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2016 NFL Draft order: Division round results set top 28

The Steelers, Seahawks, Packers and Chiefs all know now where they're picking, but what direction could they go in the first round?

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The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft moved four picks closer to being complete following the weekend's divisional round games. The four games settled picks 25-28 in the first round.

Pick No. 25 starts with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost on Sunday to the Denver Broncos. Playoff teams are situated in the order of their elimination, and then by record. Like the teams that didn’t make the playoffs, the order tiebreakers begin with strength of schedule. Pittsburgh is in front of fellow 10-6 divisional round losers Seattle because of a weaker strength of schedule.

In the last five first rounds the Steelers have either taken a front seven player on defense or an offensive lineman. This could be the year they land a top cornerback in the first round, even with a selection that late. Ohio State’s Eli Apple and Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller would be a couple names to keep in mind.

Seattle comes in at No. 26, and help could be needed on the offensive line. Russell Okung is a free agent after the season, and there’s already speculation he may be gone. Some of Seattle’s top options up front in the first round include Jason Spriggs of Indiana, Jack Conklin of Michigan State and Spencer Drango of Baylor. A defensive lineman like UCLA’s Kenny Clark or Alabama’s Jarran Reed would also fill a potential need.

Green Bay at No. 27 and Kansas City at No. 28 round out the latest official picks. Green Bay could be a landing spot for Reed or Clark, as long as they don’t target an inside linebacker. What Kansas City does will largely be dependent on whether free agent defensive backs Sean Smith and Eric Berry re-sign.

Here is the full 2016 NFL Draft first round order:

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-13 (.492 strength of schedule)
2. Cleveland Browns: 3-13 (.531 SOS)
3. San Diego Chargers: 4-12 (.528 SOS)
4. Dallas Cowboys: 4-12 (.533 SOS)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11 (.473 SOS)
6. Baltimore Ravens: 5-11 (.508 SOS)
7. San Francisco 49ers: 5-11 (.539 SOS)
8. Miami Dolphins: 6-10 (.469 SOS)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-10 (.484 SOS)
10. New York Giants: 6-10 (.498 SOS)
11. Chicago Bears: 6-10 (.548 SOS)
12. New Orleans Saints: 7-9 (.504 SOS)
13. Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9 (.508 SOS)
14. Oakland Raiders: 7-9 (.512 SOS)
15. St. Louis Rams: 7-9 (.528 SOS)
16. Detroit Lions: 7-9 (.536 SOS)
17. Atlanta Falcons: 8-8 (.478 SOS)
18. Indianapolis Colts: 8-8 (.500 SOS)
19. Buffalo Bills: 8-8 (.508 SOS)
20. New York Jets: 10-6 (.441 SOS)
21. Washington: 9-7 (.465 SOS)
22. Houston Texans: 9-7 (.496 SOS)
23. Minnesota Vikings: 11-5 (.504 SOS)
24. Cincinnati Bengals: 12-4 (.477 SOS)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: 10-6 (.504 SOS)
26. Seattle Seahawks: 10-6 (.520 SOS)
27. Green Bay Packers: 10-6 (.531 SOS)
28. Kansas City Chiefs: 11-5 (.496 SOS)

Still in the playoffs:

29. Denver Broncos: 12-4 (.500 SOS)
30. Arizona Cardinals: 13-3 (.477 SOS)
31. New England Patriots: 12-4 (.473 SOS) - PICK FORFEITED
32. Carolina Panthers: 15-1 (.441 SOS)