Fooch’s update: Here is what the top nine picks look like in the 2019 NFL Draft order following Week 11 Sunday Night Football. The strength of schedule numbers will change following Monday Night Football:
1. San Francisco 49ers (2-8, .506)
2. Arizona Cardinals (2-8, .531)
3. Oakland Raiders (2-8. .556)
4. New York Jets (3-7, .491)
5. New York Giants (3-7, .506)
6. Buffalo Bills (3-7, .519)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7, .538)
8. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7, .541)
9. Cleveland Browns (3-6-1, .556)
Hey now, Raiddddduuuuhhhhhsss! The Oakland Raiders looked like they might blow it against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, but they beat them on a last second field goal, and in doing so, moved the San Francisco 49ers into the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Raiders improve to 2-8 with the 23-21 win, and are tied with the 49ers and Cardinals. Strength of schedule is the tiebreaker for draft order, with a coin flip the second tiebreaker. The weakest strength of schedule gets the best pick among the tied teams. Right now, the 49ers have the weaker strength of schedule, followed by Arizona and then Oakland. SOS changes with every game, but heading into Sunday Night Football, only the Jets and Giants have a weaker SOS than the 49ers (among teams with three or fewer wins).
There are still six weeks of football left, so plenty can and probably will change. But this weekend came up aces for the 49ers with both the Raiders and Giants winning. The Giants improved to 3-7 with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Now we wait and see how the 49ers do against a bad Bucs team next week!