First 20 picks in NFL draft order established

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

With the conclusion of the NFL regular season, we now know the order for the first 20 picks in April's draft. The 2-14 Panthers will have the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the Broncos, Bills and Bengals.

Tiebreakers had to be used to sort out the seven teams that finished with 6-10 records, and picks 21-32 will be determined when teams are eliminated from the playoffs.

Below is the draft order of picks 1-20:

1. Panthers (2-14)
2. Broncos (4-12)
3. Bills (4-12)
4. Bengals (4-12)
5. Cardinals (5-11)
6. Browns (5-11)
7. 49ers (6-10)
8. Titans (6-10)
9. Cowboys (6-10)
10. Redskins (6-10)
11. Texans (6-10)
12. Vikings (6-10)
13. Lions (6-10)
14. Rams (7-9)
15. Dolphins (7-9)
16. Jaguars (8-8)
17. Raiders (8-8)*
18. Chargers (9-7)
19. Giants (10-6)
20. Buccaneers (10-6)

*The Patriots will pick 17th because of the terms of the Richard Seymour trade.