Cleveland Browns choosing 26th in first spherical

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| Akron Beacon Journal

The NFL draft for 2021 is due to take place in Cleveland in April. Now we know when to choose the Browns.

After Losing 22-17 to the Chiefs In the second round of the playoffs on Sunday, the Browns officially have the 26th first-round election.

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You will have that choice regardless of who wins Sunday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As a reminder, the first tiebreaker for teams with the same regular season record is the strength of the schedule. The Browns had the same regular season record as the Baltimore Ravens. But because the Browns had an easier schedule this season, they’ll vote higher than the Browns.

Baltimore will have 28th choice if the Saints lose. The ravens have 27th choice if the buccaneers lose.

Head-to-head matchups in the regular season do not play a role in the draft contract.

2021 NFL draft order:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

2. New York Jets

3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans)

4. Atlanta Falcons

5. Cincinnati Bengals

6. Philadelphia Eagles

7. Detroit Lions

8. Carolina Panthers

9. Denver Broncos

10. Dallas Cowboys

11. New York Giants

12. San Francisco 49ers

13. Los Angeles chargers

14. Minnesota Vikings

15. New England Patriots

16. Arizona Cardinals

17. Las Vegas Raiders

18. Miami Dolphins

19. Washington Football Team

20. Chicago Bears

21. Indianapolis Colts

22. Tennessee Titans

23. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks)

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams)

26. Cleveland Browns

This is updated by option # 28 after the Buccaneers / Saints game.