NFL Draft order if 2023 season ended today: Eagles close 1st round with 32nd-overall selection

Here's an updated look at the 2023 NFL Draft order had the season ended after Week 9.
Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles
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You have to love the NFL's business model. Say what you will about some of the rules, those strict jersey dress codes, and whatnot. It's pro football's obsession with parity that makes it so much fun to watch. On more than one occasion we have seen the Philadelphia Eagles go from a last-place finish in the NFC East to sitting in the divisional penthouse during the following season.

The first nine games of the current campaign have been fun to watch as well. There's a chance that they can become the first team in this division to win back-to-back NFC East crowns since they did so from 2001 to 2004. Gosh, it seems like those days were forever ago.

Philly owns the National Football League's best record. There's a buzz growing. We'll see if they can get back to football's biggest game and walk out with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

As always there's hope that they can remain as one of pro football's best teams for a while. They are always looking to improve, and thanks to parity, they can do so.

Free agency serves as a tool. The annual NFL Draft serves as another, but trust us on this one. It's always a good thing when your team is picking towards the end of the first round.

2024 NFL Draft Order if season had ended after Week 9

It's common to keep one eye on the current season and another on the future. The Eagles have mastered that to become one of the NFL's top teams.

Most of you know how this works. For those that don't, here's the skinny. The teams with the worst records pick at the top of the round (unless they trade their pick away). The teams with better records pick later on.

Had the NFL season ended after Week 9, here's how the 2024 NFL Draft's first round would have shaken out.

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

As mentioned earlier, the Birds own the NFL's best record. Let's hope they're the last team standing in February. If they are, they'll hang on to the last pick in Round 1. That would be just fine with us.

Here's some food for thought. They own two picks in Round 2 as well. Keep balling fellas! Keep balling!