2014 NFL Draft Order: Quarterback-needy teams lose sight of top picks

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The top of the draft is starting to become clear, but we see plenty of turmoil beyond the top three picks.

The Houston Texans are almost certainly getting the top pick in the draft with an incredibly tough schedule and some very poor play over the past ten or so weeks. It gets a little more interesting behind that, though: nine teams are within one loss of the second overall pick, although a few of those won't get it no matter what happens.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to drop all the way to ninth, courtesy of their fourth win and the toughest schedule in the league, causing them to lose all tiebreakers. Mike Glennon's looking worse the past couple of games, but the Bucs aren't in position to find an upgrade with the eighth pick in the draft.

Meanwhile the Falcons and Rams (via the Redskins' pick) are fighting the Texans for the top pick of the draft. Given the teams picking high this year and the depth of the quarterback class we could see four or five quarterbacks in the top 10. Houston, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland should all be looking for new starters, while the Rams, Titans and Buccaneers could look for upgrades and end up with a top 10 pick as well.

We'll update this post as results come in today, while we also have a static page with the 2014 NFL draft order that's updated after every game.

Pick Team Record Strength of Schedule
1 HOU 2 - 11 115 - 93
2 STL via WSH 3 - 10 105 - 98 - 2
3 ATL 3 - 10 113 - 90 - 1
4 MIN 3 - 9 - 1 106 - 96 - 2
5 JAX 4 - 9 102 - 106
6 CLE 4 - 9 105 - 100 - 2
7 OAK 4 - 9 107 - 100
8 BUF 4 - 9 110 - 96
9 TB 4 - 9 117 - 87
10 PIT 5 - 8 98 - 107 - 2
11 TEN 5 - 8 103 - 105
12 NYG 5 - 8 109 - 93 - 2
13 STL 5 - 8 113 - 91
14 NYJ 6 - 7 101 - 105
15 SD 6 - 7 108 - 99
16 GB 6 - 6 - 1 92 - 111 - 2
17 CHI 6 - 6 94 - 108 - 4
18 MIA 7 - 6 104 - 102
19 DAL 7 - 5 99 - 105 - 2
20 ARI 8 - 5 109 - 97
21 BAL 7 - 6 98 - 107 - 2
22 SF 9 - 4 101 - 104 - 1
23 CAR 9 - 3 100 - 105 - 1
24 KC 10 - 3 92 - 115
25 DET 7 - 6 90 - 111 - 4
26 CLE via IND 8 - 5 102 - 106
27 PHI 8 - 5 95 - 108 - 2
28 CIN 9 - 4 95 - 110 - 2
29 NO 9 - 3 105 - 99
30 NE 10 - 3 97 - 109
31 SEA 11 - 2 96 - 109 - 1
32 DEN 11 - 2 99 - 108
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