Updated NFL draft order: Bengals currently sit third behind Jets, Jaguars

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Heading into Week 12 of the NFL season, the winless Jets remain atop the NFL draft order for 2021. The Jaguars, who have one win, could become the first team to go 1-15 and not finish with the worst record in the league.

The Bengals, who lost the 2020 No. 1 overall choice, Joe Burrow, for the season with a knee injury, have moved into the third spot.

According to the NFL, here is the current draft order. It is determined by record, with strength of schedule as the first tiebreaker. The draft order for playoff teams is determined by the results of postseason play, so the teams currently holding playoff spots are not listed.

1. Jets, 0-10
2. Jaguars, 1-9
3. Bengals, 2-7-1
4. Washington Football Team, 3-7
5. Chargers, 3-7
6. Giants, 3-7
7. Falcons, 3-7
8. Cowboys, 3-7
9. Dolphins (from Texans), Texans 3-7
10. Panthers, 4-7
11. Lions, 4-6
12. 49ers, 4-6
13. Patriots, 4-6
14. Vikings, 4-6
15. Broncos, 4-6
16. Bears, 5-5
17. Dolphins, 6-4
18. Ravens, 6-4

15 responses to “Updated NFL draft order: Bengals currently sit third behind Jets, Jaguars

  1. If the Bengals are smart, they either trade down for a QB-hungry team or draft a stud OL. Either way, draft multiple OLs and gamble on defense later.

  2. After seeing this list, I’d almost rather the Eagles not win the division and get much earlier picks so we can reload. It’s not like we’re beating anyone in the playoffs anyway.

  3. Wherever the Jags draft you can pretty much guarantee the guy they draft will be a bust like so many of their other high draft picks.

  4. Crazy that winning the NFC East will cost the winning team probably 10 spots and have them picking after teams with better records.

  5. Someone please fire Pace before the draft so he doesn’t try to trade up again for another QB! There’s a lot of QB needy teams ahead of the Bears. Even if they don’t win another game I doubt they’ll crack the top 10. Half the league is garbage (including the Bears).

  6. all Cincy fans should boycott them until they hire an nfl coaching staff. i dont care how much brown has to overpay to get real experienced coaches.

  7. FYI, the SOS tiebreaker as the NFL presents here is misleading, as it is only using SOS for games already played. For a notable example, the SOS for only games the Dallas Cowboys have currently played is .535, but the team’s current SOS for its entire schedule is only .472 due to a number of games remaining against the rest of the NFC East. Unless Covid-19 knocks out a major portion of the final stretch of the season, the full-schedule SOS as it currently sits is MUCH more accurate than the SOS only for games played so far. There are websites (e.g. Tankathon) that provide the current draft order for leagues using the updated full-schedule SOS, if you want to reference that projected order (in that case, our example Dallas Cowboys move from pick 8 to pick 4, a very notable difference).

  8. Painful… Lions yet again not the worst, yet so, so, so far from those who are best. Quinn and Patricia will waste more draft picks and never sniff the best on the market. They get less from players, rather than the best.

    I hope they’re gone before this selection occurs.

  9. fluiddarkness says:
    November 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    If the Bengals are smart, they either trade down for a QB-hungry team or draft a stud OL. Either way, draft multiple OLs and gamble on defense later.
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    If Sewell is available when they pick, there should be no way they pass on him. Otherwise, I agree – move down and load up on lineman (like they did at LB this last draft)

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