An updated look at the 2019 NFL Draft order

The 2018 NFL regular season is over, and the playoffs have begun. But the other race taking place on the opposite end of the spectrum is over. The spiral to the bottom of the standings and the top of the 2019 NFL Draft board has been decided.

One final loss for the Arizona Cardinals secured the No. 1 spot in next year’s draft where franchise-changing talents like Ed Oliver, Rashan Gary, and Nick Bosa await. After the Cardinals, the 49ers, Jets, and Raiders will also be hungry to add talent.

After those four, are the teams looking to add a quarterback. The Jacksonville Jaguars could turn this season’s fall from AFC title contender to doormat into a potential replacement for Blake Bortles at quarterback. The Giants could do the same for an aging Eli Manning.

Draft order is determined by final record, with any ties being broken by their strength of schedule. Slots 21-32 are determined primarily by postseason success (Wild Card losers get the earliest spots, then Divisional Round losers, and so forth), and any ties are then broken by regular season record and strength of schedule. If two teams have the same record and same SoS, they will go through conference tiebreakers. If they’re in opposite conferences, it will be a coin flip.

Because of that, the Bills will pick ahead of the Broncos due to the strength of victory tiebreaker.

Here’s how the draft order looks after the Wild Card Round. It will continue to be updated through the playoffs when spots are officially locked in. The Colts and Cowboys will join the order once the rest of the Divisional Round is over:

2019 NFL Draft order

# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Cardinals 3 13 0 0.188 0.5273
2 49ers 4 12 0 0.250 0.5039
3 Jets 4 12 0 0.250 0.5059
4 Raiders 4 12 0 0.250 0.5469
5 Buccaneers 5 11 0 0.313 0.5234
6 Giants 5 11 0 0.313 0.5273
7 Jaguars 5 11 0 0.313 0.5488
8 Lions 6 10 0 0.375 0.5039
9 Bills 6 10 0 0.375 0.5234
10 Broncos 6 10 0 0.375 0.5234
11 Bengals 6 10 0 0.375 0.5352
12 Packers 6 9 1 0.400 0.4883
13 Dolphins 7 9 0 0.438 0.4688
14 Falcons 7 9 0 0.438 0.4824
15 Washington 7 9 0 0.438 0.4863
16 Panthers 7 9 0 0.438 0.5078
17 Browns 7 8 1 0.467 0.5156
18 Vikings 8 7 1 0.533 0.5039
19 Titans 9 7 0 0.563 0.5195
20 Steelers 9 6 1 0.600 0.5039
21 Seahawks 10 6 0 0.625 0.4844
22 Ravens 10 6 0 0.625 0.5039
23 Texans 11 5 0 0.688 0.4707
24 Raiders (via Bears) 12 4 0 0.750 0.4297
Eagles 9 7 0 0.563 0.5176
Colts 10 6 0 0.625 0.4648
Raiders (via Cowboys) 10 6 0 0.625 0.4883
Patriots 11 5 0 0.688 0.4824
Chargers 12 4 0 0.750 0.4766
Chiefs 12 4 0 0.750 0.4805
Rams 13 3 0 0.813 0.4805
Packers (via Saints) 13 3 0 0.813 0.4824

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