The Jacksonville Jaguars own the No. 1 pick in the 2021 National Football League Draft, which is scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The tentative order of the first round was announced today by the NFL, subject to the results of the playoffs.

The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A)            The winner of the Super Bowl selects last and the loser selects next-to-last in all rounds, regardless of the record of the participating clubs in the regular season.

(B)            The losers of the Conference Championship games select 29th and 30th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C)           The losers of the Divisional Playoffs select 25th through 28th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D)           The losers of the Wild Card games select 19th through 24th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E)            Clubs not participating in the playoffs select in the first through 18th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If, after all the foregoing procedures have been applied, ties still exist in any grouping except (A) above, such ties shall be broken by figuring the aggregate won-lost-tied percentage of each involved club’s regular-season opponents and awarding preferential selection order to the club that faced the schedule of teams with the lowest aggregate won-lost-tied percentage.

If ties still exist between teams in the same division or the same conference, the divisional or conference tie-breaking method is used, whichever is applicable.

If ties still exist, the procedures for breaking ties for teams of different conferences shall be applied.

For interconference ties, the draft order is determined by the following procedures:

  1. Ties involving TWO teams from different conferences will be broken by (a) head-to-head meeting; (b) best won-loss-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four, (c) strength of victory in all games, (d) best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed in all games, (e) best net points in all games, (f) best net touchdowns in all games, and finally (g) coin toss.
  2. Ties involving THREE OR MORE clubs from different conferences will be broken by applying (a) divisional tie breakers to determine the lowest-ranked team in a division, (b) conference tie-breakers to determine the lowest-ranked team within a conference, and (c) interconference ties breakers to determine the lowest-ranked team in the league. The process will be repeated until the draft order has been established.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round to round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the Draft.

2021 FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER

 

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Team Win Loss Tie Winning Percentage Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie Strength of Schedule
1. Jacksonville Jaguars 1 15 0 .063 140 115 1 .549
                   
2. New York Jets 2 14 0 .125 152 104 0 .594
                   
3. Houston Texans
(traded to Miami)
4 12 0 .250 138 117 1 .541
4. Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 141 115 0 .551
                   
5. Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 1 .281 135 120 1 .529
6. Philadelphia Eagles 4 11 1 .281 137 118 1 .537
                   
7. Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 130 126 0 .508
8. Carolina Panthers 5 11 0 .313 136 120 0 .531
9. Denver Broncos 5 11 0 .313 145 111 0 .566
                   
10. Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 .375 119 134 3 .471
11. New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 127 126 3 .502
12. San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 140 115 1 .549
                   
13. Los Angeles Chargers 7 9 0 .438 123 132 1 .482
14. Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 129 127 0 .504
15. New England Patriots 7 9 0 .438 135 121 0 .527
                   
16. Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 121 134 1 .475
17. Las Vegas Raiders 8 8 0 .500 138 118 0 .539
                   
18. Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 119 136 1 .467
                   
19. Washington Football Team* 7 9 0 .438 116