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Jets could build some space atop 2021 NFL Draft order in Week 9

The Jets continue stumbling along with an expected blowout in Week 8. The Week 9 schedule could open thigns up further for them in the 2021 NFL Draft order.

Mecole Hardman #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns a blocked field goal attempt by the New York Jets during their NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2020 NFL regular season for over a third of the league. There’s a lot of football left, but the coming into the back stretch of the season, the Jets remain atop the draft order list. They sit at 0-8 following an entirely expected thumping at the hands of the Chiefs.

We’ll be tracking draft order throughout the season, and at the moment, the Jets hold the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. We’re down to three teams with one win as the Giants, Jaguars, and Texans (Dolphins get the pick) sit at 1-6 for the moment. Jacksonville and Houston are on bye while the Giants face the Bucs on Monday Night Football.

Next week, the Jets get a prime time event, hosting the Patriots on MNF. The Giants travel to face Washington and Jacksonville hosts Houston, so the race for the top pick could narrow down a little bit.

Here’s the draft order for the top 12 teams, all of whom have two or fewer wins through Week 8. SOS, the tiebreaker, comes via Tankathon.

  1. New York Jets: 0-8, .593
  2. New York Giants: 1-7, .537
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: 1-6, .543
  4. Miami Dolphins — from Houston Texans: 1-6, .565
  5. Dallas Cowboys: 2-6, .467
  6. Atlanta Falcons: 2-6, .563
  7. Washington Football Team: 2-5, .476
  8. Los Angeles Chargers: 2-5, .496
  9. New England Patriots: 2-5, .521
  10. Minnesota Vikings: 2-5, .525
  11. Cincinnati Bengals: 2-5-1, .517