The Oakland Raiders tied for the third-worst record in the NFL in 2013 at 4-12 and will pick fifth overall on May 8, the first night of the NFL Draft, according to the Associated Press.
The Houston Texans, who tied a franchise record with their 2-14 finish and became the first team to ever start a season 2-0 and finish with 14 consecutive losses, will draft first overall for the third time in their short history. Houston also went No. 1 overall before their first season in 2002, when they took Fresno State quarterback David Carr, and in 2006, when they selected North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams.
The Washington Redskins’ 3-13 disaster earned them the second overall selection; however, that pick belongs to the St. Louis Rams from the 2012 pre-draft trade that netted Washington the No. 2 overall pick in that draft, which they used to take Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns will pick third and fourth, respectively, with the four-win Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers slated to select sixth and seventh.
The rest of the first 20 picks of the first round, the non-playoff teams, in order is the Minnesota Vikings eighth, the Buffalo Bills ninth, the Detroit Lions 10th, the Tennessee Titans at No. 11, the New York Giants at No. 12, the Rams at No. 13, the Chicago Bears at 14th and the Pittsburgh Steelers will pick at No. 15.
The 16th selection is subject to a coin flip between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, who finished with identical 8-8 records and had the same strength of schedule.
The New York Jets will pick at No. 18, the Miami Dolphins will go 19th and the Arizona Cardinals have the 20th overall selection.
Picks 21-24 will be determined this weekend by inverse order of record of the four teams who lose wild card games. Picks 25-28 will be the teams that lose in the divisional round, with picks 29-30 going to the losers of the conference championship games.
The Super Bowl loser will pick 31st overall and the champion gets the final pick of the first round,
The San Francisco 49ers, based on their record and strength of schedule, are tied with the Carolina Panthers for the No. 29 overall spot. Head-to-head results are not part of the draft-order process.