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Bengals wrap up 21st pick as draft order comes into view

Andy Dalton, Jerrell Freeman

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) fumbles as he is hit by Indianapolis Colts’ Jerrell Freeman (50) during the second half of an NFL wildcard playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


With the weekend’s wild card games in the books, the NFL moved a step closer to filling in the order for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Since divisional round teams occupy the final eight spots in draft order, the 21st through 24th spots are now known.

The Bengals (10-5-1) will pick 21st, followed by the Steelers, Lions and Cardinals. They all finished the regular season 11-5, but draft order ties are broken by strength of schedule.

The Buccaneers own the first pick, and you can see the order of the top 20 by clicking here.

This weekend’s losers will own the 25th through 28th spots, with the conference championship game losers filling in the 29th and 30th picks.