- NFL Draft is set for Tuesday, 28 April
- Scheduled to take place in Vegas
- We could see more than one team with multiple picks in the top ten
We’re still only around the halfway mark of the 2021 NFL Season, but there will be fans out there who already know that their team is not going to compete this year and it’s now about the future and having a solid draft ahead of the 2022 season.
The NFL needs to guard against tanking at all costs, but it appears that Detroit, Houston, and Jacksonville will duke it out to be the worst, but Philadelphia will be watching this situation with keen interest.
They own Miami’s 1st pick in this Draft and the Dolphins have had a dreadful start, so the Eagles could have some serious capital going into the event.
It’s not thought that this will be a strong class in terms of QB’s which makes it even more interesting in many ways, and here’s how the Draft order currently looks.
2022 NFL Draft Order
Updated After Week 8
|#2||Philadelphia Eagles (From Miami)||(1-7)|
|#5||Washington Football Team||2-6|
|#6||New York Giants||2-6|
|#7||New York Jets||2-5|
|#8||Philadelphia Eagles (From Colts)*||(3-5)|
|#10||New York Jets (From Seattle)||(3-5)|
|#11||New York Giants (From Chicago)||(3-5)|
|#13||Miami Dolphins (From San Francisco)||(3-4)|
|#16||New England Patriots||4-4|
|#18||Kansas City Chiefs||4-4|
|#20||Los Angeles Chargers||4-3|
|#24||Las Vegas Raiders||5-2|
|#25||New Orleans Saints||5-2|
|#28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6-2|
|#30||Detroit Lions (From LA Rams)||(7-1)|
|#31||Green Bay Packers||7-1|
*The Eagles’ Pick acquired from the Colts is dependent on Carson Wentz playing 75% of the team’s snaps this year, he currently meets the threshold for this to happen.
NFL Teams Without a First Round Pick in the 2022 NFL Draft
This could change in the off-season if one of the teams can acquire a first-round pick via a trade, but the following teams are not currently set to pick in the first round next year.
- Chicago Bears
- Indianapolis Colts
- Los Angeles Rams
- San Francisco 49ers
- Seattle Seahawks
How Are the NFL Draft Picks allocated?
The picks are given in reverse order based on the regular season records for the previous year as follows:
- Non playoff teams make up the spots between 1-20 based on their regular season records
- Wildcard round losers take picks 21-24 in reverse order of regular season records
- Divisional Round losers take picks 25-28 reverse order of regular season records
- Conference Championship Losers take picks 29 and 30 in reverse order of regular season records
- Super Bowl Losers take pick 31
- Super Bowl Winners Take Pick 32
These picks can be traded, and the draft order stays with the regular season record of the original team
What are the Tiebreakers for the NFL Draft Order if the Regular Season record is the Same?
If teams have an identical regular-season record, the following tiebreakers are applied to decide the picks:
- Head-to-head record if applicable
- Best Win/Loss/tie record in common games (Minimum of 4 common games required)
- Strength of Victory in all games
- Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed in all games
- Best Net Points in all games
- Best Net Touchdowns in all games
- Coin toss