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49ers, Giants square off in yet another game with big draft pick implications

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Another week of 49ers prime time football, another week that could shake up the top of the 2019 NFL Draft order.

The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants hold two of the top three spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order, and their Week 10 Monday Night Football contest could tighten them up, or further cement the Giants at the top of the order.

Heading into the weekend, the Giants hold the No. 1 pick with a 1-7 record, while the 49ers hold the No. 3 pick with a 2-7 record. However, the latest odds from Football Outsiders offer a slightly different view of things following the 49ers win last week over the Raiders.

The 49ers entered last week with the best odds for the No. 1 pick, followed by the Oakland Raiders. Following the 49ers win over the Raiders, San Francisco dropped to fourth. The Raiders hold the top odds, followed by Arizona and Buffalo, and then the 49ers followed by the Giants. Here are the odds for top overall pick and then a top five pick.

1. Oakland Raiders — 37.6%, 87.3%
2. Arizona Cardinals — 15.3%, 70.5%
3. Buffalo Bills — 12.7%, 69.1%
4. San Francisco 49ers — 13.1%, 66.8%
5. New York Giants — 12.8%, 57.2%

I’m surprised they have the odds they do given their remaining schedule. The NFC East is wide open with some not particularly great teams, but the Giants are rather atrocious. They close out their schedule as follows:

@ 49ers
vs. Bucs
@ Eagles
vs. Bears
@ Washington
vs. Titans
@ Colts
vs. Cowboys

The Giants will probably win at least one or two games in there, but would anybody be at all surprised if they lost out their remaining schedule? Yes, there could be some surprises, but they are truly an atrocious football team. Not quite Raiders bad, but still bad. It feels like a top pick, or at least a top three pick is well within their reach.