49ers can pick as high as third in the 2016 NFL Draft

Dec 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM--


With a 4-11 record, the San Francisco 49ers are currently sitting with the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft heading into a Week 17 matchup with the St. Louis Rams. That could change after Sunday.

With a 49ers loss to the Rams, a San Diego Chargers win over the Denver Broncos, and a Dallas Cowboys win over the Washington Redskins, San Francisco would take possession of the third overall selection. The 49ers, who have the toughest schedule in the NFL, would not be able to climb into the first spot due to strength of schedule and the second spot would be a statistical miracle. A loss at Levi's Stadium would lock up a 2016 NFL Draft selection anywhere between the third overall selection to the fifth overall selection.

A win on Sunday would place the 49ers as high as the fifth overall selection and as low as the eighth overall selection, depending on what happens with other teams.

Below is the draft order, based on playoff seeding (21-32), record, and strength of schedule (SOS), for all 32 (Really 31 since the New England Patriots have forfeited their pick) first-round spots if the season ended today.

Team Record SOS
1 Tennessee Titans 3-12 .493
2 Cleveland Browns 3-12 .529
3 San Diego Chargers 4-11 .511
4 Dallas Cowboys 4-11 .529
5 San Francisco 49ers 4-11 .556
6 Miami Dolphins 5-10 .453
7 Jacksonville Jaguars 5-10 .467
8 Baltimore Ravens 5-10 .489
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-9 .453
10 New York Giants 6-9 .498
11 New Orleans Saints 6-9 .507
12 Philadelphia Eagles 6-9 .520
13 Detroit Lions 6-9 .547
14 Chicago Bears 6-9 .556
15 Buffalo Bills 7-8 .498
16 Oakland Raiders 7-8 .502
17 Indianapolis Colts 7-8 .520
18 St. Louis Rams 7-8 .542
19 Atlanta Falcons 8-7 .476
20 Pittsburgh Steelers 9-6 .529
21 Seattle Seahawks 9-6
22 New York Jets 10-5
23 Kansas City Chiefs 10-5
24 Minnesota Vikings 10-5
25 Washington Redskins 8-7
26 Houston Texans 8-7
27 Green Bay Packers 10-5
28 Cincinnati Bengals 11-4
29 Denver Broncos 11-4
30 Arizona Cardinals 13-2
31 New England Patriots* 12-3
32 Carolina Panthers 14-1

* New England Patriots' selection has been forfeited
** 21-32 based on projected playoff seeding, not record or strength of schedule



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