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2016 NFL Draft order: Baltimore drops from top 5; Titans hold No. 1 pick

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The Ravens won on Sunday, moving them from No. 4 to No. 8 in the draft order, and saved a bunch of money in doing so. The top of the draft remains the same with Tennessee at the top, followed by Cleveland.

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The top of the 2016 NFL Draft order remains the same from last week with the Tennessee Titans at No. 1, followed by the Cleveland Browns at No. 2. After the top two is where it gets interesting.

The notable move this week is Baltimore dropping from No. 4 to No. 8 after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Ravens are one of three teams at 5-10 heading into the week's final season, and there are three teams at 4-11. San Diego at No. 3 and Dallas at No. 4 are separated by just the slightest of margins in strength of schedule.

Strength of schedule is the first tiebreaker in the draft order if records are the same. If those are the same, conference record and then division record are used. If all of that is equal, a coin flip takes place at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. The strength of schedule below uses full-season schedules.

But let's look again at Baltimore's move from four to eight this week. The difference in potential draft prospects with that type of fall is obvious, though Baltimore should be able to get a fine player outside the top five. Look at it from a monetary standpoint, though. The difference in contract dollars from the No. 4 pick this year (Amari Cooper) and the No. 8 pick (Vic Beasley) is just over $8 million.

Looking ahead to Week 17, the Titans are at the Colts and the Browns play the Steelers.

Here's the full 2016 NFL Draft order:

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-12 (.492 strength of schedule)
2. Cleveland Browns: 3-12 (.533 SOS)
3. San Diego Chargers: 4-11 (.525 SOS)
4. Dallas Cowboys: 4-11 (.529 SOS)
5. San Francisco 49ers: 4-11 (.550 SOS)
6. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-10 (.471 SOS)
7. Miami Dolphins: 5-10 (.475 SOS)
8. Baltimore Ravens: 5-10 (.504 SOS)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-9 (.483 SOS)
10. New York Giants: 6-9 (.492 SOS)
11. New Orleans Saints: 6-9 (.508 SOS)
12. Philadelphia Eagles: 6-9 (.513 SOS)
13. Detroit Lions: 6-9 (.538 SOS)
14. Chicago Bears: 6-9 (.546 SOS)
15. Indianapolis Colts: 7-8 (.500 SOS)
16. Buffalo Bills: 7-8 (.508 SOS)
17. Oakland Raiders: 7-8 (.513 SOS)
18. St. Louis Rams: 7-8 (.525 SOS)
19. Atlanta Falcons: 8-7 (.471 SOS)
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: 9-6 (.508 SOS)

Projected to make the playoffs:

21. Washington: 8-7 (.471 SOS)
22. Houston Texans: 8-7 (.496 SOS)
23. Seattle Seahawks: 9-6 (.504 SOS)
24. New York Jets: 10-5 (.438 SOS)
25. Kansas City Chiefs: 10-5 (.496 SOS)
26. Green Bay Packers: 10-5 (.508 SOS)
27. Minnesota Vikings: 10-5 (.513 SOS)
28. Denver Broncos: 11-4 (.504 SOS)
29. Cincinnati Bengals: 11-4 (.475 SOS)
30. Arizona Cardinals: 13-2 (.469 SOS)
31. New England Patriots: 12-3 (.463 SOS) - PICK FORFEITED
32. Carolina Panthers: 14-1 (.442 SOS)

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