First Twenty 2011 NFL Draft Spots Locked Up

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 3, 2011

Let the mocking begin!


The NFL regular season has come to end and the playoffs are upon us. The front offices of teams that will be watching the post-season from the comfort of their own homes can now start preparing for the late-April draft that looms just around the corner. With final regular season records set in stone after tonight’s showdown between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, the draft order is now locked up for the first 20 spots. The position of teams with identical records is decided by their strength of schedule. The rest of the 32 draft positions will be decided during the next few weeks of the playoffs.


1. Carolina Panthers (2-14)
2. Denver Broncos (4-12)
3. Buffalo Bills (4-12)
4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)
5. Arizona Cardinals (5-11)
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11)
7. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
8. Tennessee Titans (6-10)
9. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)
10. Washington Redskins (6-10)
11. Houston Texans (6-10)
12. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)
13. Detroit Lions (6-10)
14. Miami Dolphins (7-9)
15. St. Louis Rams (7-9)
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)
17. Oakland Raiders (8-8)*
18. San Diego Chargers (9-7)
19. New York Giants (10-6)
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6)


*The New England Patriots will receive Oakland’s 17th overall pick as compensation for their trade of defensive end Richard Seymour on September 6, 2009.

Gil Alcaraz IV

Gil is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings blog, The Viking Den, and an editorial writer for Lakers Nation. Having followed the NFL Draft for years, Gil has had a knack for naming some of the big surprise players to make it in the NFL. Gil is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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