2021 NFL Draft Order: Updated Top 28 Picks After Divisional Round

Four more spots for the 2021 NFL Draft have been determined following the completion of the Divisional Round in the playoffs.

The holders of the first overall selection, the Jacksonville Jaguars locked in the 25th overall pick after the Los Angeles Rams lost 32-18 on the road against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

The Rams' 10-6 record was the worst of any of the eight teams that made it to the Divisional Round, but they traded the rights to their 2021 first-round overall pick to Jacksonville in 2019 along with a 2020 first-round—which the Jaguars used to select K'Lavon Chaisson—and a 2021 fourth-round pick in exchange for All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

The three other teams eliminated in the Divisional Round—the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints—now hold the 26th, 27th and 28th overall pick respectively. The Browns and the Ravens both finished the regular season with an 11-6 record, but the Browns hold a higher pick than their AFC North as they entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the conference, while the Ravens clinched the fifth seed by virtue of having a better head-to-head record against Cleveland.

Having defeated the Titans on the road in the Wild Card Round to secure a first postseason win since 2014, the Ravens were shut down by the Bills in Buffalo on Saturday night, losing 17-3.

Cleveland, meanwhile, returned to the postseason for the first time since 2002 and in the Wild Card Round secured a first playoff victory since 1994 with a 48-37 win against the Steelers in Pittsburgh that will live long in the memory of Browns fans.

The No. 2 seed in the NFC, the Saints received the 28th overall pick as their 12-4 regular season record was the best of any of the four teams eliminated over the weekend. Appearing in their third Divisional Round game in four seasons, the Saints lost 30-20 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what is widely expected to be the final game of Drew Brees' NFL career.

The Bucs, on the other hand, moved on to their first NFC Championship Game since they defeated the Eagles in Philadelphia in 2002 en route to beating the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII and will play the Packers on Sunday.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks to pass in the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lawrence is widely expected to be the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Chris Graythen/Getty

In the AFC, meanwhile, the Chiefs will play in their third AFC Championship Game in a row when they host the Bills in a matchup of the conference's top two seeds.

The losers of the championship games will hold the 29th and 30th pick in the draft, with the 31st and 32nd reserved for the runner-up and the winner of Super Bowl LV respectively.

Of the four teams left in the postseason, the Bucs have the worst regular season record at 11-5, followed by the Packers and the Bills at 13-3 and the Chiefs at 14-2.

The first 20 picks of the NFL draft were determined based on regular season records and will therefore remain unchanged regardless of what happens in the playoffs between now and the Super Bowl.

The Jaguars will pick at No. 1 and are widely expected to select Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, while the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins hold the second and third pick respectively.

Here's the complete draft order for teams picking between No. 1 and No. 28.

NFL Draft order

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)
  2. New York Jets (2-14)
  3. Miami Dolphins—Houston Texans (4-12)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (4-12)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1)
  6. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1)
  7. Detroit Lions (5-11)
  8. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
  9. Denver Broncos (5-11)
  10. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)
  11. New York Giants (6-10)
  12. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)
  14. Minnesota Vikings (7-9)
  15. New England Patriots (7-9)
  16. Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
  17. Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)
  18. Miami Dolphins (10-6)
  19. Washington Football Team (7-9)
  20. Chicago Bears (8-8)
  21. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
  22. Tennessee Titans (11-5)
  23. New York Jets—via Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars—via Los Angeles Rams (10-6)
  26. Cleveland Browns (11-5)
  27. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)
  28. New Orleans Saints (12-4)