NFL Draft order entering Week 17: Jaguars, Lions competing for No. 1 pick

Trevor Lawrence, Dare Ogunbowale, Jacksonville Jaguars. (The Record)
Trevor Lawrence, Dare Ogunbowale, Jacksonville Jaguars. (The Record) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions are among the worst teams in the league, eagerly anticipating the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.

For bottom-feeding teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions, at least they have the 2022 NFL Draft to look forward to.

Jacksonville and Detroit are among eight NFL teams whose playoff dreams for 2021 are officially over. While three-quarters of the league is still in the mix to potentially get in, only 14 teams will be playing a postseason game in January. Unless you are the Chicago Bears or the Seattle Seahawks who traded away their first-round picks, at least the draft should keep fans hopeful.

Here is the latest 2022 NFL Draft order entering the Week 17 slate of games.

2022 NFL Draft order entering Week 17

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13)
  2. Detroit Lions (2-12-1)
  3. Houston Texans (4-11)
  4. New York Jets (4-11)
  5. New York Giants (4-11)
  6. Carolina Panthers (5-10)
  7. New York Jets from Seattle Seahawks (5-10)
  8. New York Giants from Chicago Bears (5-10)
  9. Washington Football Team (6-9)
  10. Atlanta Falcons (7-8)
  11. Denver Broncos (7-8)
  12. Minnesota Vikings (7-8)
  13. Cleveland Browns (7-8)
  14. New Orleans Saints (7-8)
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7-1)
  16. Baltimore Ravens (8-7)
  17. Las Vegas Raiders (8-7)
  18. Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)

At 2-13, Jacksonville is in line to land the No. 1 pick with the right to select either Aidan Hutchinson out of Michigan or Kayvon Thibodeaux out of Oregon. Detroit is half a game back of the Jaguars at 2-12-1 and would be picking second. Rounding out the top five would be the Houston Texans (4-11), New York Jets (4-11) and New York Giants (4-11), based on tiebreakers.

This is where it gets interesting. The Jets have the Seahawks’ first-round pick by way of the Jamal Adams trade. The Giants have the Bears’ first-round pick from Chicago’s decision to trade up to take Justin Fields No. 11 overall out of Ohio State last year. The Carolina Panthers (5-10), the Washington Football Team (6-9) and the Atlanta Falcons (7-8) would have top-10 selections.

The Denver Broncos (7-8), Minnesota Vikings (7-8), Cleveland Browns (7-8), New Orleans Saints (7-8), Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7-1), Baltimore Ravens (8-7), Las Vegas Raiders (8-7), Los Angeles Chargers (8-7) would be picking 11th through 18th. The other 14 first-round picks have yet to be determined, as those will be decided after how the NFL playoffs ultimately shake out in due time.

Two more Jacksonville losses secures the Jaguars of the No. 1 pick. Another win or tie by the Lions will really help them out as well.

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