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NFL Draft 2016: Order of first round set

The Titans, Browns, Chargers, Cowboys and Jaguars are the top five of this year's NFL draft.

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The 2016 NFL Draft won't take place for another two months, but we now know the full order of the first round.

Following the conclusion of the Super Bowl, all 31 picks of the first round are set. The Cincinnati Bengals will be picking 24th overall because they were the best team to lose in the Wild Card Round. In fact, they had a better record than all four of the teams that made it to the Divisional Round, but the draft order for playoff teams is based on when they lost in the playoffs, and then factors in records.

That's why Cincy picks 24th instead of 29th or 30th, which is where they would be picking if the NFL adopted the same formula as the NBA, who bases first-round picks based on where teams finished in the regular season. The Bengals will also be picking 55th overall in Round 2 and 87th in Round 3.

And while we know the full order through the 95th pick, the entire 2016 draft order won't be set until around March when compensatory selections are announced. Because teams can get extra picks through Rounds 3-7, the entire order won't be known until closer to the end of March, which is when the league announced it last year. The Bengals aren't expected to get any comp picks this year.

As for the rest of the draft, the Tennessee Titans hold the first-overall pick. Following last year's selection of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick, Tennessee has the rare honor of making back-to-back top-two picks in a draft.

The Cleveland Browns will have the honors of picking second overall. This pick will likely go a long way in determining if Hue Jackson's tenure in Cleveland is a success or another quick failure suffered by a Browns coach.

The first round will start on Thursday, April 28 in Chicago with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 29 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 30. Here is the entire order of Round 1, which the NFL announced Friday.

#

Team

Win

Loss

Winning %

Win

Loss

Strength of

Schedule

1.

Tennessee Titans

3

13

.188

126

130

.492

2.

Cleveland Browns

3

13

.188

136

120

.531

3.

San Diego Chargers

4

12

.250

135

121

.527

4.

Dallas Cowboys

4

12

.250

136

120

.531

5.

Jacksonville Jaguars

5

11

.313

121

135

.473

6.

Baltimore Ravens

5

11

.313

130

126

.508

7.

San Francisco 49ers

5

11

.313

138

118

.539

8.

Miami Dolphins

6

10

.375

120

136

.469

9.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6

10

.375

124

132

.484

10.

New York Giants

6

10

.375

128

128

.500

11.

Chicago Bears

6

10

.375

140

116

.547

12.

New Orleans Saints

7

9

.438

129

127

.504

13.

Philadelphia Eagles

7

9

.438

130

126

.508

14.

Oakland Raiders

7

9

.438

131

125

.512

15.

L.A./St. Louis Rams

7

9

.438

135

121

.527

16.

Detroit Lions

7

9

.438

137

119

.535

17.

Atlanta Falcons

8

8

.500

123

133

.480

18.

Indianapolis Colts

8

8

.500

128

128

.500

19.

Buffalo Bills

8

8

.500

130

126

.508

20.

New York Jets

10

6

.625

113

143

.441

21.

Washington Redskins

9

7

.563

119

137

.465

22.

Houston Texans

9

7

.563

127

129

.496

23.

Minnesota Vikings

11

5

.688

129

127

.504

24.

Cincinnati Bengals

12

4

.750

122

134

.477

25.

Pittsburgh Steelers

10

6

.625

129

127

.504

26.

Seattle Seahawks

10

6

.625

133

123

.520

27.

Green Bay Packers

10

6

.625

136

120

.531

28.

Kansas City Chiefs

11

5

.688

127

129

.496

29.

New England Patriots*

12

4

.750

121

135

.473

30.

Arizona Cardinals

13

3

.813

122

134

.477

31.

Carolina Panthers

15

1

.938

113

143

.441

32.

Denver Broncos

12

4

.750

128

128

.500

*Pick forfeited due to DeflateGate Scandal