Bengals lead the way in race for top pick in 2020

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We’re just past the midway point of the NFL season, and there’s some real competition at the top.

But also at the bottom, where the race for the first pick int he 2020 NFL Draft got a little more complicated last weekend.

If the season ended today, the winless Bengals (0-8) would own the top spot in next year’s selection order. Also, a lot of people would be saying “Why did the NFL season end the Tuesday after Week Nine?”

In terms of the current order, Washington (1-8) is second, followed by the Jets (1-7) after last week’s upset loss to the Dolphins. Draft order ties are broken by strength of schedule.

Miami’s grand plan to not be competitive has them in the fourth spot this week, ahead of the Falcons (1-7). The Giants (2-7) would be sixth, followed by the Browns (2-6), Buccaneers (2-6), Broncos (3-6), and Bears (3-5).

The Bears owe that pick to the Raiders from the Khalil Mack deal, and not that many people would have thought it would be higher than the Raiders’ own pick (currently 16th) going into the season.

13 responses to “Bengals lead the way in race for top pick in 2020

  1. I knew the Bears pick would be higher then the Raiders and if you didn’t then you’re not that bright! Bears had a cake schedule last season and you knew they would come down to earth. Also Mack is proving why Gruden wasn’t over paying him. Mack shows up in only 8 games a year and puts up great numbers in those games but disappears in the other 8. Meanwhile Gruden is building a monster heading into Vegas!!!!

  2. Actually, not many people thought the Bears would have a winning record last year. They had a nice run and fell back to Earth this year.

  3. It’s really lame when you’re thinking about the draft almost every October. That’s the Bucs Life around here, the place of the eternal rebuild.

  4. It feels so good to know we are stockpiling picks, clearing out the fat and still not the worst team in the league. Many of these other teams tried to win the off-season …

  5. Hoping people give Taylor a chance with the Bengals. Going to be a challenge for him to turn this around and move it in another direction.

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