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NFL Draft Order 2017: Bengals picking 6th as of Week 12

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The Bengals look like they'll have a top 10 draft pick for the first time since 2011 when the team drafted A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.

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The Bengals are looking more and more likely to snag a top 10 draft pick as they have one of the worst records in football right now.

Only five teams have worse records than the 3-6-1 Cincinnati Bengals. After five straight playoff trips, let that sink in for a while. The Bengals look nothing like a playoff contender as they're simply unable to beat good teams.

Left on the Bengals' schedule are the Ravens (5-5), Eagles (5-5), Browns (0-10), Steelers (5-5), Texans (6-3), and Ravens (5-5) again. These are essentially all average at best teams (with the Browns less than average and the Texans slightly above average), but, no game is clearly winnable with this Bengals team, especially considering the injuries suffered on Sunday.

The best way to consider the future and the rest of this season is to remember back to the last time the Bengals drafted in the top 10. It led to five straight playoff berths and one of the best - if not the best - stretches of football in Cincinnati history.

Here's the NFL Draft 2017 top 20 order through Week 11 with Monday Night Football still to be played:

# Team Rec. Rec. % SoS %
1 Cleveland Browns 0-11 0.000 0.532
2 San Francisco 49ers 1-9 0.100 0.526
3 Chicago Bears 2-8 0.200 0.522
4 Jacksonville Jaguars 2-8 0.200 0.535
5 New York Jets 3-7 0.300 0.500
6 Cincinnati Bengals 3-6-1 0.333 0.513
7 Los Angeles Rams (pick belongs to Titans) 4-6 0.400 0.500
8 Carolina Panthers 4-6 0.400 0.532
9 San Diego Chargers 4-6 0.400 0.535
10 New Orleans Saints 4-6 0.400 0.535
11 Green Bay Packers 4-5 0.444 0.544
12 Arizona Cardinals 4-5-1 0.444 0.490
13 Tennessee Titans 5-6 0.455 0.475
14 Buffalo Bills 5-5 0.500 0.459
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 5-5 0.500 0.484
16 Indianapolis Colts 5-5 0.500 0.484
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-5 0.500 0.510
18 Philadelphia Eagles (pick belongs to Browns) 5-5 0.500 0.561
19 Miami Dolphins 6-4 0.600 0.440
20 Minnesota Vikings (pick belongs to Eagles) 6-4 0.600 0.487


Picks 21-32 are determined by finishing order in the playoffs. Teams currently in line for postseason bids are not included.

The AFC playoff picture:

  1. Patriots
  2. Raiders
  3. Texans
  4. Ravens
  5. Chiefs
  6. Broncos

The NFC playoff picture:

  1. Cowboys
  2. Seahawks
  3. Lions
  4. Falcons
  5. Giants
  6. Redskins
Interestingly, both the AFC West and NFC East currently have three teams each in place to make the playoffs.