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Steelers to select 17th in first round

The 2023 NFL Draft will be held April 27-29 in Kansas City, and after closing out their 2022 season with a 9-8 record the Steelers first-round draft slot is set.

The team will have the 17th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Below is the order for the first round that has already been determined.

1. Chicago Bears (3-14)
2. Houston Texans (3-13-1)
3. Arizona Cardinals (4-13)
4. Indianapolis Colts (4-12-1)
5. Seattle Seahawks (Pick acquired from Denver Broncos – 5-12)
6. Detroit Lions (Pick acquired from Los Angeles Rams – 5-12)
7. Las Vegas Raiders (6-11)
8. Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
9. Carolina Panthers (7-10)
10. Philadelphia Eagles (Pick acquired from New Orleans Saints – 7-10)
11. Tennessee Titans (7-10)
12. Houston Texans (Pick acquired from Cleveland Browns (7-10)
13. New York Jets (7-10)
14. New England Patriots (8-9)
15. Green Bay Packers (8-9)
16. Washington Commanders (8-8-1)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-8)
18. Detroit Lions (9-8)

The rest of the draft slots will be set as the playoffs continue. There will only be 31 selections in the first round as the Miami Dolphins had to forfeit their first-round pick.

While the order for rounds 2-7 are not finalized either, the Steelers know they will have the 32nd overall pick, which will be the first pick in the second round of the draft, as a result of the trade with the Chicago Bears for Chase Claypool.

The draft order is determined by the following procedures:

(A) The winner of the Super Bowl game selects last and the loser selects next-to-last in all rounds, regardless of the record of the clubs in the regular season.

(B) The losers of the Conference Championship games select 29th and 30th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(C) The losers of the Divisional Playoffs select 25th through 28th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(D) The losers of the Wild Card games select 19th through 24th in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

(E) Clubs not participating in the playoffs select in the first through 18th positions in all rounds, according to the reverse order of their standing.

If, after all the foregoing procedures have been applied, ties still exist in any grouping except (A) above, such ties shall be broken by figuring the aggregate won-lost-tied percentage of each involved club's regular season opponents and awarding preferential selection order to the club which faced the schedule of teams with the lowest aggregate won-lost-tied percentage.

If ties still exist between teams in the same division or the same conference, the divisional or conference tie-breaking method is used, whichever is applicable.

If ties still exist, the procedures for breaking ties for teams of different conferences shall be applied.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the Draft.

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