The Vikings and Colts both finished 8-8 and tied with a .495 strength of schedule, so a coin flip determined who won the earlier pick. This somehow turned into a small event at the NFL Combine, as if there weren’t already enough excitement.
Circle up, everyone, and watch a coin get flipped. Look how pretty it is:
There was more than one reminder for the coin flip. Can’t miss it:
Contain yourselves. The coin is about to be flipped:
They did it. The coin was flipped.
The Vikings won, which meant that the Eagles, who received Minnesota’s first-round pick through the Sam Bradford trade, would pick 14th, and the Colts would pick 15th. Plaudits to everyone involved.