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NFL Draft order: Bears clinch No. 1 pick

We discuss the projected 2024 NFL Draft order following Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season.

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Week 17 of the NFL season is coming to a close and with more teams being eliminated from playoff contention, the order for the 2024 NFL Draft comes into bigger focus.

With the Carolina Panthers falling to Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the Chicago Bears have officially clinched the No. 1 pick for ‘24 draft. The Panthers, of course, moved up to select Bryce Young with the No. 1 pick of last year’s draft and sent this year’s first-round pick to the Bears as part of the trade package.

Many draft experts have predicted Chicago using the top pick on USC quarterback Caleb Williams, but that may change given how well current starter Justin Fields has played over the past month. The organization could use the pick on Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. or trade down to acquire even more draft capital just like they did last year.

Here’s the draft order for the top 18 teams. SOS serves as the tiebreaker and comes via Tankathon.

  1. Chicago Bears (via Carolina Panthers), 2-14, .519
  2. Washington Commanders, 4-12, .515
  3. New England Patriots, 4-12, .518
  4. Arizona Cardinals, 4-12, .562
  5. New York Giants, 5-11, .509
  6. Tennessee Titans, 5-11, .529
  7. Los Angeles Chargers, 5-11, .526
  8. New York Jets, 6-10, .506
  9. Atlanta Falcons, 7-9, .422
  10. Chicago Bears, 7-9, .460
  11. Las Vegas Raiders, 7-9, .483
  12. Green Bay Packers, 7-8, .470
  13. Minnesota Vikings, 7-8, .504
  14. New Orleans Saints, 8-8, .430
  15. Denver Broncos, 7-8, .485
  16. Cincinnati Bengals, 8-7, .583
  17. Arizona Cardinals (via Houston Texans), 9-7, .478
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8-7, .542