NFL Draft order if the season ended today: Packers win hurts draft position

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Victory over the Los Angeles Chargers might not carry too much significance when it comes to playoff contention, but it does impact the Green Bay Packers' draft position.

Green Bay entered Week 11 with the sixth pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The New York Giants beat the Washington Commanders to win their third game of the season. But the Packers winning their game moves them down to the ninth overall selection.

Packers fans are split on whether they want the team to win or lose. On one hand, this young team needs to learn how to win. Positive performances are never a bad thing. However, the other argument is that the Packers aren't competitive this season, so the higher the draft pick, the better. A top-five pick would put them in position to land one of the top prospects in the class.

Let's take a look at the updated draft order entering Week 12.

Packers likely out of contention for top two quarterback prospects

  1. Chicago Bears - from Carolina Panthers (1-9)
  2. Arizona Cardinals (2-9)
  3. New England Patriots (2-8)
  4. Chicago Bears (3-8)
  5. New York Giants (3-8)
  6. Tennessee Titans (3-7)
  7. Washington Commanders (4-7)
  8. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
  9. Green Bay Packers (4-6)
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)
  11. New York Jets (4-6)
  12. Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)
  13. Los Angeles Rams (4-6)
  14. Las Vegas Raiders (5-6)
  15. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
  16. Denver Broncos (5-5)
  17. Cincinnati Bengals (5-5)
  18. Buffalo Bills (6-5)
  19. New Orleans Saints (5-5)
  20. Minnesota Vikings (6-5)
  21. Arizona Cardinals - from Houston Texans (6-4)
  22. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
  24. Houston Texans - from Cleveland Browns (7-3)
  25. Miami Dolphins (7-3)
  26. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
  27. San Francisco 49ers (7-3)
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3)
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3)
  30. Detroit Lions (8-2)
  31. Baltimore Ravens (8-3)
  32. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)

The Packers have four wins, which likely rules them out of a top-two pick. The Carolina Panthers have one win. They are unlikely to catch Green Bay. That pick belongs to the Chicago Bears, so the Packers can forget about trading up to No. 1 overall. Green Bay also holds a two-game cushion over the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots.

Even if the Packers lose every game the rest of the way, they still likely won't crack the top two. We can probably forget about the possibility of Caleb Williams or Drake Maye wearing green and gold next season.

Jordan Love's recent performances likely put an end to that conversation, regardless.

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