The San Francisco 49ers lost their seventh-straight game tonight and at 1-7, remain slotted for the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. That's a minor bright spot for a team that has not had much to celebrate this season. Monday night's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks will not have an impact on the 49ers' current spot.
Of course, the number one spot belongs to the winless Cleveland Browns, who lost their ninth-straight game today. How high the 49ers will actually select will be determined by the rest of the season and their final record.
Below is the current draft order, based on playoff seeding (21-32), record, and strength of schedule (SOS), for all 32 first-round spots if the season ended today. Of course, the order of playoff teams would eventually be determined by the completed playoff picture.
|2||San Francisco 49ers||1-7||.508|
|5||New York Jets||3-6||.465|
|6||Tennessee Titans (from Rams)||3-5||.453|
|8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3-5||.500|
|13||San Diego Chargers||4-5||.565|
|16||Cleveland Browns (from Eagles)||4-4||.492|
|17||Green Bay Packers||4-4||.537|
|18||New Orleans Saints||4-4||.553|
|23||New York Giants||5-3||--|
|24||Kansas City Chiefs||6-2||--|
|26||Philadelphia Eagles (from Vikings)||5-3||--|
|32||New England Patriots||7-1||--|
* 21-32 based on projected playoff seeding, not record or strength of schedule
** Trades show the record of the origin team