Cleveland Browns hold first pick in 2017 NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns own the No. 1 pick of the 2017 National Football League Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

The top 20 picks in the NFL Draft have been finalized today, other than one that will require a coin flip to break a tie on record and strength of schedule. The Cleveland Browns took Pittsburgh to overtime with the top pick potentially on the line. Pittsburgh’s touchdown to end the game sealed Cleveland into the top spot with a 1-15 record.

San Francisco will get the 2nd overall pick at 2-14. Chicago is 3rd and Jacksonville 4th with Chicago winning the tiebreaker on strength of schedule.

The New England Patriots orchestrated a historic comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 and win Super Bowl LI in Houston. With the victory, we can now fill in the final two of 32 slots in the first round of the NFL’s draft order.

The Falcons will select No. 31 in the draft and the Patriots will have the No. 32 pick.

The first round of the draft, to be held in Philadelphia, will be on April 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.