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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 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.



5-8 (.574) REDSKINS

Needs: QB, LB, S. Until or unless a new deal gets done with Kirk Cousins, QB is the top priority. The Redskins need to improve against the run and a playmaking inside linebacker would help. The safety position will almost assuredly be addressed at some point in the offseason.



6-7 (.467) RAIDERS

Needs: CB, ILB, OT. The Raiders 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.



6-7 (.503) CARDINALS

Needs: QB, OL, CB. 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.



6-7 (.544) DOLPHINS

Needs: OG, ILB, RB. 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.



7-6 (.450) COWBOYS

Needs: TE, DT, CB. 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.



7-6 (.462) CHARGERS

Needs: OT, QB, LB. The Chargers need to find Philip Rivers' future successor and this might be the year to do it. While the defense has some blue-chip talent, the offensive line does not. The Chargers could look to find a rangy inside linebacker to fortify the defense.



7-6 (.497) PACKERS

Needs: CB, OL, WR. They added a CB (Kevin King) in the 2017 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.



7-6 (.515) LIONS

Needs: DE, OG, LB. 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.



7-6 (.521) RAVENS

Needs: WR, TE, RB. 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.



8-5 (.462) SEAHAWKS

Needs: OT, CB, OG. The addition of Duane Brown certainly helps in the short term but tackle is still a spot that's worth a look this year. Adding help at guard is very possible. Richard Sherman's status with the team will be worth keeping an eye on again this offseason, as the Seahawks might need to find another CB.



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