Updated 2023 NFL Draft Order

The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City on April 27-29. Between now and the Super Bowl in February, the 2023 NFL Draft order will fluctuate after every game of the 2022 NFL season.

So be sure to check back weekly as the current draft order is continually updated throughout the regular season as the NFL standings change. And don’t forget to check out the free Pro Football Network Mock Draft Simulator to take control of your favorite team and draft the top draft prospects on the board.

Current 2023 NFL Draft Order

A number of trades have already impacted the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. The Eagles, Texans, Lions, and Seahawks all own multiple first-round picks in 2023 thanks to offseason trades.

The Dolphins also would have had two first-round picks. But the NFL stripped Miami of their own first-round pick for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton. The Dolphins also lost a 2024 third-round pick as part of the tampering penalty.

Then the Dolphins traded the first-round pick they owned from San Francisco to the Broncos in exchange for pass rusher Bradley Chubb. So Miami has no first-round picks in 2023.

Because of Miami’s forfeited pick, the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft will only have 31 selections.

Picks one through 18 are slotted based on regular season finish. Picks 19 through 31 are determined based on NFL playoff results. If the Dolphins do not make the playoffs, then picks one through 17 will be slotted on regular season finish, and picks 18 through 31 will be determined based on playoff results. More on how the draft order is determined is below the first-round draft order.

The order below is current as of 11:45 p.m. ET on Dec. 17. It is based on using the strength of schedule for all 17 opponents for each team — not just the opponents played to date.

Round 1 | Picks 1-10

1. Houston Texans
2. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)
3. Chicago Bears
4. Detroit Lions (from LA Rams)
5. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)
6. Arizona Cardinals
7. Indianapolis Colts
8. Las Vegas Raiders
9. Carolina Panthers
10. Atlanta Falcons

Round 1 | Picks 11-20

11. Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Green Bay Packers
14. Houston Texans (from Cleveland)
15. Detroit Lions
16. Seattle Seahawks
17. Los Angeles Chargers
18. New York Jets
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Tenessee Titans

Round 1 | Picks 21-31

21. New England Patriots
22. New York Giants
23. Washington Commanders
24. Baltimore Ravens
25. Cincinnati Bengals
26. Denver Broncos (from SF via MIA)
27. Dallas Cowboys
28. Kansas City Chiefs
29. Minnesota Vikings
30. Buffalo Bills
31. Philadelphia Eagles

For a more comprehensive list beyond the first round, check out our NFL Draft Picks by Team tracker.

How Is the NFL Draft Order Determined?

Like most draft orders in professional sports, there is a specific way to determine the order of the NFL draft. It is the reverse order of each team’s finish in the most recent season. Playoff teams are then assigned their selections based on when they were eliminated and their overall season record. The NFL draft tiebreaker procedures come into play when determining the final order, as teams that do not make the playoffs earn selections between picks 1-18. Playoff teams then filter in from picks 19-32.

  • The six teams eliminated on Wild Card Weekend receive picks 19-24 based on regular-season record.
  • The four teams eliminated in the Divisional Round receive picks 25-28 based on regular-season record.
  • The two teams eliminated in the Conference Championships receive picks 29 and 30 based on regular-season record.
  • The team that loses the Super Bowl gets pick 31.
  • The Super Bowl champion gets pick 32.

There are also compensatory selections awarded based on the NFL’s proprietary formula. Resolution JC-2A has kicked into effect as well, awarding teams third-round picks if they develop minority head coach or general manager candidates hired elsewhere.

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