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2016 NFL Draft Order: Raiders knocking on door to top ten pick

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After last week's loss and the Raiders at 5-7 with their playoff hopes a fleeting thought, it's now time to start thinking about their place in the draft order. At this moment, that sport is pick number 13. Here is the top half of the draft as it stands now:

1. Cleveland Browns: 2-10 (.531 strength of schedule)
2. Tennessee Titans: 3-9 (.495 SOS)
3. San Diego Chargers: 3-9 (.526 SOS)
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: 4-8 (.484 SOS)
5. Baltimore Ravens: 4-8 (.505 SOS)
6. New Orleans Saints: 4-8 (.521 SOS)
7. San Francisco 49ers: 4-8 (.526 SOS - 3-7 in conference, 0-5 in division)
8. Dallas Cowboys: 4-8 (.526 SOS - 3-7 in conference, 3-2 in division)
9. Detroit Lions: 4-8 (.526 SOS - 3-5 in conference, 2-3 in division)
10. St. Louis Rams: 4-8 (.526 SOS - 3-5 in conference, 3-1 in division)
11. Miami Dolphins: 5-7 (.474 SOS)
12. New York Giants: 5-7 (.500 SOS)

13. Oakland Raiders: 5-7 (.510 SOS)

14. Philadelphia Eagles: 5-7 (.510 SOS)
15. Chicago Bears: 5-7 (.526 SOS)
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-6 (.474 SOS)

To see the entire 2016 current draft order, click here.

An interesting observation is that four of the top five teams in the draft order are four of the Raiders five wins this season.

As you can see, the Raiders are currently tied with four other teams at 5-7. Their strength of schedule puts them right in the middle of that group. Picking at 13 overall would be their lowest chosen first round pick since 2005 when they selected Fabian Washington at 23rd overall.

Even more teams are sitting tied at 4-8. Seven teams to be exact, and there are four teams below them in the draft order who are tied at 6-6. Which means a win, loss, or a gust of wind could sway the Raiders between being outside the top 15 to inside the top five. And with the Raiders headed to Denver next week, they are more likely to rise in this order before they fall.

It considerably unlikely there will be this many teams with the same record by the end of the season, so you can expect this order will change a great deal by then.