em><font face="Verdana" size="1">* Pick belongs to Philadelphia</font></em></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <p>So in the AFC South:</p> <ul> <li>The Colts would have gained three spots -- drafting 24th instead of 27th.</li> <li>The Titans would have gained two spots -- drafting 28th instead of 30th.</li> </ul> Gains and losses among all the teams that would have been impacted: <blockquote> <p>Indianapolis: +3<br /> New England: +3<br /> Atlanta: +2<br /> Carolina: +2<br /> Miami: +2<br /> NY Giants: +2<br /> Tennessee: +2<br /> Arizona: Even<br /> Pittsburgh: Even<br /> Baltimore: -4<br /> Philadelphia: -8<br /> San Diego: -9</p> </blockquote>

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