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NFL draft order 2018: Tracking where picks change each week

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The Browns owned the top pick in 2017 and will again in 2018.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It’s never too early to think about the 2018 NFL draft — especially if you’re a fan of one of the teams at the bottom of the standings.

The Cleveland Browns finished the 2017 season winless. The Browns have locked up the No. 1 pick in April, one spot ahead of the Giants with the Colts sitting in third.

It was Cleveland and San Francisco in the first two spots last year, with the Browns taking Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall, and the 49ers sending their selection to Chicago.

A few notes:

  • Strength of schedule (SoS) is the NFL’s tiebreaker for teams with identical records, and it places teams with weaker schedules higher in the draft order.
  • The SoS calculations below take in all 16 games on a team’s schedule, including opponents who haven’t been played yet.
  • Records and the SoS tiebreaker are used to determine the first 20 spots in the draft order. The 12 teams that make the playoffs are at the bottom and fill out the remainder of the order as they’re eliminated.
  • The 49ers and Raiders will flip a coin to determine who owns the 10th pick.
  • The Browns own the Texans’ first-round pick, and the Bills own the Chiefs.’

2018 NFL Draft order

# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Browns 0 16 0 0.000 0.5195
2 Giants 3 13 0 0.188 0.5313
3 Colts 4 12 0 0.250 0.4805
4 Browns (via Texans) 4 12 0 0.250 0.5156
5 Broncos 5 11 0 0.313 0.4922
6 Jets 5 11 0 0.313 0.5195
7 Buccaneers 5 11 0 0.313 0.5547
8 Bears 5 11 0 0.313 0.5586
t-9 49ers 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
t-9 Raiders 6 10 0 0.375 0.5117
11 Dolphins 6 10 0 0.375 0.5430
12 Bengals 7 9 0 0.438 0.4648
13 Washington 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
14 Packers 7 9 0 0.438 0.5391
15 Cardinals 8 8 0 0.500 0.4883
16 Ravens 9 7 0 0.563 0.4414
17 Chargers 9 7 0 0.563 0.4570
18 Seahawks 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
19 Cowboys 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
20 Lions 9 7 0 0.563 0.4961
Currently in playoffs
Titans 9 7 0 0.563 0.4336
Bills 9 7 0 0.563 0.4922
Jaguars 10 6 0 0.625 0.4336
Bills (via Chiefs) 10 6 0 0.625 0.4766
Falcons 10 6 0 0.625 0.5430
Rams 11 5 0 0.688 0.5039
Saints 11 5 0 0.688 0.5352
Panthers 11 5 0 0.688 0.5391
Steelers 13 3 0 0.813 0.4531
Eagles 13 3 0 0.813 0.4609
Patriots 13 3 0 0.813 0.4844
Vikings 13 3 0 0.813 0.4922

The Browns Live in Hell