The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Indianapolis Colts in the final game of the season to deny the Colts a spot in the AFC wild-card while, at the same time, preserving their own chances at securing the #1 pick in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft with the worst record in the league at 3-14.
The Detroit Lions also pulled off an upset in Week 18 with a win against the Green Bay Packers, but maintained the second pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Lions also have a late first-round pick courtesy of the LA Rams after they shipped Matthew Stafford to Hollywood for a nice haul.
The Jaguars finished with the worst record in the NFL in back-to-back seasons, which is why they secured the top pick in the draft in consecutive years.
Last year, the Jaguars selected quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the #1 pick. They have options this year and could add an offensive lineman to protect Lawrence, or they can pick up a top defensive prospect to help out their awful defense.
The Houston Texans went 4-13 and locked up the third pick in the upcoming draft. If they can trade Deshaun Watson before the draft, they could add another first-round pick in 2022.
The 2022 NFL Draft will occur at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas starting with the first round on April 28.
Giants and Jets have multiple top-10 picks
The New York Jets and New York Giants both went 4-13 this season, and each have two, top-10 picks in the first round. The Giants actually get two picks in the top seven of the 2022 NFL Draft with the fifth and seventh overall picks, thanks to a trade with the Chicago Bears.
The Jets earned the #4 pick, and added the 10th pick from the Seattle Seahawks to complete the Jamal Adams trade, which included two first-round picks (in 2021 and 2022).
|2022 NFL First Round Draft Order
- Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14)
- Detroit Lions (3-13-1)
- Houston Texans (4-13)
- New York Jets (4-13)
- New York Giants (4-13)
- Carolina Panthers (5-12)
- New York Giants (via Chicago 6-11)
- Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
- Denver Broncos (7-10)
- New York Jets (via Seattle 7-10)
- Washington Football Team (7-10)
- Minnesota Vikings (8-9)
- Cleveland Browns (8-9)
- Baltimore Ravens (8-9)
- Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami 9-8)
- Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis 9-8)
- Los Angeles Chargers (9-8)
- New Orleans Saints (9-8)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)
- Philadelphia Eagles (9-8)
- Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)
- Miami Dolphins (via 9-8 SF)
- New England Patriots (10-7)
- Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)
- Arizona Cardinals (11-6)
- Detroit Lions (via LA Rams 12-5)
- Buffalo Bills (11-6)
- Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
- Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)
- Tennessee Titans (12-5)
- Green Bay Packers (13-4)
The Philadelphia Eagles are sitting pretty with three first-round picks. They qualified for the playoffs with an NFC wild-card spot thanks to a 9-8 record, but added two more picks in previous trades with the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts for Carson Wentz.