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- Each team is given a position in the drafting order by the NFL that is the reverse of the position it finished in the prior season rankings in terms of win loss record and playoff results. These orders can change due to trades.
- The NFL Draft was held in New York City for fifty straight years between 1965 and 2015.
- Jay Berwanger was the first player ever selected in the NFL Draft. This was in 1936.
- Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns have had the #1 overall pick four times, more than any other team.
- Since 1999, the second most popular position choice as the #1 overall pick after Quarterback is Defensive End.