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2018 NFL Draft order, needs for every team


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 15. 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: Strength of schedule listed in parentheses.

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0-13 (.521) BROWNS

Needs: QB, RB, CB. The Browns have five draft picks inside the first two rounds so they will be looking for premium athletes at spots like RB and CB. Finding a QB is on the agenda, but when will they pull the trigger?



2-11 (.503) GIANTS

Needs: OT, QB, RB. While many weren't happy with the Eli Manning benching, it doesn't change the fact that the team needs to find Manning's eventual successor. Finding a quality RB shouldn't be hard in the 2018 draft if the Giants make it an early priority. Speaking of priorities ... OL anyone?



3-10 (.485) NINERS

Needs: WR, OL, CB. The 49ers have addressed their QB need with the Jimmy Garoppolo trade, but finding a young WR1 is critical if you plan to build around him, as is an infusion of talent along the offensive line. The CB spot opposite rookie Ahkello Witherspoon should be high on the priority list.



3-10 (.515) COLTS

Needs: ILB, OL, Edge. The Colts simply don't have the talent they need at inside linebacker. The offensive line could use a talent upgrade, as well. Chris Ballard won't stop looking for a terror off the edge.



0-13 (.521) BROWNS

Needs: QB, RB, CB. This is the pick Cleveland acquired when the Texans traded up to land Deshaun Watson in this year's draft. Finding a quality cornerback and running back should be an early priority for the Browns next year, and QB still has to be a consideration.



4-9 (.509) BRONCOS

Needs: OG, QB, OT. It might be time for Denver to find a new left guard and I'm not sure that the right tackle position is where it needs to be even when all parties involved are healthy. It looks like Denver is ready to start looking again for a QB of the future.



4-9 (.533) BUCCANEERS

Needs: DE, RB, CB. The Bucs aren't getting enough of a pass rush off the edge and that is likely their highest priority. It's hard to envision Doug Martin being the guy at RB next season. Brent Grimes is due to become a free agent and the Bucs could be looking for his replacement as well as better depth at cornerback.



4-9 (.580) BEARS

Needs: WR, OL, DB. The Bears have a lot invested in Mitchell Trubisky and it's time to up that ante by giving him a WR1. The Bears could look to replace Bobby Massie at RT or even add depth behind veteran guards Josh Sitton and Kyle Long. Chicago might need to add another starting-caliber CB in the early rounds.



5-8 (.444) BENGALS

Needs: OL, QB, LB. Cincinnati is struggling to run the ball and something has to be done about it up front. It wouldn't be surprising to see them looking around at QB. The Bengals might also be looking for help at LB.



5-8 (.491) JETS

Needs: QB, RB, OT. 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.



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