2017 NFL Draft Order

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To contend for a Super Bowl, it is widely considered that you have to build your team through the draft. Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson almost exclusively builds the Packers through the draft, as it is no secret to the Packers success is to re-sign his own stars and tries to avoid free agent all together. When you take a look at Super Bowl teams, there has only been one Super Bowl MVP since 2000 that was not drafted by the team, Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The path to success starts and mostly ends with the draft. The draft will be held in Philadelphia for the first time since 1961 from April 27th-29th. Here is the order of the 2017 NFL Draft.

1: Cleveland Browns (1-14)

2: San Francisco 49ers (2-13)

3: Chicago Bears (3-13)

4: Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

5: Tennessee Titans (9-7) (from the Los Angeles Rams) (4-12)

6: New York Jets (5-11)

7: San Diego Chargers (5-11)

8: Carolina Panthers (6-10)

9: Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)

10: Buffalo Bills (7-9)

11: New Orleans Saints (7-9)

12: Cleveland Browns (1-15) (from the Philadelphia Eagles) (7-9)

13: Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

14: Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)  (from the Minnesota Vikings) (8-8)

15:  Indianapolis Colts (8-8)

16: Baltimore Ravens (8-8)

17: Washington Redskins (8-7-1)

18: Tennessee Titans (9-7)

19: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)

20: Denver Broncos (9-7)

21: Detroit Lions (9-7)

22: Miami Dolphins (10-6)

23: New York Giants (11-5)

24: Oakland Raiders (12-4)

25: Houston Texans (9-7)

26: Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

27: Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

28: Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

29: Green Bay Packers (10-6)

30: Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock! The Browns are desperate for talent at every position, so it will be interesting to see which direction they go with both the #1 pick and #12 pick. Jets tickets owners might be calling for a quarterback with the #6 pick, as the team hasn’t been able to groom a viable quarterback despite drafting Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg in the last few drafts. With teams hiring new coaches and adopting new philosophies, it will be interesting to see how their first picks set the tempo for their regime.