The 2018-19 NFL season is officially in the books, ladies and gentlemen, and with that we can start looking in earnest towards the offseason.
We’ve know where the Minnesota Vikings were going to fall in the selection order for the 2019 NFL Draft since the end of the regular season, as they’ll be selecting at #18 overall. However, with the season now finished, we can tell you where all 32. . .well, actually 29. . .NFL teams will be selecting in the first round of the selection meeting in April.
Here is the full order for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, along with the team’s record and Strength of Schedule, which is the tiebreaker for determining draft order. The teams with the lower strength of schedule get the higher selection.
- 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)
- Seattle Seahawks (10-6, .484)
- Baltimore Ravens (10-6, .496)
- Houston Texans (11-5, .471)
- Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears, 12-4, .430)
- Philadelphia Eagles (9-7, .518)
- Indianapolis Colts (10-6, .465)
- Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys, 10-6, .488)
- Los Angeles Chargers (12-4, .477)
- Kansas City Chiefs (12-4, .480)
- Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints, 13-3, .482)
- Los Angeles Rams (13-3, .480)
- New England Patriots (11-5, .482)
As you can see, there are three teams that have no first round picks because of trades they made. There are two teams with multiple first round selections. They are the Oakland Raiders, who have three thanks to deals they made with Dallas and Chicago, and the Green Bay Packers, who acquired the New Orleans Saints’ first round pick on draft day this past year.
I can assure you that we’ll have plenty of draft talk over the next 11 weeks or so. . .yes, the 2019 NFL Draft is a little more than 11 weeks away, folks. Hopefully the time will move rapidly between now and then.