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.

Trevor Lawrence #1 Pick 2022 NFL Draft Jacksonville Jaguars first order
Trevor Lawrence was the #1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who sucked this season, and who have the top pick in 2022. (Image: Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

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
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14)
  2. Detroit Lions (3-13-1)
  3. Houston Texans (4-13)
  4. New York Jets (4-13)
  5. New York Giants (4-13)
  6. Carolina Panthers (5-12)
  7. New York Giants (via Chicago 6-11)
  8. Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
  9. Denver Broncos (7-10)
  10. New York Jets (via Seattle 7-10)
  11. Washington Football Team (7-10)
  12. Minnesota Vikings (8-9)
  13. Cleveland Browns (8-9)
  14. Baltimore Ravens (8-9)
  15. Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami 9-8)
  16. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis 9-8)
  17. Los Angeles Chargers (9-8)
  18. New Orleans Saints (9-8)
  19. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)
  20. Philadelphia Eagles (9-8)
  21. Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)
  22. Miami Dolphins (via 9-8 SF)
  23. New England Patriots (10-7)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)
  25. Arizona Cardinals (11-6)
  26. Detroit Lions (via LA Rams 12-5)
  27. Buffalo Bills (11-6)
  28. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)
  30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)
  31. Tennessee Titans (12-5)
  32. 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.

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