The San Francisco 49ers are winless — 0-7 on the season — but still are just in line for the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns also lost on Sunday, and have a weaker strength of schedule, so they hold the top pick. They are the only winless teams on the season.
And unfortunately, in addition to looking terrible on Sunday, the 49ers didn’t get much help in the form of wins for the other bad teams in the league. Just about every team that we wanted to win for the sake of putting distance between themselves and the 49ers did not win.
The Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Chargers were the only teams we wanted to win who actually won. They are both riding multi-game winning streaks and will soon take themselves out of the top pick discussion.
The New York Giants remain close to the 49ers and Browns with just a single win, which was in Week 6. They went back to losing on Sunday, and are 1-6 on the season.
The Indianapolis Colts are next as the only 2-5 team in the league, with two straight losses. The Cincinnati Bengals were 0-3 to start the season, but looked good in two wins going into Week 7. They too went back to their losing ways on Sunday.
In addition to the Colts, the Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all have two wins on the season. A further six teams are 3-4, and another five are 3-3.
On Monday, Washington will take on the Philadelphia Eagles, and both teams have winning records at the moment. Wahsington is 3-2 and well within the range to eventually compete for the top pick, but I imagine both of them will remain well ahead of the 49ers through the season.
Here is the top 10 of the 2018 NFL Draft if it were to start after Sunday’s games: