Updated 2021 NFL draft order: Cowboys currently fifth, Eagles sixth

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Heading into Week 13 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 Cowboys, with a loss to Washington on Thanksgiving, have moved back into the top five.

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

17 responses to “Updated 2021 NFL draft order: Cowboys currently fifth, Eagles sixth

  1. Just to be clear, if the NFC East winner finishes say, 6-10, they still go into the “playoff seeding” bucket, not the win/loss bucket?

    Because that would be wild, a team backing into the playoffs, going on a run to the Super Bowl, and still getting a top ten pick.

    Like when the 49ers traded their 2008 1st to the Patriots so they could draft a guy with 2 career tackles in the 2007 draft, and the Patriots ended up 16-0 with the 7th overall pick in 2018.

  2. I hope the Jets trade out of the number one pick. If I’m Trevor Lawrence, there’s know way on God’s green earth I sign with the Jets.

  3. Just wait until the season ends. Nothing more worthless than draft order and mock drafts before the season ends. A couple weeks ago it was the giants taking Lawrence or fields. Now they aren’t even on this list.

  4. Why is head to head results no longer the first tiebreaker? To me that doesn’t make a lick of sense

  5. If the eagles could end up with JaMarr Chase or Penei Sewell in the first round, I think a lot of us would be happy.

  6. charliecharger says:
    I hope the Jets trade out of the number one pick. If I’m Trevor Lawrence, there’s know way on God’s green earth I sign with the Jets.
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    Trevor Lawrence is a junior, which means he could back out of the draft and stay in school only one more time. Assuming he returns and doesn’t cost himself a fortune by getting getting injured at Clemson, what makes you think the Jets will be any better or will be picking any lower than first in 2022?
    Even if they do suddenly get better, the perpetually bad Lions are transitioning to yet another new coach and will be starting all over again, and the Jaguars are a mess on and off the field.
    What will Lawrence gain by putting off the inevitable by a year? The only way to get around it would be to intentionally play horribly his senior year at Clemson in order to fall to a better team. Personally, a guy who so obviously something like that would never play on my team if I were an owner or GM, no matter how talented he may be.

  7. If a team as bad as Philly or Dallas makes the playoffs then the NFL needs to shut down permanently.

  8. Unless he’s independently wealthy, I’d enter the draft if I were Lawrence. Can get to that 2nd contract sooner.

  9. bigfanhere says:
    Giants?
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    The draft order for non-playoff teams goes by record (worst obviously being higher), and can be influenced by a variety of tiebreakers. The draft order for playoff teams won’t be determined until after each team is eliminated, with tiebreakers also playing a role.
    Ludicrous as it may seem, the 4-7 Giants currently lead their division, so if the regular season were for some reason to end today they would be assured a playoff spot. Even with a first-round exit, and all the tiebreakers going their way, the Giants would not draft before any non-playoff team, so they’re not currently included in this list.

  10. charliecharger says:
    December 2, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I hope the Jets trade out of the number one pick. If I’m Trevor Lawrence, there’s know way on God’s green earth I sign with the Jets.
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    The earth isn’t very green these days, but the Jets’ money is. Lawrence will play for whoever pays him.

  11. joshiewashie says:
    December 3, 2020 at 10:08 am
    If the eagles could end up with JaMarr Chase or Penei Sewell in the first round, I think a lot of us would be happy.
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    Sewell ain’t getting past Cincinnati and I’m struggling to see another win on Cincinnati’s schedule with their QB situation.

  12. Jerry is going to trade his number 1 for a. JaMarcus Russell, or b. RGIII, or c. the rights to Jerry Rice, or d. the rights to Randy Moss, or d. Mike Vick.

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