The Browns clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Christmas Eve. They secured the fourth overall pick on New Year’s Eve.
The Eagles and Patriots, the top two seeds in each conference, will hold the final two picks after punching their ticket to Super Bowl 52.
We’ve got a long way to go, a lot of work to do, and we’re anxious to get after it.
The Giants (3-13), who ended the season with an 18-10 win over the Redskins, will pick second overall while the Colts (4-12) have the third pick. The Broncos (5-11), Osweiler’s current team, will select fifth.
The Jaguars went from the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft to a final four pick in the 2018 draft by reaching the AFC championship game. After losing to the Patriots, they will have the fourth-to-last pick in the first round — 29th overall.
The first 20 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft were set before the playoffs. Picks 21-24 were decided after the wild-card round. Picks 25-38 were locked in with the divisional round. The Chiefs (10-6), who won the AFC West, do not own a first-round pick after trading it to Buffalo (9-7) to move up to 10th in the 2017 draft to select former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Bills will pick consecutively at 21 and 22.
New England is 10-2 against the spread in its last 12 games, although it failed to cover Sunday as a 7 1/2-point favorite in the AFC championship game against the Jaguars.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, continues to cash as a home underdog. It won outright Sunday while getting three points in the NFC title game against the Vikings. That makes three consecutive underdog wins for Nick Foles-led Philadelphia.
We knew that it was going to be the same team. It wasn’t going to be any new plays, Embiid said. We were just physical. Last time they played us when they had that comeback, they were more physical than us. So tonight I think we were more physical than them.
Boston played without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who rested a sore left shoulder. Al Horford and Marcus Morris each scored 14 points.
After winning seven in a row, Boston has lost two straight.