NFL Draft: Eagles Win Historic Coin Flip and Will Pick 14th Overall

Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /
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The coin flip to end all coin flips is officially official

Philadelphia will hold the 14th overall pick when they host the 2017 NFL Draft next month on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

After the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts finished with identical records and strength of schedules a coin flip was set to determine the owners of the 14th and 15th overall picks.

Philadelphia owns the Vikings first round pick after trading Sam Bradford one week before the start of the season.

Philadelphia traded their original first round pick to the Cleveland Browns last year to move up in order to draft Carson Wentz with the second overall pick. After Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating injury during practice the Vikings traded their first-round pick and a future mid-round selection to Philadelphia in exchange for veteran Sam Bradford.

The Eagles original first round pick (now owned by Cleveland) sits as the 12th overall, so the Eagles lose only two spots in the first round all while improving at the quarterback position.

Minnesota will now make their first selection with the 47th overall pick in the second round.

Philadelphia will be targeting either a wide receiver or cornerback when the clock starts for the 14th overall pick. Wide receivers in contention for the 14th overall pick include Clemson’s Mike Williams, Western Michigan’s Corey Davis, and Washington’s John Ross III.

Cornerbacks projected to be available include both Ohio State standouts Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, Washington’s Sidney Jones, and Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey.

A dark horse for Philadelphia will be running back Dalvin Cook. Surpassing Indianapolis via the coin flip allows the Eagles to pick a running back ahead of the back-needy Colts.