NFL draft order for picks 1 through 18 set

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January 4, 2021

With the conclusion of Week 17 Sunday night and the NFL playoffs expanded to 14 teams this season, the top 18 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft are now set.

The draft position of the 18 non-playoff teams were established once the Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

After losing to the Indianapolis Colts earlier Sunday to finish the season 1-15, the Jacksonville Jaguars will pick first when the draft begins April 29. The New York Jets (2-14) will go second, followed by Miami, Atlanta and Cincinnati. The Dolphins get the No. 3 pick by way of a trade with Houston before last season. The Texans finished the season 4-12.

The Falcons were the only NFC team with 12 losses, finishing at 4-12. The Bengals, who selected quarterback Joe Burrow No. 1 overall in 2020, finished this season 4-11-1. Below is the complete order for the first 18 picks of the draft, per NFL.com. The order of the remaining 14 selections will be determined by the playoffs.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-15

2. New York Jets, 2-14

3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans), 4-12

4. Atlanta Falcons, 4-12

5. Cincinnati Bengals, 4-11-1

6. Philadelphia Eagles, 4-11-1

7. Detroit Lions, 5-11

8. Carolina Panthers, 5-11

9. Denver Broncos, 5-11

10. Dallas Cowboys, 6-10

11. New York Giants, 6-10

12. San Francisco 49ers, 6-10

13. Los Angeles Chargers, 7-9

14. Minnesota Vikings, 7-9

15. New England Patriots, 7-9

16. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8

17. Las Vegas Raiders, 8-8

18. Miami Dolphins, 10-6

–Field Level Media