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Bengals clinch top pick in 2020 NFL Draft, Washington right behind them

The Bengals locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft order. We break down where things stand heading into Week 17 for the rest of the top potential teams.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton fumbles the ball as Miami Dolphins defensive end Trent Harris makes the hit during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is just about set to wrap up Week 16 with a huge NFC North matchup. The Vikings host the Packers on Monday Night Football with the division title potentially at stake. Both teams have already clinched a playoff berth, but the Packers can secure the division title and continue pushing for a first round bye with a win.

On the other side of things, Sunday brought some big news for Bengals fans. Cincinnati clinched the top pick in the draft with their wild overtime loss to the Dolphins. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the early front-runner for the No. 1 pick, but whatever Cincinnati decides to do, they’re on the clock.

We had some movement in the top five picks with the Lions climbing ahead of the Giants and Dolphins into the third spot. Washington lost to the Giants and moved firmly into the No. 2 spot and facing Dallas next week. Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young is right there for the drafting.

Week 17 will bring at least one or two upsets, but it’s not out of the realm of the possible that the nine teams below all lose their final game of the season. At least one is bound to win, but they’re all underdogs at this point. Here’s the draft order for the top nine teams heading into Week 17. SOS via Tankathon.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: 1-14, .560
  2. Washington: 3-12, .500
  3. Detroit Lions: 3-11-1, .509
  4. New York Giants: 4-11, .473
  5. Miami Dolphins: 4-11, .492
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-10, .481
  7. Los Angeles Chargers: 5-10, .509
  8. Carolina Panthers: 5-10, .546
  9. Arizona Cardinals: 5-9-1, .531