Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
There's plenty of football left to be played, but it's never to early to project when teams might pick in the draft.
While the Jacksonville Jaguars appear headed for a high draft pick, the picture is more muddled for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins, according to SBNation.com's most recent draft order projection. The Bucs and the Dolphins both sit at 4-4 and would have the 16th and 18th picks, respectively, if the season ended today. Tampa Bay has played a softer schedule than Miami so far this season, so the Bucs would draft before the Dolphins.
Currently, the Bucs and Dolphins are in a cluster of 13 teams with records ranging from 3-5 to 4-4. Strength of schedule would determine much of the draft order within that group if it continues to hold. The result could be a situation where teams with extremely similar records find themselves with wildly different draft positions.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the worst record in the NFL (1-7). Jacksonville would pick second if the season ended today because it has had a tougher strength of schedule, according to SBNation's projections.