There are twenty NFL teams that now know where they’ll be selecting in the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville this April. The Minnesota Vikings are one of those teams, and their 8-7-1 record puts them at #18 on the list.
Here is the full order for the first round, with each team’s final record and Strength of Schedule, as SoS is the first tiebreaker in determining draft order.
- Arizona Cardinals (3-13, .527)
- San Francisco 49ers (4-12, .504)
- New York Jets (4-12, .506)
- Oakland Raiders (4-12, .547)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11, .523)
- New York Giants (5-11, .527)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11, .549)
- Detroit Lions (6-10, .504)
- Denver Broncos (6-10, .523)
- Buffalo Bills (6-10, .523)
- Cincinnati Bengals (6-10, .535)
- Green Bay Packers (6-9-1, .488)
- Miami Dolphins (7-9, .469)
- Atlanta Falcons (7-9, .482)
- Washington Redskins (7-9, .486)
- Carolina Panthers (7-9, .508)
- Cleveland Browns (7-8-1, .516)
- Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1, .504)
- Tennessee Titans (9-7, .520)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1, .504)
The remaining 12 spots will be filled as follows:
- Spots 21, 22, 23, and 24 will be filled by the teams that lose on Wild Card Weekend.
- Spots 25, 26, 27, and 28 will be filled by the teams that lose in the Divisional Playoffs.
- Spots 29 and 30 will be filled by the teams that lose the Conference Championship Games.
- Spot 31 will be filled by the loser of the Super Bowl.
- Spot 32 will be filled by the winner of the Super Bowl.
There are three teams. . .all playoff teams. . .that don’t have first-round picks. They are the Dallas Cowboys (whose pick is owned by Oakland), the Chicago Bears (whose pick is also owned by Oakland), and the New Orleans Saints (whose pick is owned by Green Bay).
As there wasn’t a team that finished with the same record as the Vikings did, they will have the 18th pick in every round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
At this point, the Vikings also only have five of their originally allotted seven picks. They are without their fifth-round selection, as they will send that to the Denver Broncos to complete the Trevor Siemian trade. They are also without their seventh-round pick, which they will give to the New York Football Giants as part of the Brett Jones deal.
For us, it’s officially free agency and draft season, folks. Start scouting your favorites.