Cardinals lock up the top spot in the 2019 NFL Draft

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It’s unclear who will be coaching the Cardinals first-round pick next year, or even who will be selecting him.

What we do know is the team in the desert owns the No. 1 overall pick.

The Cardinals locked up the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by being the only team with a 3-13 record.

It puts them in an interesting position, as they are expected to fire coach Steve Wilks, there’s no word on the future of General Manager Steve Keim but a general sense he’s safer, and they used a first-round pick last year on quarterback Josh Rosen.

Behind them, the 49ers will pick second, the Jets third, and the Raiders fourth (ties for draft order are broken by strength of schedule).

Considering the investments made in Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Darnold by the 49ers and Jets, respectively, that puts the Raiders in an interesting spot if they want a quarterback or another team does.

The Buccaneers round out the top five, and apparently are committed to Jameis Winston, though their new coach might want to have some input on that.

Here’s a look at the draft order as it stands after the afternoon games (the 19th and 20th spot will be the Steelers and the loser of tonight’s game, unless it ends in a tie):

1. Cardinals 3-13

2. 49ers 4-12

3. Jets 4-12

4. Raiders 4-12

5. Buccaneers 5-11

6. Giants 5-11

7. Jaguars 5-11

8. Lions 6-10

9. Bills 6-10

10. Broncos 6-10

11. Bengals 6-10

12. Packers 6-9-1

13. Dolphins 7-9

14. Falcons 7-9

15. Washington 7-9

16. Panthers 7-9

17. Browns 7-8-1

18 Vikings 8-7-1

21 responses to “Cardinals lock up the top spot in the 2019 NFL Draft

  1. Yay what I look forward too every year the jets draft overpaid free agents and than the season starts and back too disappointment lol I should be arrested for raising my kids jets fans but I just can’t help it. It’s in my blood

  2. still cant believe the browns will be that late in the first round. hats off to the browns for a wonderful season and here’s hoping tomlin gets canned for once.

    – steelers nation

  3. The Raiders sign quarterback Nick Foles, sending Carr to Jacksonville. Then you build an offense line like the Colts. Your quarterback can’t be scared, Carr is indecisive and afraid.

  4. Yeah fire Tomlin you guys have no clue what it’s like too have a terrible coach. I’m sure almost every jet fan would take Tomlin in a heartbeat

  5. I guess its all going to come up roses again for Foles. He plays terrible most of the time but does well at the right time. It’ll be Dilfer, Flacco and Foles when people list QB’s they can’t believe have a ring and Marino doesn’t.
    As mentioned above teams like Oakland will chase him, then the other teams will chase Carr, maybe Eli, Fitzpatrick. With the lack of QB’s with dream measurements coming out of college teams and fans will be excited to see other teams failures join their struggling rosters. Most will find regret and another high draft pick next year.

  6. This order does not match what the NFL hope page has for the standing for the league. Is there a reason why

    I believe the league standings are based off a tiebreaker system that considers head to head and common opponent. The draft order does not consider head to head or common opponent. It breaks ties with strength of schedule and then by a coin flip.

  7. jets2469 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Yay what I look forward too every year the jets draft overpaid free agents and than the season starts and back too disappointment lol I should be arrested for raising my kids jets fans but I just can’t help it. It’s in my blood

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    Don’t worry about it. When your kids get old enough they’ll call Child Protective Services on their own and have themselves sent to foster homes that root for good football organizations.

  8. Some of you Mensa members saying the Cardinals need a QB are some of the same geniuses who said Jared Goff was a bust and would be out of the league after his rookie contract, how is that looking now?. Let’s see what Rosen can do with at least an average line and some weapons on offense before you decide his fate. The real problem in Arizona is they have an alcoholic for a GM who should be shown the door for his poor draft record but will be in charge of the next coaching search because he gets along with Michael Bidwell.

  9. Hooray for me! I get to see my beloved Dolphins be just good enough to be in the talks for Playoffs and then the annual December slide and now picking just far enough into the Draft to not get the top talent. Even so, they would take a Bust. I can only hope they fire everyone and tank 2019 for a decent QB. The Dolphins are the definition of mediocre. Over the past 18 years they are 7.86 average wins. Well, at least the pain and frustration is over for the next 10 months.

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