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2018 Draft Order: Bills 1st round picks rising in value

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The draft order is starting to solidify.

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the Buffalo Bills defeat this past Sunday, courtesy of the New England Patriots, the team has been knocked out of a playoff spot. The Bills most likely have to run the table or pick up some major help to get back into the final playoff seeding. As such, it’s time to give an update on where the team stands in terms of draft order.

First a reminder, when teams are tied in record, the team with the weaker strength of schedule (SoS) is awarded the higher pick. If two teams have the same record and the same strength of schedule, a coin flip determines the order. Tiebreakers do not factor in to this process.

As of Week 13, Buffalo owns both the 18thpick and the 21st pick in the draft, thanks to the 2017 trade involving the Kansas City Chiefs.

There are still three more games to play, but it’s likely that the Bills will have two top-twenty picks in the first round of the 2018 draft.

2018 NFL Draft Order

# Team W L T W% SoS %
# Team W L T W% SoS %
1 Browns 0 12 0 0 0.5372
2 Giants 2 10 0 0.167 0.5052
3 49ers 2 10 0 0.167 0.526
4 Broncos 3 9 0 0.25 0.4869
5 Colts 3 9 0 0.25 0.4947
6 Bears 3 9 0 0.25 0.5526
7 Texans (pick belongs to CLE) 4 8 0 0.333 0.5211
8 Buccaneers 4 8 0 0.333 0.5521
9 Cardinals 5 7 0 0.417 0.4896
10 Jets 5 7 0 0.417 0.5156
11 Washington 5 7 0 0.417 0.5208
12 Dolphins 5 7 0 0.417 0.5521
13 Bengals 5 6 0 0.455 0.4684
14 Chargers 6 6 0 0.5 0.4531
15 Cowboys 6 6 0 0.5 0.4792
16 Raiders 6 6 0 0.5 0.4896
17 Lions 6 6 0 0.5 0.4947
18 Bills 6 6 0 0.5 0.5079
19 Packers 6 6 0 0.5 0.5316
20 Falcons 7 5 0 0.583 0.5573
Currently in playoffs
AFC West Chiefs (pick belongs to BUF) 6 6 0 0.5 0.4817
AFC Wild Card Ravens 7 5 0 0.583 0.4628
NFC Wild Card Seahawks 8 4 0 0.667 0.474
AFC South Titans 8 4 0 0.667 0.4526
AFC Wild Card Jaguars 8 4 0 0.667 0.4526
NFC Wild Card Panthers 8 4 0 0.667 0.5365
NFC West Rams 9 3 0 0.75 0.4948
NFC South Saints 9 3 0 0.75 0.5365
AFC North Steelers 9 2 0 0.818 0.4632
NFC East Eagles 10 2 0 0.833 0.4271
NFC North Vikings 10 2 0 0.833 0.4895
AFC East Patriots 10 2 0 0.833 0.4921