Dear Non-Super Bowl Contenders, We Have An Updated NFL Draft Order

Championship Sunday has come and gone and the matchup for Super Bowl LVI is set — the Cincinnati Bengals will face the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13.

For non-playoff teams, the NFL Draft order is determined by the inverted 2021 standings, plus a series of tiebreakers, starting with strength of schedule. For playoff teams, the order is determined by their postseason outcome and regular-season record.

Here is the updated order after this weekend’s results:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14)
  2. Detroit Lions (3-13-1)
  3. Houston Texans (4-13)
  4. New York Jets (4-13)
  5. New York Giants (4-13)
  6. Carolina Panthers (5-12)
  7. New York Giants (via Chicago Bears)
  8. Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
  9. Denver Broncos (7-10)
  10. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks)
  11. Washington Football Team (7-10)
  12. Minnesota Vikings (8-9)
  13. Cleveland Browns (8-9)
  14. Baltimore Ravens (8-9)
  15. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami Dolphins)
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts)
  17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-8)
  18. New Orleans Saints (9-8)
  19. Philadelphia Eagles (9-8)
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)
  21. New England Patriots (10-7)
  22. Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)
  23. Arizona Cardinals (11-6)
  24. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
  25. Buffalo Bills (11-6)
  26. Tennessee Titans (12-5)
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)
  28. Green Bay Packers (13-4)
  29. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers)
  30. Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)
  31. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)
  32. Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles Rams)

* = Remaining playoff teams

The Bears, Colts, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks currently don’t have a first-round pick. As one of four teams with multiple picks in the opening round, the Lions will be a team to keep an eye on come spring.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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