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2019 NFL draft order: 49ers have No. 1 overall pick after Raiders win

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2019 NFL draft order: 49ers have No. 1 overall pick after Raiders win

The 49ers were off Sunday, but they still managed to win when it came to NFL draft positioning.

Thanks to the Raiders' last-second 23-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco is in position to select No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

The 49ers, Raiders and Cardinals all are 2-8 now, but San Francisco holds the first tiebreaker -- the weakest strength of schedule as of Sunday afternoon.

Should the 49ers, Raiders and/or Cardinals have the same strength of schedule, the next tiebreaker is a coin flip. That was the case last season with the 49ers and Raiders, and the Silver and Black selected No. 10 after San Francisco won the toss at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 49ers can inch closer to securing the top pick in Week 12. They travel to Tampa next Sunday to play the Buccaneers, who are one of nine NFL teams with three or fewer victories after Sunday. 

San Francisco last selected No. 1 overall in 2005, when it drafted Utah quarterback Alex Smith. The Raiders had the top pick two years later and took LSU QB JaMarcus Russell. 

Dennis Brown to replace Tim Ryan on radio broadcast for 49ers-Saints

Dennis Brown to replace Tim Ryan on radio broadcast for 49ers-Saints

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The 49ers announced on Thursday that former player Dennis Brown will replace Tim Ryan as the team’s radio analyst for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Ryan was suspended for one game after the organization said it was “disappointed” in his Monday comments on KNBR. Ryan referenced Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s skin color as a factor that contributed to the 49ers defense’s difficulty in defending the read option.

Ryan issued a public apology to Jackson for his choice of words.

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Brown, 52, played seven seasons for the 49ers as a defensive lineman from 1990 to ’96, and was a starter on the team’s Super Bowl-winning team after the 1994 season. He has served as an analyst on KNBR’s pre- and post-game 49ers coverage the past two seasons.

49ers' Marcell Harris, Mike McGlinchey make PFF's Team of the Week

49ers' Marcell Harris, Mike McGlinchey make PFF's Team of the Week

The 49ers lost just their second game of the season last Sunday in a battle against the Ravens in Baltimore, but they still landed two players on Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week. 

PFF awarded one San Francisco player on each side of the ball this past week. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey represented the offense, while safety Marcell Harris represented the defense. 

McGlinchey was phenomenal in the trenches against a stout Ravens defense. At 6-foot-8 and 310 pounds, the former first-round draft pick showed off his athleticism in the 49ers' outside run game, helping prompt running back Raheem Mostert to a career day. 

Mostert, who entered the season as more of a special teams star, rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries. He averaged 7.7 yards per carry, and scored a 40-yard touchdown

McGlinchey earned an 88.4 run-blocking grade from PFF as the 49ers as a whole ran for 174 yards on 29 carries, good for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. The second-year pro had an 88.9 overall grade as he also kept QB Jimmy Garoppolo on his feet all game long. 

While McGlinchey is a former top draft pick, Harris is a whole different story. Taken by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Harris replaced an injured Jaquiski Tartt and made an immediate impact. 

With Ravens QB Lamar Jackson racing down the field, Harris tackled the speedster, ripped the ball out of his hands and recovered the fumble. It was Jackson's first recovered fumble of the year. 

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Harris ended the game with two solo tackles, one assist and the forced/recovered fumble. He earned a 91.0 PFF grade in the loss.

The 25-year-old who was promoted from the practice squad in October, now has six tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery this season.