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2015 NFL Draft order: Raiders firmly hold No. 1 pick; Jim Harbaugh trade rumors complicate things

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Oakland is the only team with a single win after Jacksonville won on Sunday. If the Raiders make a move for Jim Harbaugh, though, things could get interesting.

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The Oakland Raiders inched closer to having the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by losing to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. That makes Oakland the only team with one win on the season. While strength of schedule tiebreakers had Oakland at No. 1 before Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars' win gives the Raiders an easier path to the first pick.

Update: Read our NFL Draft 2015 positional rankings.

What happens with the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh could complicate the draft order, however. There was a report early Sunday that the 49ers could opt to trade Harbaugh after the season and the Raiders may be interested.

This wouldn't be the first time in recent history that draft picks were exchanged for a coach. In 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up two first-round picks and two second-round picks to get Jon Gruden. In 2000, the New England Patriots gave up a first-round pick to hire Bill Belichick from the Jets. The teams also exchanged picks later in the draft.

If the cost for Harbaugh is a first-round pick, is giving up the No. 1 overall pick too rich for the talent-deficient Raiders?

Current 2015 NFL Draft order (will be updated after Monday’s game):

1. Oakland Raiders: 1-11 (.602 strength of schedule)
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2-10 (.484 SOS)
3. Tennessee Titans: 2-10 (.495 SOS)
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: 2-10 (.518 SOS)
5. New York Jets: 2-10 (.553 SOS)
6. Washington Redskins: 3-9 (.490 SOS)
7. New York Giants: 3-9 (.521 SOS)
8. Carolina Panthers: 3-8-1 (.510 SOS)
9. Minnesota Vikings: 5-7 (.484 SOS
10. New Orleans Saints: 5-7 (.489 SOS)
11. Chicago Bears: 5-7 (.521 SOS)
12. St. Louis Rams: 5-7 (.537 SOS)
13. Houston Texans: 6-6 (.442 SOS)
14. Cleveland Browns: 7-5 (.458 SOS)
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: 7-5 (.468 SOS
16. Baltimore Ravens: 7-5 (.492 SOS)
17. Miami Dolphins: 7-5 (.505 SOS)
18. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): 7-5 (.527 SOS)
19. San Francisco 49ers: 7-5 (.532 SOS)
20. Dallas Cowboys: 8-4 (.453 SOS)

Team projected to make the playoffs:

21. Atlanta Falcons: 5-7 (.474 SOS)
22. Kansas City Chiefs: 7-4 (.511 SOS)
23. Indianapolis Colts: 8-4 (.471 SOS)
24. Detroit Lions: 8-4 (.474 SOS)
25. San Diego Chargers: 8-4 (.505 SOS)
26. Seattle Seahawks: 8-4 (.537 SOS)
27. Cincinnati Bengals: 8-3-1 (.487 SOS)
28. Philadelphia Eagles: 9-3 (.458 SOS)
29. Denver Broncos: 8-3 (.543 SOS)
30. Green Bay Packers: 9-3 (.489 SOS
31. Arizona Cardinals: 9-3 (.516 SOS)
32. New England Patriots: 9-3 (.524 SOS)

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