The highest 18 picks within the 2021 NFL Draft are in place following Week 17’s outcomes.
With the NFL’s enlargement of the playoffs to 14 groups, that is two much less groups within the draft order than are usually identified at this level within the league calendar. But it surely’s greater than half the draft order identified, beginning with the Jaguars at No. 1 and the Jets at No. 2. Each these groups had been locked into their choices after Week 16 outcomes, with Jacksonville anticipated to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
As excessive because the No. 3 choose was nonetheless to be determined in Week 17, although. The highest 5 choices had been rounded out by the Dolphins (through Texans), Falcons and Bengals.
Beneath is the NFL Draft order for 2021 up to date by way of Week 17.
NFL Draft order 2021
- Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)
- New York Jets (2-14)
- Miami Dolphins (through 4-12 Houston Texans)
- Atlanta Falcons (4-12)
- Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1)
- Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1)
- Detroit Lions (5-11)
- Carolina Panthers (5-11)
- Denver Broncos (5-11)
- Dallas Cowboys (6-10)
- New York Giants (6-10)
- San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
- Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)
- Minnesota Vikings (7-9)
- New England Patriots (7-9)
- Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)
- Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
- Miami Dolphins (10-6)
There’s not anticipated to be a lot suspense on the high of the NFL Draft, assuming Lawrence does certainly declare (the deadline is Jan. 18) and would not attempt to drive a commerce. It is at No. 2 the place issues might get attention-grabbing. Justin Fields’ nationwide semifinal efficiency in opposition to Clemson might have put him within the result in be the second quarterback off the board, however the Jets must determine whether or not they need to follow Sam Darnold or seize a brand new potential face of the franchise.
The primary spherical might characteristic a handful extra QBs, too, together with BYU’s Zach Wilson, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, Alabama’s Mac Jones and Florida’s Kyle Trask.
Alabama WR Devonta Smith, who might win the Heisman Trophy on Tuesday evening, can have a powerful case because the highest-selected offensive talent participant after scoring three touchdowns within the CFP semifinal in opposition to Notre Dame to get to twenty on the season. If the Jets look to commerce down, one other staff might try and commerce up for Smith.
One other participant that might go off the board within the top-three picks is Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell, who’s been considered the highest blocker on this class because the begin of the faculty soccer season.