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What can the No. 9 or No. 10 pick bring for the 49ers?

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The 49ers are tied with the Oakland Raiders in draft order. A coin flip will determine who picks No. 9 and who picks No. 10.

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The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2017 season with a 6-10 record, leaving them tied with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins in draft order. The first tiebreaker is strength of schedule, with the weaker SOS getting the higher pick. The 49ers and Raiders SOS at the end of the season was .512, while the Dolphins was .543.

The second tiebreaker is a coin flip, which takes place at the NFL Combine. The 49ers and Raiders will flip a coin for spots No. 9 and 10 in the first round. Subsequent rounds will see them rotate back and forth with the Dolphins. There will also be coin flips for spots No. 13 and 14 between Washington and the Green Bay Packers, and for spots No. 19 and 20 between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.

Five weeks ago, we thought the 49ers would be picking in the top five, and likely the top two. Five straight wins changed that in a big way, but the 49ers still have a top ten draft pick in April — and with as many as four quarterbacks potentially going in the first half of the draft, a trade down could still net big rewards.

If the 49ers do not deal down, there will be plenty of intriguing talent in the top ten. SB Nation’s Dan Kadar put together his first 2018 NFL mock draft of the offseason (for 20 teams), and he has a very intriguing pick for the 49ers: Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson. Here’s what Dan had to say about the pick:

A team picking in the top 10 of the draft usually isn’t the hottest team in the NFL at the end of the season, but that’s San Francisco. In this range, the 49ers have some interesting options. With Barkley, Fitzpatrick and Chubb gone, Nelson is arguably the best player available and he fits a need.

Dan has four quarterbacks going in the top six picks. They include Baker Mayfield to the Browns, Josh Rosen to the Giants, Sam Darnold to the Broncos, and Lamar Jackson to the Jets. He then has Josh Allen going No. 17 to the Chargers.

The 49ers have holes on both sides of the ball, but drafting Nelson could lock up one of the guard positions for the foreseeable future. If Joshua Garnett’s return in a slimmed down body improves his play, the 49ers could be set at guard for at least the next four years. It makes a lot of sense for this offensive line.

Who are you eyeing at No. 9 or 10?