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NFL Draft 2013 order: Steelers likely to pick in top half of first round

The Pittsburgh Steelers won't be playing in the postseason, but they will most likely draft in the top 16 of the NFL Draft. They could move higher Week 17, but the Cleveland Browns would also benefit from a loss.

With the postseason now an impossibility, the Pittsburgh Steelers can begin looking at their spot in next year's NFL Draft.

As of right now, the Steelers are looking to draft in the top half of the first round, as they're currently slated to pick No. 14 thanks to their 7-8 record. As of right now, it's more or less impossible for them to draft in the top 10, even with a loss Week 17, while a win in their final game of the season will almost definitely drop them out of the top 16.

Here's a look at the top 20 projected picks in the 2013 NFL Draft order as it stands after Week 16.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-13)
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13)
3. Oakland Raiders (4-11)
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11)
5. Detroit Lions (4-11)
6. Buffalo Bills (5-10)
7. Cleveland Browns (5-10)
8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10)
9. Tennessee Titans (5-10)
10. San Diego Chargers (6-9)
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9)
12. New York Jets (6-9)
13. Carolina Panthers (6-9)
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8)
15. Miami Dolphins (7-8)
16. New Orleans Saints (7-8)
17. St. Louis Rams (7-7-1)
18. Dallas Cowboys (8-7)
19. New York Giants (8-7)
20. Chicago Bears (9-6)

The Steelers finish their season against the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland also has no incentive to win - besides bragging rights in the AFC North rivalry - as they're 5-7 and stand to move higher in the top 10 of the draft order with a loss.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.