I know that draft order is determined by W-L record, and if two (non-playoff) teams are tied, the next tiebreaker is strength of schedule. Now here's my best guess, but does anyone know if it's right? Say SF is tied with Cincinnati, and SF played a STRONGER schedule strength than Cinci played. That means SF is considered a BETTER team than Cinci, so that SF picks AFTER Cinci. On the other hand, if SF played a WEAKER strength of schedule than Cinci, SF is considered the worse team, and drafts AHEAD of Cinci. Pats fans would want this scenario, and I believe SF has played one of the weakest strengths-of-schedule in the whole league.