Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Order Updated through Divisional Round


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:

No. Team W-L SOS
1. Houston Texans 2-14 .559
2. St. Louis Rams* 7-9 .551
3. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12 .504
4. Cleveland Browns 4-12 .516
5. Oakland Raiders 4-12 .523
6. Atlanta Falcons 4-12 .553
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-12 .574
8. Minnesota Vikings 5-10-1 .512
9. Buffalo Bills 6-10 .520
10. Detroit Lions 7-9 .457
11. Tennessee Titans 7-9 .504
12. New York Giants 7-9 .520
13. St. Louis Rams 7-9 .551
14. Chicago Bears 8-8 .465
15. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8 .469
t-16. Baltimore Ravens** 8-8 .484
t-16. Dallas Cowboys** 8-8 .484
18. New York Jets 8-8 .488
19. Miami Dolphins 8-8 .523
20. Arizona Cardinals 10-6 .531
21. Green Bay Packers 8-7-1 .453
22. Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 .453
23. Kansas City Chiefs 11-5 .445
24. Cincinnati Bengals 11-5 .480
25. San Diego Chargers 9-7 .496
26. Cleveland Browns# 4-12 .516
27. New Orleans Saints 11-5 .516
28. Carolina Panthers 12-4 .494

Teams still in playoffs

No. Team W-L SOS
29. New England Patriots 12-4 .473
30. San Francisco 49ers 12-4 .494
31. Denver Broncos 13-3 .469
32. Seattle Seahawks 13-3 .490
*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.

 

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