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2011 NFL Draft Order: Panthers, Broncos, Bills Lead The Way, Falcons Could Pick Last

The order for the 2011 NFL Draft is now mostly set, other than the 12 playoff teams whose positioning will be determined over the next month. All four NFC South teams feature noteworthy placements: the Panthers get to pick first, while the Bucs will be the last non-playoff team to pick. Among non-division winners, the Saints would pick second-to-last ahead of the Ravens if the draft were held today, while the Falcons would have the second-to-last overall pick.

Either the Saints or Falcons could wind up picking as low as No. 32.

It’s hilarious that Pete Carroll’s terrible Seahawks team, which has a ton of areas at which it needs improvement, has to pick after the Bucs, who are only going to get better as their young nucleus matures. Win forever! Not so hilarious: the NFL’s best team gets to pick twice thanks to the Raiders, but at least Oakland didn’t give up a top-five pick as is custom.

1. Carolina Panthers (2-14)
2. Denver Broncos (4-12)
3. Buffalo Bills (4-12)
4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)
5. Arizona Cardinals (5-11)
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11)
7. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
8. Tennessee Titans (6-10)
9. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)
10. Washington Redskins (6-10)
11. Houston Texans (6-10)
12. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)
13. Detroit Lions (6-10)
14. Miami Dolphins (7-9)
15. St. Louis Rams (7-9)
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)
17. New England Patriots (via Oakland Raiders) (8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers (9-7)
19. New York Giants (10-6)
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6)
21. Seattle Seahawks (7-9)*
22. Indianapolis Colts (10-6)*
23. Green Bay Packers (10-6)*
24. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)*
25. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)*
26. New York Jets (11-5)*
27. New Orleans Saints (11-5)*
28. Chicago Bears (11-5)*
29. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)*
30. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)*
31. Atlanta Falcons (13-3)*
32. New England Patriots (14-2)*

  • - Playoff team.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.