2015 NFL Draft order: Buccaneers, Titans have a chance at No. 1

Following Oakland’s win on Sunday, the first overall pick is down to just two teams, but the order is far from settled with only one week to go.

Following Week 16, we are down to two teams in the running for the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. That would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, the only teams with two wins this season. Sure, they could both win next weekend and have the same number of wins as the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, but strength of schedule tiebreakers will keep them ahead in the draft order.

Strength of schedule is the first tiebreaker for teams with the same record. Although Minnesota and Atlanta currently have the same record and strength of schedule, the Vikings have a worse conference record and get the higher pick.

The team to watch for Week 17 is Washington. If the Jaguars, Jets and Raiders happen to win – albeit unlikely – Washington could rise up to the third pick with a loss. Don’t discount Tampa Bay being able to beat New Orleans next week, either. In Week 5, the two teams went to overtime in New Orleans before the Saints won, 37-31.

The Saints are one of five NFC teams with a 6-9 record. The draft order is far from settled.

Current 2015 NFL Draft order:

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2-13 (.483 SOS)
2. Tennessee Titans: 2-13 (.496 SOS)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-12 (.521 SOS)
4. New York Jets: 3-12 (.556 SOS)
5. Oakland Raiders: 3-12 (.576 SOS)
6. Washington: 4-11 (.496 SOS)
7. Chicago Bears: 5-10 (.522 SOS)
8. Minnesota Vikings: 6-9 (.481 SOS)
9. Atlanta Falcons: 6-9 (.481 SOS)
10. New Orleans Saints: 6-9 (.483 SOS)
11. New York Giants: 6-9 (.517 SOS)
12. St. Louis Rams: 6-9 (.532 SOS)
13. Cleveland Browns: 7-8 (.473 SOS)
14. San Francisco 49ers: 7-8 (.536 SOS)
15. Houston Texans: 8-7 (.454 SOS)
16. Miami Dolphins: 8-7 (.510 SOS)
17. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): 8-7 (.523 SOS)
18. Kansas City Chiefs: 8-7 (.525 SOS)
19. Baltimore Ravens: 9-6 (.481 SOS)
20. Philadelphia Eagles: 9-6 (.494 SOS)

Teams projected to make the playoffs:

21. Carolina Panthers: 6-8-1 (.483 SOS)
22. San Diego Chargers: 9-6 (.513 SOS)
23. Pittsburgh Steelers: 10-5 (.447 SOS)
24. Indianapolis Colts: 10-5 (.489 SOS)
25. Cincinnati Bengals: 9-4-1 (.500 SOS)
26. Seattle Seahawks: 10-4 (.534 SOS)
27. Dallas Cowboys: 11-4 (.450 SOS)
28. Green Bay Packers: 11-4 (.479 SOS)
29. Detroit Lions: 11-4 (.471 SOS)
30. Arizona Cardinals: 11-3 (.523 SOS)
31. Denver Broncos: 11-3 (.525 SOS)
32. New England Patriots: 12-3 (.511 SOS)

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