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Four more picks in 2020 NFL Draft settled

The NFL regular season is a wrap and we know the top 20 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft order. The final 12 slots will be settled through the playoffs. We break down what we know.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots walks into the locker room during halftime of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The NFL wrapped up the Wild Card round over the weekend, and with it, four teams were eliminated from the race for Super Bowl 54. The Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints were all eliminated over the weekend, and that means their spot in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is officially settled.

Here is a full list of the draft order of the top 24 teams with those four additions:

  1. Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Washington
  3. Detroit Lions
  4. New York Giants
  5. Miami Dolphins
  6. Los Angeles Chargers
  7. Carolina Panthers
  8. Arizona Cardinals
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars
  10. Cleveland Browns
  11. New York Jets
  12. Las Vegas Raiders
  13. Indianapolis Colts
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Denver Broncos
  16. Atlanta Falcons
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh Steelers)
  19. Las Vegas Raiders (via Chicago Bears)
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)
  21. Philadelphia Eagles
  22. Buffalo Bills
  23. New England Patriots
  24. New Orleans Saints

The Patriots are regular traders in the draft, so they could very well end up moving back from pick No. 23. However, based on the first draft order at the end of the season, this is the highest they’ll be picking in over a decade. The last time they used their own pick this high was in 2006 when they drafted running back Laurence Maroney. One has to wonder if they make a play for a quarterback even if Tom Brady decides to return.