NFL draft order 2018: Tracking where picks change each week
Adam Stites

It’s never too early to think about the 2018 NFL draft — especially if you’re a fan of one of the teams at the bottom of the standings.

With Week 13 close to finished, the Cleveland Browns are still winless with the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants just behind with a couple wins each. The Browns are currently in line to pick first in April, one spot ahead of the Giants with the 49ers sitting in third.

It was Cleveland and San Francisco in the first two spots last year, with the Browns taking Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall, and the 49ers sending their selection to Chicago. The Giants owned the 23rd pick.

With less than five weeks of regular-season action left, there’s time for the draft order to shuffle, and we’ll be tracking it every step of the way right here.

A few notes:

Strength of schedule (SoS) is the NFL’s tiebreaker for teams with identical records, and it places teams with weaker schedules higher in the draft order.
The SoS calculations below take in all 16 games on a team’s schedule, including opponents who haven’t been played yet.
Records and the SoS tiebreaker are used to determine the first 20 spots in the draft order. The 12 teams that make the playoffs are at the bottom and fill out the remainder of the order as they’re eliminated.
Teams with identical records and SoS will flip a coin to break the tie. The Colts and Vikings had to break a tie for the No. 14 pick earlier in 2017
The Browns own the Texans’ first-round pick, and the Bills own the Chiefs.’

2018 NFL Draft order
# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Browns 0 12 0 0.000 0.5372
2 Giants 2 10 0 0.167 0.5052
3 49ers 2 10 0 0.167 0.5260
4 Broncos 3 9 0 0.250 0.4869
5 Colts 3 9 0 0.250 0.4947
6 Bears 3 9 0 0.250 0.5526
7 Texans (pick belongs to CLE) 4 8 0 0.333 0.5211
8 Buccaneers 4 8 0 0.333 0.5521
9 Cardinals 5 7 0 0.417 0.4896
10 Jets 5 7 0 0.417 0.5156
11 Washington 5 7 0 0.417 0.5208
12 Dolphins 5 7 0 0.417 0.5521
13 Bengals 5 6 0 0.455 0.4684
14 Chargers 6 6 0 0.500 0.4531
15 Cowboys 6 6 0 0.500 0.4792
16 Raiders 6 6 0 0.500 0.4896
17 Lions 6 6 0 0.500 0.4947
18 Bills 6 6 0 0.500 0.5079
19 Packers 6 6 0 0.500 0.5316
20 Falcons 7 5 0 0.583 0.5573
Currently in playoffs
AFC West Chiefs (pick belongs to BUF) 6 6 0 0.500 0.4817
AFC Wild Card Ravens 7 5 0 0.583 0.4628
NFC Wild Card Seahawks 8 4 0 0.667 0.4740
AFC South Titans 8 4 0 0.667 0.4526
AFC Wild Card Jaguars 8 4 0 0.667 0.4526
NFC Wild Card Panthers 8 4 0 0.667 0.5365
NFC West Rams 9 3 0 0.750 0.4948
NFC South Saints 9 3 0 0.750 0.5365
AFC North Steelers 9 2 0 0.818 0.4632
NFC East Eagles 10 2 0 0.833 0.4271
NFC North Vikings 10 2 0 0.833 0.4895
AFC East Patriots 10 2 0 0.833 0.4921