The Divisional round of the NFL playoffs has conclude, and the NFL Draft order is now set for teams who did not advance to the next round. This is determined by the record of each loser in the regular season.
The Cincinnati Bengals (11-5) will draft 24th because they had the best record of all teams who lost in the Wild Card round.
With that being said, here is the current NFL Draft order:
Based on current record and current strength of schedule (SOS). Positions 1 through 28 are finalized (barring the Dallas-Baltimore coin flip). Positions 29 through 32 will be determined by the remaining playoff games:
|2.||St. Louis Rams*||7-9||.551|
|7.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4-12||.574|
|12.||New York Giants||7-9||.520|
|13.||St. Louis Rams||7-9||.551|
|18.||New York Jets||8-8||.488|
|21.||Green Bay Packers||8-7-1||.453|
|23.||Kansas City Chiefs||11-5||.445|
|25.||San Diego Chargers||9-7||.496|
|27.||New Orleans Saints||11-5||.516|
Teams still in playoffs
|29.||New England Patriots||12-4||.473|
|30.||San Francisco 49ers||12-4||.494|
*Acquired in trade with Washington
#Acquired in trade with Indianapolis
**Dallas and Baltimore will flip a coin
With three games left in the NFL season, we’ll soon see every team fully shifting to preparing for NFL free agency and the draft in May. The NFL underclassman deadline to declare for the draft is this Wednesday, January 15, and once that passes, we’ll know who every single draft-eligible prospect is.