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NFL Draft order 2015: 49ers up to No. 18

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The only positive to come from the 49ers Week 14 loss to the Raiders is that they made a small move up the 2015 NFL Draft order. They are one spot up to 18.

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The San Francisco 49ers suffered their worst loss in some time on Sunday, losing 24-13 to the Oakland Raiders. The 49ers remain mathematically alive in the playoff chase, but the loss effectively brought their playoff hopes to an end. The team would need to win out, and have the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys out to earn a wild card berth. And so ends the run of three straight playoff seasons.

Our friends at Bucs Nation have been providing an update to the 2015 NFL Draft order each week. I have posted it below, with all games reflected except Monday Night Football. The 49ers loss moved them up from No. 19 to No. 18. They are 7-6, and tied with five other such teams. The 49ers fall to the back of the 7-6 pack due to strength of schedule, but with so many teams tied at 7-6 (along with two more teams at 6-7), there is room for the 49ers to climb further into the teens if the season continues to go south.

As it currently stands, the 49ers travel to face Seattle later this week, then host San Diego and Arizona to close out the season. Given how the 49ers have played the last two weeks, I'm not overly optimistic about any of those games. They could figure out a way to win one or two of those games, but it is pretty easy to be pessimistic about this team's chances of winning a game the rest of the season. Of course, the NFL knows how to shock us just about every week, so getting a win would not shock me in the least.

If the 49ers were to lose out and finish 7-9, the highest they could finish is pick No. 7. That would require a lot of teams winning out. My guess is the 49ers pick up a few more spots, and find themselves drafting somewhere in the 14-16 range.

Note: Picks 21-32 sorted by playoff order.

Pick Team Record Strength of Schedule
1 TB 2 - 11 97 - 105 - 3
2 TEN 2 - 11 101 - 106 - 1
3 JAX 2 - 11 107 - 100 - 1
4 NYJ 2 - 11 114 - 93
5 OAK 2 - 11 122 - 86
6 WAS 3 - 10 104 - 104
7 NYG 4 - 9 108 - 99
8 CAR 4 - 8 - 1 102 - 102 - 1
9 NO 5 - 8 98 - 104 - 3
10 CHI 5 - 8 106 - 98 - 1
11 MIN 6 - 7 97 - 107 - 1
12 STL 6 - 7 112 - 96
13 HOU 7 - 6 91 - 116 - 1
14 CLE 7 - 6 93 - 111 - 3
15 MIA 7 - 6 104 - 103
16 KC 7 - 6 108 - 100
17 CLE via BUF 7 - 6 108 - 99
18 SF 7 - 6 112 - 96
19 BAL 8 - 5 97 - 107 - 3
20 DAL 9 - 4 94 - 114
21 SD 8 - 5 106 - 102
22 DET 9 - 4 96 - 108 - 1
23 PIT 8 - 5 91 - 113 - 3
24 SEA 9 - 4 111 - 95 - 1
25 ATL 5 - 7 96 - 108 - 3
26 CIN 8 - 4 - 1 102 - 104 - 1
27 PHI 9 - 4 97 - 109 - 1
28 IND 9 - 4 98 - 109 - 1
29 GB 9 - 3 100 - 106 - 1
30 DEN 10 - 3 109 - 98 - 1
31 NE 10 - 3 105 - 101 - 1
32 ARI 10 - 3 110 - 97