After Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers continue to sit at the bottom of the NFC West standings with a 3-8 overall record. The good news in what has otherwise been a disastrous season is that the 49ers will likely have a good draft selection in 2016. Last week, based on record and strength of schedule, the 49ers were penciled in with the sixth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
How high the team will actually select will be determined by the rest of the season and their final record. As of right now, the team is looking to have the fifth overall selection. The Tennessee Titans, who formerly held the number two spot, take over the top spot from the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers still have the Cleveland Browns, who now sit at the number two spot with a loss on Monday night to the Baltimore Ravens, on their upcoming schedule.
Below is the draft order for all 32 first-round spots if the season ended today.
|3||San Diego Chargers||3-8|
|5||San Francisco 49ers||3-8|
|10||New Orleans Saints||4-7|
|11||St. Louis Rams||4-7|
|13||New York Giants||5-6|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5-6|
|19||New York Jets||6-5|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||6-5|
|24||Green Bay Packers||7-4|
|31||New England Patriots*||10-1|
* New England Patriots' selection has been forfeited
** 21-32 based on projected playoff seeding