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2020 NFL Draft order top 20 following Week 17

The NFL wraps up the 2019 regular season schedule with a 16-game slate on Sunday. We will track the order as it moves along throughout the day. We’ll know the top 20 picks by the end of the night.

UPDATE: The 2019 NFL regular season wraps up with the 49ers and Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. That has no impact on the 2020 NFL Draft order at this point. We know the top 20 following the first 15 games on Sunday. The remaining 12 spots will be determined by the winners and losers in the playoffs. Here’s the top 20 order for the 2020 NFL Draft.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
  2. Washington (3-13)
  3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
  4. New York Giants (4-12)
  5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
  6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
  7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
  8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
  10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
  11. New York Jets (7-9)
  12. Oakland Raiders (7-9)
  13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
  15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
  16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
  17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers (to Dolphins) (8-8)
  19. Chicago Bears (to Raiders) (8-8)
  20. Los Angeles Rams (to Jaguars) (9-7)

The NFL regular season comes to a close with the 49ers and Seahawks squaring off on Sunday Night Football, but the conclusion of the earlier games offers clarity on the 2020 NFL Draft order. By the end of the regular season, we know the order for the top 20 picks. The remaining 12 picks will be slotted based on playoff performance.

The Cincinnati Bengals clinched the No. 1 pick last week when they lost to the Miami Dolphins. Washington and the Detroit Lions moved into position to claim the second and third picks with no need for anything else to happen. Every other pick depends both on that team losing and also how teams around them perform.

There used to be just two tiebreakers for draft order. The first was strength of schedule, and the second was a coin flip. The NFL changed that this year to go to divisional and conference tiebreakers.

Here is the current draft order. We’ll update as games conclude and teams settle into their positions throughout Sunday. Teams locked into a position are bold, teams not locked in are in italics.