Loss to Rams locks Cardinals in for No. 8 pick in 2020 NFL Draft
Dec 29, 2019, 8:57 PM | Updated: 9:48 pm
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For the Arizona Cardinals and 19 other teams, the 2020 NFL Draft order is set.
Following a road loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17, the Cardinals are officially locked in for the no. 8 spot in the upcoming draft.
Taking the top spot in the draft are the Cincinnati Bengals, who won just two games in 2019. They’re followed by Washington Redskins, Detroit Lion, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins to close out the top five picks.
Excluding playoff teams, you’ll find a full list of the 2020 draft order heading into the offseason. But first, a few reminders about how the draft order is determined:
• The top of the draft order is decided by the inverse winning percentage.
• Tiebreakers are based on inverse strength of schedule — the aggregate winning percentage of a team’s opponents. In other words, the team that played the weakest schedule with the worst combined record will earn a higher pick.
2020 NFL Draft order (as of Week 17)
|Pick||Team||Record||Strength of schedule|
|4||New York Giants||4-12||.473|
|6||Los Angeles Chargers||5-11||.514|
|11||New York Jets||7-9||.473|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7-9||.500|
|18||PIT (to MIA)||8-8||.502|
|19||CHI (to OAK)||8-8||.508|
|20||LA (to JAX)||9-7||.536|