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2018 NFL Draft order and team needs: Nos. 11-20


This is the first-round order of the 2018 NFL Draft, with an early look at the top positional needs for every team, heading into Week 11. 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).

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11. New York Jets
Record: 4-6 (.478)
Top needs: QB, RB, OT
The skinny: Upgrading the offense has to be the priority for the Jets. They need a QB, RB and WR. They also need to improve their offensive line, most notably at tackle.

12. Arizona Cardinals
Record: 4-5 (.464)
Top needs: QB, OL, CB
The skinny: The Cardinals have several pressing areas of need. The offensive line requires reinforcements and the time has come to make finding a QB the top priority for Arizona. They should be adding more help at CB, as well.

13. Oakland Raiders
Record: 4-5 (.476)
Top needs: CB, ILB, OT
The skinny: The Raiders don't have any CBs that are taking the ball away and they have to make CB their top priority. The inside linebacker spot is a major concern. Oakland understands the importance of a strong OL, so OT could come into play.

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14. Baltimore Ravens
Record: 4-5 (.494)
Top needs: WR, TE, RB
The skinny: The Ravens' offensive line should be in better shape once it gets healthy in the offseason, but the skill positions are in desperate need of upgrades. While wide receiver is the biggest need, the Ravens could use a three-down RB. The Ravens don't have much of a pass-catching threat at tight end.

15. Miami Dolphins
Record: 4-5 (.524)
Top needs: OG, ILB, RB
The skinny: Miami should be looking for additional talent at guard, linebacker, defensive end and running back (following the Jay Ajayi trade to Philly). The Dolphins have a chance to walk away from Ryan Tannehill's contract after this season for a price far less than he's scheduled to count against the cap, and QB could rise to the front of their needs list.

16. Washington Redskins
Record: 4-5 (.634)
Top needs: QB, S, WR
The skinny: Until or unless a new deal gets done with Kirk Cousins, QB is the top priority. I expect the Redskins will view safety as a need by the time the offseason arrives. They went into the season with WR looking like a potential strength, but it hasn't materialized that way.

17. Dallas Cowboys
Record: 5-4 (.439)
Top needs: TE, DT, CB
The skinny: Jason Witten will turn 36 shortly after the draft and it's time to find the player who'll replace him. Adding a talented defensive tackle who can get upfield could be in play. The Cowboys lack high-end CBs and might look for a top talent at that spot.

18. Detroit Lions
Record: 5-4 (.524)
Top needs: DE, OG, LB
The skinny: The Lions could benefit from adding a strong edge rusher or maybe even two. Finding more talent and/or depth for the interior offensive line is a possibility, while adding another playmaker at LB should be under consideration.

19. Atlanta Falcons
Record: 5-4 (.542)
Top needs: S, DT, OG
The skinny: Atlanta could benefit from finding a ball-hawking, rangy free safety. The Falcons could choose to let Dontari Poe walk after this season, but either way, they need to add depth at DT. The Falcons haven't run the ball like they did last year and better guard play could help them rebound in that area.

20. Green Bay Packers
Record: 5-4 (.543)
Top needs: CB, OL, WR
The skinny: They added a CB (Kevin King) in last year's draft, and it might be time to go back to the well at the position. The Packers could look to add competition along the offensive line. Randall Cobb is a potential cap casualty, so WR could become a priority.



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