2020 NFL Draft Order: Updated Top 24 Picks after Wild-card Round

Following the completion of the wild-card round in the NFL playoffs, four more spots for this year's draft have been assigned.

The Philadelphia Eagles will be the first of the teams that have qualified playoffs to pick at the draft in April, by virtue of having the worst regular season record of any of the 12 teams that made it to the postseason.

The Eagles finished 9-7 in the regular season and were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday night, when they lost 17-9 at home to the Seattle Seahawks.

As a result Philadelphia now holds the 21st pick in the NFL draft, followed by the Buffalo Bills, who finished the regular season with a 10-6 record.

The Bills' first playoff appearance since 2017 was a fleeting one as Buffalo squandered a 13-0 halftime lead to lose 22-19 on the road against the Houston Texans on Saturday.

The New England Patriots, meanwhile, hold the 23rd overall selection and will pick immediately after their AFC East rivals later this year.

Playing their first wild-card round game in a decade the Patriots' bid for back-to-back Super Bowls ended with a 20-13 defeat at home against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.

New England's first defeat in a wild-card game since 2010 reinforced the suggestion the Patriots winning dynasty could finally be over, particularly as Tom Brady could leave the franchise in the offseason.

The 42-year-old will become a free agent on March 18 and for the first time in his professional career he could away from the organization he's played throughout his two decades in the NFL.

Brady's future will likely play a major role in how the Patriots approach the upcoming draft.

Like New England, New Orleans also has an ageing quarterback and a potentially crucial decision to make in the offseason.

Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers
Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a play against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Todd Kirkland/Getty

Drew Brees is under contract with the Saints until the end of the next year. The final 12 months of the contract are voidable to spread out signing bonus cap hit, but that means the Saints could have to pay him $20 million even if the veteran quarterback was no longer on the roster.

New Orleans hold the 24th overall pick after losing 26-20 against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

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 Cincinnati Bengals will be the first team on the clock after finishing 2-14, the worst regular season record in 2019.

Washington will pick behind the Cincinnati, followed by the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants, who overtook Miami in fourth place after losing to Philadelphia in Week 17, while the Dolphins recorded a surprise win on the road against New England.

Here's the complete draft order for teams picking between No. 1 and No. 24.

2020 NFL Draft order

  1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
  2. Washington Redskins (3-13)
  3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
  4. New York Giants (4-12)
  5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
  6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
  7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
  8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
  10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
  11. New York Jets (7-9)
  12. Oakland Raiders (7-9)
  13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
  15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
  16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
  17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
  18. Miami Dolphins (via 8-8 Pittsburgh Steelers)
  19. Oakland Raiders (via 8-8 Chicago Bears)
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via 9-7 Los Angeles Rams)
  21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
  22. Buffalo Bills (10-6)
  23. New England Patriots (12-4)
  24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
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