There are just four weeks left in the 2021 NFL season, and while some teams are thinking about making the playoffs, others are looking ahead to the 2022 NFL draft. So, let's turn our attention there for a moment.
The ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) projects the Lions and Texans to pick 1-2 in April, with the Jaguars, Jets and Giants not far behind. The Jets and the Giants, by the way, each have two first-round picks that are projected to be in the top 10. The Eagles, meanwhile, have three first-round picks thanks to the Carson Wentz trade. And even the Buccaneers, the FPI's favorite to win the Super Bowl, have an eye to the 2022 draft class.
We asked our NFL Nation reporters for early insight into every team's draft plans. What position(s) should each team focus on as a result of the 2021 season? Will we see trades involving picks for quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson?
There is still a bunch of time between now and when Round 1 begins on April 28, but let's start the draft conversation with the AFC East.
ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN
CLE | DAL | DEN | DET | GB | HOU | IND
JAX | KC | LAC | LAR | LV | MIA | MIN
NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF
SEA | TB | TEN | WSH
Projected first-round pick: No. 23