NFL Draft order 2020: Updated list of picks for every non-playoff team after Week 17
Good news for the Bengals, who ended their disastrous 2019 season on a high note with their Week 17 win over the division-rival Browns: They clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft (aka Joe Burrow) a week ago, so Sunday’s results did not matter when it comes to their draft selection.
The Redskins, Lions and Giants, however, were jostling for Pick Nos. 2-4 after Miami’s upset win over New England on Sunday clinched the No. 5 pick for the Dolphins. Washington was able to stay ahead of Detroit in the draft order with a loss in Dallas in the late Sunday afternoon window. The Panthers, meanwhile, continued their losing streak, but the Chargers also lost again to stay ahead of them in the order.
New York’s loss to Philadelphia earned the Giants the No. 4 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and the Cardinals’ loss to the Rams, combined with the Jaguars’ win over the Colts, allowed Arizona to climb to the No. 8 pick.
The Browns’ loss to the Bengals earned them a top 10 pick in the draft.
Below is the official NFL Draft order for the first 20 picks in 2020, not including the teams that reached the playoffs.
NFL Draft order 2020
|4.||New York Giants||4-12|
|6.||Los Angeles Chargers||5-11|
|11.||New York Jets||7-9|
|14.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7-9|
|18.||Miami Dolphins||(via 8-8 Steelers)|
|19.||Oakland Raiders||(via 8-8 Bears)|
|20.||Jacksonville Jaguars||(via 9-7 Rams)|
(The teams slotted in Pick Nos. 21-32 are in the NFL playoff picture.)
In Sporting News’ latest NFL mock draft for 2020, the Bengals indeed land Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick.
“Offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise passer with Andy Dalton fading and Ryan Finley not showing much,” SN’s Vinnie Iyer writes. “Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the runaway Heisman Trophy winner and top QB prospect in this class. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and accurate delivery.”
At No. 2 overall, the Redskins jump at the chance to land Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young.
Because we have Washington sticking with Dwayne Haskins and passing on a QB, and because the other teams in front of Miami likely won’t go for a QB, either, the Dolphins at No. 5 overall should have their choice of the remaining QBs, likely Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon’s Justin Herbert. We have them going with Tua, with Herbert falling to the Panthers.