2021 NFL Draft order: Where Patriots stand after loss to Texans


The New England Patriots are on the cusp of a top-10 pick in next year's NFL Draft following Sunday's brutal loss to the Houston Texans.

After falling down to 15th on the draft board as a result of last week's stunning win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Patriots crept back up to 12th with their Week 11 defeat. That's good news for those who already have their eyes set on 2021, and obviously terrible news for those who were still holding onto hope for a playoff spot.

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New England's loss brings its record to 4-6 on the season. Next week's matchup won't be any easier for the Pats as they'll face another dynamic quarterback in Kyler Murray and an Arizona Cardinals team that's 6-4 in a tough NFC West division.

Here's the updated order (non-playoff teams only) for the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft entering Week 12, via Tankathon.

  1. New York Jets, 0-10
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-9
  3. Cincinnati Bengals, 2-7-1
  4. Dallas Cowboys, 3-7
  5. Washington Football Team, 3-7
  6. Los Angeles Chargers, 3-7
  7. New York Giants, 3-7
  8. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans, 3-7)
  9. Atlanta Falcons, 3-7
  10. Carolina Panthers, 4-7
  11. Detroit Lions, 4-6
  12. New England Patriots, 4-6
  13. Minnesota Vikings, 4-6
  14. San Francisco 49ers, 4-6
  15. Denver Broncos, 4-6
  16. Chicago Bears, 5-5
  17. Miami Dolphins, 6-4
  18. Baltimore Ravens, 6-4