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NFL 2016 Draft Order: What the Vikings loss means for the draft order

The third wild card game saw the trend of road teams coming out on top continuing, with the Seahawks beating the Vikings 10-9 in a defensive


The third wild card game saw the trend of road teams coming out on top continuing, with the Seahawks beating the Vikings 10-9 in a defensive battle in the freezing cold. Minnesota’s season has come to a close, and that means we can now talk about their draft position. With three of the four wild card games played, we now know exactly where the Vikings will be drafting – as we do of the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost late last night. We’ll have an updated draft order again following the Packers/Washington game, but for now, this is what we know of the draft order:

  1. Tennessee Titans (.188) (Strength of Schedule: .492)
  2. Cleveland Browns (.188) (SOS: .532)
  3. San Diego Chargers (.250) (SOS: .528)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (.250) (SOS: .531)
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars (.313) (SOS: .473)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (.313) (SOS: .508)
  7. San Francisco 49ers (.313) (SOS: .539)
  8. Miami Dolphins (.375) (SOS: .469)
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (.375) (SOS: .485)
  10. New York Giants (.375) (SOS: .500)
  11. Chicago Bears (.375) (SOS: .547)
  12. New Orleans Saints (.438) (SOS: .504)
  13. Philadelphia Eagles (.438) (SOS: .508)
  14. Oakland Raiders (.438) (SOS: .512)
  15. St. Louis Rams (.438) (SOS: .528)
  16. Detroit Lions (.438) (SOS: .535)
  17. Atlanta Falcons (.500) (SOS: .481)
  18. Indianapolis Colts (.500) (SOS: .500)
  19. Buffalo Bills (.500) (SOS: .508)
  20. New York Jets (.625) (SOS: .442)
  21. Either Washington Redskins (.563) (SOS: .465) OR Houston Texans (.563) (SOS: .496)
  22. Either Houston Texans (.563) (SOS: .496) (if not drafting at #21) OR Green Bay Packers (.625) (SOS: .532)
  23. Minnesota Vikings (.688) (SOS: .504)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (.750) (SOS: .477)

Picks #25-28 will be decided next weekend.

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Gur Samuel

Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

NFL 2016 Draft Order: What the Vikings loss means for the draft order

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