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2018 NFL Draft order and needs: Teams 11-20


This is the first-round order of the 2018 NFL Draft, with a look at the top positional needs for every team, through the first wave of free agency (March 16). 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. The tie between the Redskins and Packers was broken by their win-loss-tie percentages in common games. The tie between the Cowboys and Lions was broken by their win-loss-tie percentages in conference games.



6-10 (.543) DOLPHINS

Needs: QB, TE, OLB, OT. Finding Ryan Tannehill's eventual replacement should be a consideration for Miami. The Dolphins swung and missed with Julius Thomas, who was released, so look for a TE, as well as depth at offensive tackle, to be considered. While MLB Raekwon McMillan will be making his debut after missing last season with an ACL tear, help at outside linebacker is needed.



9-7 (.492) BILLS

Needs: QB, OL, WR, DB. The addition of AJ McCarron shouldn't keep the Bills from picking a QB early in the draft. With the departure of Cordy Glenn and loss of Eric Wood, it's safe to say that adding talent along the offensive line is a priority. Buffalo might want to add a shifty, high-volume target at wide receiver to help whoever ends up starting at QB. The Bills could be looking for depth in the secondary, and a future starter at linebacker.



7-9 (.539) REDSKINS

Needs: DL, LB, CB, QB. Washington needs to find a stout run-stopper along the interior of the defensive line. Finding a rangy linebacker to captain the defense should be one of their top priorities, too. With the departure of Kendall Fuller and potential loss of Bashaud Breeland in free agency, adding a cornerback who can help right away is likely an early priority. The Redskins should also look for a QB to groom behind Alex Smith.



7-9 (.539) PACKERS

Needs: DB, EDGE, WR, ILB. The Packers drafted a CB with their top pick last year (Kevin King), but they still need to upgrade that spot, and the safety position as well. The departure of Jordy Nelson combined with the lack of production from Randall Cobb means wide receiver could be an early priority. It's time to add some much-needed pass rush off the edge, and Green Bay has to add speed at inside linebacker.



8-8 (.488) CARDINALS

Needs: QB, OL, WR, DB. The Cardinals still should be looking for their QB of the future, even after signing Sam Bradford to a two-year deal. They should be looking for upgrades up front on offense, especially on the interior. Larry Fitzgerald is coming to the end of his career and help is needed in the receiving corps. The Cardinals need to add talent at both cornerback and safety following the release of Tyrann Mathieu.



9-7 (.441) RAVENS

Needs: TE, ILB, OL, WR. The Ravens should be looking to add a big-play TE for Joe Flacco, and still could stand to add a WR, even after signing Michael Crabtree. It would make sense for them to look to add a banger and/or a cover guy at linebacker. With the potential loss of free agent center Ryan Jensen, the Ravens might have to shuffle and add pieces up front.



9-7 (.457) CHARGERS

Needs: OT, ILB, QB, DL. The Chargers should be looking for an upgrade over Russell Okung and Joe Barksdale at tackle. They have a fantastic set of edge rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but need to become more stout along the interior of the defensive line and at inside linebacker. While it might not be an early round priority, they could use another young QB to groom, in addition to Cardale Jones, behind Philip Rivers.



9-7 (.492) SEAHAWKS

Needs: OL, CB, DE, TE. The Seahawks have tried to fix the offensive line by throwing draft picks and the Duane Brown trade at the issue, but they still need to improve at guard and tackle. Restocking the CB spot is a priority after the release of Richard Sherman. Trading away Michael Bennett opens up a spot for a pass-rushing defensive end, while tight end has become a need for the Seahawks with the departure of Jimmy Graham and potential loss of free agent Luke Willson.



9-7 (.496) COWBOYS

Needs: WR, DT, LB, OG. Adding a talented, upfield defensive tackle with pass-rush talent should be a priority. Despite the murmurs about Dez Bryant's future, it appears that he's staying put, but Dallas still needs to add more weapons at receiver. They must address the void at linebacker after the departure of Anthony Hitchens, while finding more help on the interior offensive line, specifically left guard, should be on the to-do list.



9-7 (.496) LIONS

Needs: DE, DT, RB, OG. The Lions placed the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah, but they still need to add a disruptive defensive end. Head coach Matt Patricia might be able to find the needed defensive tackle help in the middle or late rounds. Detroit simply hasn't been able to get a consistent running game going. Part of the blame lies with the offensive line, and part of it at the RB spot.



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