NFL Draft order set for non-playoff teams; Raiders to pick 17th

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Las Vegas Raiders helmet before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

NEW YORK — The NFL confirmed the order for next April’s draft picks for the 18 non-playoff qualifiers on Monday, with tiebreakers determined by the ease of a team’s schedule.

Jacksonville (1-15), which won its opener and lost its next 15 games, has the top selection, which it clinched in Week 16. The Jaguars, who fired coach Doug Marrone on Monday and previously let go general manager Dave Caldwell, are expected to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

The New York Jets (2-14) were the only two-win team and will go second in the April 29-May 1 draft scheduled to occur in Cleveland. They fired coach Adam Gase on Sunday.

The order for the 14 playoff teams will be determined by when they exit the postseason and their regular-season records, plus necessary tiebreakers.

Houston and Atlanta were both 4-12 but the Texans “earned” the third overall pick with a .541 winning percentage for their opponents as opposed to Atlanta’s .551.

However, Miami owns that selection in a trade involving tackle Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills.

The draft order through the 18th pick:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. New York Jets
3. Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Detroit Lions
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Denver Broncos
10. Dallas Cowboys
11. New York Giants
12. San Francisco 49ers
13. Los Angeles Chargers
14. Minnesota Vikings
15. New England Patriots
16. Arizona Cardinals
17. Las Vegas Raiders
18. Miami Dolphins

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