The 2019 regular season is in the books in the National Football League, and while we don’t know where the Minnesota Vikings will be picking this April (and won’t know for at least another week), the top 20 picks in this year’s Selection Meeting are officially locked in.
We do know where one of our NFC North division rivals will be selecting, as the Detroit Lions are locked in at the #3 overall pick. The other NFC North team that will not be participating in the postseason, the Chicago Bears, does not have their first round pick this year. It belongs to the (soon-to-be) Las Vegas Raiders as a part of the Khalil Mack trade.
So, without any further ado, here are the top 20 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Washington Redskins
- Detroit Lions
- New York Giants
- Miami Dolphins
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Carolina Panthers
- Arizona Cardinals
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Cleveland Browns
- New York Jets
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Indianapolis Colts
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Denver Broncos
- Atlanta Falcons
- Dallas Cowboys
- Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers in the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade)
- Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears in the Khalil Mack trade)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams in the Jalen Ramsey trade)
(Results courtesy of Tankathon, where you can see the tiebreakers that show why each team is slotted where they are.)
The Dolphins also own the Houston Texans’ first round pick as a result of the Laremy Tunsil trade from this offseason.
As far as the rest of the first round, here is how the picks are slotted.
- The four teams that lose on Wild Card Weekend will occupy #21, #22, #23, and #24.
- The four teams that lose in the Divisional Round will occupy #25, #26, #27, and #28.
- The two teams that lose the Conference Championship Games will occupy #29 and #30.
- The team that loses the Super Bowl will occupy #31.
- The team that wins the Super Bowl will occupy #32.
We’re obviously going to have a ton of draft coverage this offseason, but this is our first look at the selection order. Hopefully we won’t know where the purple will be picking for a while yet.