Thanks to a final-seconds field goal by a former Bay Area football fixture, the San Francisco 49ers will not have the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
Had ex-Raider Sebastian Janikowski missed the game-winning kick — and had Arizona beat the Seahawks in overtime Sunday — the Niners would have dibs on the presumptive No. 1 selection, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa.
But Seabass' aim was true, earning the 4-12 49ers the runner-up spot to the Cardinals in the April draft sweepstakes.
While the 49ers, Jets and Raiders all had 4-12 records, the 49ers got the No. 2 pick thanks to their anemic strength of schedule. In case of ties, the NFL gives priority to the team that has faced the most inferior opponents.
That dubious distinction went to the Niners, but just barely. Only two thousandths of a percentage point separated 49ers opponents' winning percentage (.504) from the Jets' (.506).