The first 20 picks in the 2013 NFL draft order have been set.
Using final records from the completed 2012 regular season, and separating any ties using strength of schedule (or conference record if there's a secondary tie), each of the first 20 picks have been locked into place for next April.
The only picks left to be decided are 21-32, which the playoffs will take care of. The losers of the Wild Card will be sorted in the same way the first 20 picks were—final record and strength of schedule. The same can be said for Divisional Round losers and Conference Championship game losers before the Super Bowl decides the final two picks.
In the following slides, we'll present our take on how the first round of the 2013 NFL draft will be ordered come February.
For the first time in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs will be selecting with the first overall pick in an NFL draft. However, the Chiefs are no stranger to a high pick, especially recently. In four of the last six years, Kansas City has selected inside the top five.
Over 18 drafts in franchise history, Jacksonville has picked inside the top 10 nine times. 2013 will mark the third time that the Jaguars have possessed the No. 2 overall pick in a draft, with tackle Tony Boselli (1995) and linebacker Kevin Hardy (1996) representing the two previous picks at that spot.
The Raiders haven't had a first-round pick since 2009, when Oakland took Rolando McClain with the No. 8 overall pick.
Yet even with some poor trade decisions that have given up top picks, the Raiders have still drafted inside the top 10 six times since 2004. The No. 3 overall pick in 2013 will be the highest since 2007, the infamous year that had JaMarcus Russell go to Oakland with the first overall pick.
Ironically enough, the Eagles have drafted this high since 1999, Andy Reid's first year in Philadelphia.
Reid and the Eagles used the No. 2 overall pick that season on Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb, who went on to become the franchise's all-time leading passer. The post-Reid era begins with a new head coach and this pick.
The Lions had fallen down the draft order in each of the last four seasons, going from No. 1 in 2009 to No. 2 in 2010, No. 13 in 2011 and No. 23 in 2012. An eight-game losing streak to end 2012 ended that streak. Detroit has now selected in the top five five times since 2002.
In a three-game flash, Cleveland went from in the playoff hunt at 5-8 to the No. 6 overall pick. The Browns will now pick in the top 10 for the sixth time since 2004.
Good news, though: The last time Cleveland picked at No. 6 overall, it took running back Jim Brown out of Syracuse. He worked out alright.
Arizona has picked just one quarterback (Matt Leinart, 2005) in the first-round since 1988, which might help explain the team's struggles at the position, especially recently. The team's sixth top-10 pick since 2004 might have to go to the game's most important position if the Cardinals want to get things turned around.
For an eighth straight season, the Bills will draft inside the top 12. Any way you slice it up, that's an amazing run of consistent mediocrity. And wouldn't you know it, Buffalo's run of 13 straight seasons of missing the playoffs is the longest streak in the NFL.
The Titans have mostly avoided the top half of the draft recently, with only two years seeing Tennessee pick in the top 10 since 2006. Each season, the Titans took a quarterback (Vince Young, 2006; Jake Locker, 2011). Don't expect another quarterback in 2012. Tennessee needs help at too many other positions to give up on Locker now.
The No. 11 overall pick will be the highest San Diego has selected in an NFL draft since 2005, when the Chargers snagged Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman at No. 12 overall. San Diego hasn't drafted particularly well since then, which has a lot to do with why the Chargers are currently without a head coach and general manager.
The Dolphins may be just one good draft and successful free-agent haul away from being an AFC contender in 2013. A huge piece of that puzzle will be the No. 12 pick in April, which also represents the third straight season Miami has selected inside the top 15. The Dolphins have to make it count.
Believe it or not, but the Buccaneers have actually drafted quite well over the last handful of seasons. One more really good class and Tampa Bay might have the necessary pieces to erase the collapses of 2011 and 2012. It all starts with making good on the No. 13 pick in April.
Winning five of six games to end 2012 snapped Carolina two-year run of picking inside the top 10. Late-season surges like the one the Panthers just put together can carry over to the next season, but only with a productive offseason.
The Saints haven't picked as high as No. 15 since 2008, when New Orleans took defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis out of USC. And thanks to a draft-day deal in 2011, this pick will also be New Orleans' first first-round pick since taking both Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram at No. 24 and 28 that season.
After picking No. 14 overall in back-to-back drafts, the Rams will slide down two spots and pick at No. 16 in 2012. St. Louis can also bank on another first-round pick, as Washington's top pick was included in the draft-day deal that helped the Redskins get Robert Griffin III last April.
Pittsburgh hasn't drafted this low since 2007 (No. 15, Lawrence Timmons), and April's No. 17 pick will represent just the third time since the drafting of Ben Roethlisberger in 2006 that the Steelers have had a pick inside the top 20. Luckily for Pittsburgh, Timmons and Maurkice Pouncey were both good draft finds.
The Cowboys have some of the most erratic draft trends in football, mostly because of a few deals and the up-and-down nature of the team over the last decade. Dallas will just hope to do better than linebacker Bobby Carpenter, its last No. 18 overall pick. The Cowboys can't afford to pick a bust in April.
New York has picked inside the top 20 just twice since the draft-day deal for Eli Manning in 2004. The Giants took Jason Pierre-Paul at No. 15 in 2010 and Prince Amukamara at No. 19 in 2011. After a disappointing end to a promising season, the Giants will want to find another game-changer in the first round next April.
The Bears have missed the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, and that's mostly reflected in the recent draft trends. Just once in the last five years has Chicago been scheduled (meaning, where the final record indicates a team should pick) to have a first pick outside the top 20. The balancing act between good and simply average has hurt the Bears come April.
Wild Card Losers
21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
22. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins, 10-6)
23. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
Divisional Round Losers
25. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
26. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
27. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
28. Houston Texans (12-4)
Conference Championship Game Losers
29. New England Patriots (12-4)
30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3)
Super Bowl Participants
31. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1)
32. Denver Broncos (13-3)