24 NFL teams now know the order in which they will be picking in Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Bengals (No. 9 overall) and 19 other teams who didn’t make the playoffs, knew their draft order coming into Wild Card weekend. Now with the Raiders, Lions, Dolphins and Giants eliminated from the postseason, the top 24 spots in the draft have been determined.
Based on their regular-season records, combined with their Wild Card round exits, the Lions will draft 21st, the Dolphins 22nd, the Giants 23rd and the Raiders 24th. For the teams in the AFC North, the Browns have the first overall pick as well as the 12th overall pick (from the Eagles) and the Ravens pick 16th overall. The Steelers' draft positioning has yet to be determined as they remain in the playoff race and get set to face the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Here’s the Round 1 NFL Draft order heading into the divisional round of the playoffs.
|#||Team||Record||Strength of schedule|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||2-14||0.503968254|
|5||Tennessee Titans (via Rams)||4-12||0.503968254|
|6||New York Jets||5-11||0.5177865613|
|7||San Diego Chargers||5-11||0.54296875|
|9||Cincinnati Bengals||6-9 -1||0.5215686275|
|11||New Orleans Saints||7-9||0.5236220472|
|12||Cleveland Browns (via Eagles)||7-9||0.5595238095|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||7-8 -1||0.4624505929|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles (via Vikings)||8-8||0.4921875|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9-7||0.4921259843|
|23||New York Giants||11-5||0.4861660079|