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 have been locked into their choices after Week 16 outcomes, with Jacksonville anticipated to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
As excessive because the No. three choose was nonetheless to be determined in Week 17, although. The highest 5 choices have been rounded out by the Dolphins (through Texans), Falcons and Bengals.
Under is the NFL Draft order for 2021 up to date by 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 prime of the NFL Draft, assuming Lawrence does certainly declare (the deadline is Jan. 18) and would not attempt to pressure a commerce. It is at No. 2 the place issues may get attention-grabbing. Justin Fields’ nationwide semifinal efficiency towards Clemson might have put him within the result in be the second quarterback off the board, however the Jets must resolve whether or not they wish to keep on with Sam Darnold or seize a brand new potential face of the franchise.
The primary spherical may function 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 may win the Heisman Trophy on Tuesday night time, can have a robust case because the highest-selected offensive ability participant after scoring three touchdowns within the CFP semifinal towards Notre Dame to get to 20 on the season. If the Jets look to commerce down, one other workforce may try to 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 thought to be the highest blocker on this class for the reason that begin of the school soccer season.