49ers back into top pick

By | November 6, 2017

49ers back into top pick for now, Browns #2, Giants #3 in weekly draft order … With Cleveland on its bye last weekend, San Francisco moved up into the #1 slot in the proverbial ‘if the draft were held this week’ selection order for the opening round of the 2018 draft after the 49ers dropped to 0-9 with a loss to Arizona on Sunday. However, because the 49ers’ current strength of schedule is significantly higher than that of Cleveland the Browns will go back to #1 if they lose their make up game. Meanwhile, the Giants stay at #3 after getting drubbed by the resurgent LA Rams on Sunday. And there will be some kind of shake up in the early selection order next week when the Giants play in San Francisco. The one change in the top 5 picks has Tampa Bay, now the league’s only two-win team moving up to #4, while Indianapolis, which upset Houston, dropped down to #5. Here’s the full, updated selection order for the opening round of the 2018 draft if the draft were to be held this week. And as we note every week, the strength of schedules referred to in the table include all 16 teams on each team’s schedule rather than just the games they have played to date.