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NFL Draft Order 2015: Buccaneers remain on top, Jets drop out of race

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The New York Jets are out of the race for the first overall pick, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold on to the lead.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold on to the number one pick for another week thanks to their 19-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers. But because the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders both lost today, their grasp on the first pick is far from secure: four teams are tired at 2-12, and only the Bucs' dismal strength of schedule is keeping them on top.

The most important draft position game today was the matchup between the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans, though. Both teams were 2-11 heading into Sunday and vying for the first overall pick. But thanks to a 16-11 win in one the ugliest games I've ever seen, the Jets are now out of contention -- and the Titans are right on the Bucs' heels, although strength of schedule is still in Tampa Bay's favor.

It looks like this is going to remain close until the very final day of the season. Next week's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans will be another crucial contest in this race.

Note: Picks 21-32 are based on projected playoff order. Updated Monday morning.

Pick Team Record Strength of Schedule
1 TB 2 - 12 104 - 114 - 3
2 TEN 2 - 12 110 - 113 - 1
3 JAX 2 - 12 114 - 109 - 1
4 OAK 2 - 12 131 - 93
5 WAS 3 - 11 111 - 113
6 NYJ 3 - 11 123 - 100
7 ATL 5 - 9 105 - 113 - 3
8 NYG 5 - 9 114 - 110
9 NO 5 - 8 106 - 114 - 3
10 CHI 5 - 8 115 - 107 - 1
11 MIN 6 - 8 105 - 115 - 1
12 STL 6 - 8 120 - 104
13 HOU 7 - 7 99 - 124 - 1
14 CLE 7 - 7 102 - 118 - 3
15 MIA 7 - 7 115 - 108
16 SF 7 - 7 120 - 102
17 KC 8 - 6 116 - 108
18 SD 8 - 6 116 - 108
19 CLE via BUF 8 - 6 116 - 107
20 PHI 9 - 5 106 - 117 - 1
21 BAL 9 - 5 103 - 117 - 3
22 GB 10 - 4 107 - 113 - 1
23 PIT 9 - 5 99 - 121 - 3
24 SEA 10 - 4 119 - 104 - 1
25 CAR 5 - 8 - 1 108 - 112 - 1
26 CIN 9 - 4 - 1 110 - 112 - 1
27 DAL 10 - 4 99 - 123
28 IND 10 - 4 105 - 118 - 1
29 DET 10 - 4 104 - 116 - 1
30 DEN 11 - 3 118 - 105 - 1
31 NE 11 - 3 115 - 107 - 1
32 ARI 11 - 3 117 - 107