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2017 NFL Draft order and needs for every team

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This is the first-round order of the 2017 NFL Draft, with a look at the top positional needs for every team, through the first two waves of free agency (March 20). The draft order is determined by record, and using strength of schedule as a tiebreaker (record and strength of schedule are official tiebreakers to determine the draft order).

Note: Pick 5 was acquired via trade.

1. Cleveland Browns
2016 record: 1-15 (.549)
Top needs: QB, pass rusher, DB
Analysis: The Browns took a pass on Carson Wentz so now they are still looking for "that guy." Finding talent at cornerback or safety shouldn't be hard in this talent-rich draft. Adding a pass-rush talent off the edge could be fairly easy -- wink, wink.

2. San Francisco 49ers
2016 record: 2-14 (.504)
Top needs: QB, OLB, OL
Analysis: So how do you shop for a team with needs across the board? Start with finding a QB to build around. The 49ers have to get better at guard and might need to start looking for another right tackle. Improving the pass rush off the edge could be a Round 1 focus.

3. Chicago Bears
2016 record: 3-13 (.521)
Top needs: DB, OL, TE
Analysis: With the addition of QB Mike Glennon, Chicago could be turning its attention to CB or safety as an early selection. Finding competition at left guard and left tackle could be a priority, while adding a pass-catching TE to go with Dion Sims could be an option.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars
2016 record: 3-13 (.527)
Top needs: TE, DT, OL
Analysis: With the trade of Julius Thomas, the Jaguars could look to add a playmaker early in a draft that is talent-rich at TE. The release of Jared Odrick frees up a spot for a defensive tackle, while the offensive line still needs more talent at a couple different spots.

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5. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
2016 record: 9-7 (.465)
Top needs: CB, WR, ILB
Analysis: The secondary has to be addressed fairly early in the draft for the Titans with the WR talent inside the division. Mariota caught fire in 2016, but still needs a trustworthy WR1. The Titans would greatly benefit from finding an inside linebacker who can cover on third downs.

6. New York Jets
2016 record: 5-11 (.518)
Top needs: QB, OLB, CB
Analysis: Josh McCown gives the Jets a "now" starting option, but they could still address the QB spot within the first two rounds. The Jets are talented up front, but they're still in need of an edge-bending rusher. The addition of Morris Claiborne doesn't change their need at CB.

7. Los Angeles Chargers
2016 record: 5-11 (.543)
Top needs: WR, DE, OG
Analysis: Keenan Allen had to deal with another injury last season and it is becoming clear that receiver should be a priority within the first three rounds. The transition to a 4-3 requires another DE, while adding a guard who could challenge for a starter's job seems smart.

8. Carolina Panthers
2016 record: 6-10 (.518)
Top needs: OT, DE, RB
Analysis: Even with the addition of Matt Kalil to the left side, the right tackle spot is still a question mark. Julius Peppers is a band-aid addition at DE that could allow Carolina to wait a round or two later before addressing that position. Adding a RB seems like an inevitability.

9. Cincinnati Bengals
2016 record: 6-9-1 (.521)
Top needs: OL, LB, Edge
Analysis: With the departures of Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler, the Bengals will be forced into looking for depth and talent along the line. Adding more athleticism at LB rates as a priority for the Bengals. The Bengals could use more edge speed to challenge opposing tackles.

10. Buffalo Bills
2016 record: 7-9 (.482)
Top needs: DB, WR, OT
Analysis: The departure of Stephon Gilmore could push cornerback to an early priority, along with safety. The Bills are still looking for a bookend right tackle. They have holes at wide receiver that can be addressed on Day 2 or even Day 3.

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