2024 NFL Draft: Looking at the official first round order

As per the usual, Kansas City Chiefs fans are going to have to wait on draft night.

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As per usual, Kansas City Chiefs fans are going to have to wait on draft night.

The opening night of the 2024 NFL Draft is going to be a long one for the Kansas City Chiefs. But no one should feel bad. The franchise and its fans wouldn't have it any other way.

The price for an ongoing dynasty these days is a long, long wait until the end of every round of the annual first-year player draft, and it appears that 2024 is going to be the same. The Chiefs came through on the ultra-rare repeat bid for a Super Bowl ring, which means they're in rare territory among the greatest NFL teams ever—and also sitting at No. 32 overall.

That's okay, even for draft purposes. General manager Brett Veach has gotten a lot out of lower draft slots in the past and he can do so again in 2024. This draft class is loaded which means a nice value should drop all the way to the bottom of the first round (and well beyond). If anything it might work out best for the Chiefs to trade out of the first round entirely to pick up extra picks in the heart of the draft.

But those projections are best held for another day. For now, we've got the official first-round order while we wait for compensatory picks to be analyzed and announced by the league in the coming weeks to know exactly how the rest of the six rounds will look.

Here's a look at the official order of the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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