2018 NFL Draft order: First 20 picks set, Browns have two picks in the top four
Thanks to their 0-16 record and last year's draft day trade with the Texans, the Browns are sitting pretty
The first 20 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft are officially set, and the Cleveland Browns will pick twice inside of the top four if they don't make any trades before draft day.
Cleveland became the second team in NFL history to finish a season 0-16, securing the No. 1 overall pick for the second consecutive season in the process.
Thanks to last year's draft day trade that sent the No. 12 overall pick to the Houston Texans, who selected eventual star quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Browns also own Houston's selection in this year's draft. The Texans stumbled after Watson's ACL tear and eventually finished 4-12. They will send the No. 4 pick to the Browns.
General manager John Dorsey should have his pick of quarterbacks at the top of the draft, with USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and Louisville's Lamar Jackson considered the top available passers. After the Giants and Colts make their picks, the Browns will get to tab another top prospect. These two picks will be Cleveland's ninth and 10th first-round selections in the last five years.
Below, you'll find the draft order as it stands now.
Note: The official order of picks 21-32 will be determined by playoff results. For now, the teams are listed in order of regular-season record.
- Cleveland Browns
- New York Giants
- Indianapolis Colts
- Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)
- Denver Broncos
- New York Jets
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Chicago Bears
- San Francisco 49ers*
- Oakland Raiders*
- Miami Dolphins
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Green Bay Packers
- Arizona Cardinals
- Baltimore Ravens
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Seattle Seahawks
- Dallas Cowboys
- Detroit Lions
- Tennessee Titans
- Buffalo Bills
- Atlanta Falcons
- Carolina Panthers
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)
- Los Angeles Rams
- New Orleans Saints
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Minnesota Vikings
- Philadelphia Eagles
- New England Patriots
Here are a few more things to know about the draft order as it stands now:
- Picks No. 9 and 10 will be determined by a coin flip.
- Four of the first five picks will be made by AFC teams.
- Every division has at least one team picking in the top 10. The AFC West is the only division that has two (Broncos, Raiders).
- Three teams picking in the top 10 are already looking for new coaches (Giants, Colts, Raiders). This number will presumably be going up soon.
- Four of the five teams picking in the top six have quarterback situations that could charitably be described as "unsettled" (Browns, Giants, Broncos, Jets).
- The Bills will have two picks in the 21-32 range, thanks to their playoff berth and last year's draft-day trade with the Chiefs that netted Patrick Mahomes for Kansas City.
- The 49ers won five straight games to end the season, lifting themselves out of the top five in the process.
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