49ers win the coin toss for the ninth pick

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John Lynch joked yesterday that he couldn’t wait to see his old coach Jon Gruden, and “competing with him in that coin toss tomorrow.”

And the 49ers General Manager got one over on his old boss Friday.

The NFL tossed a coin to settle the draft order tie between the teams, and the 49ers won to claim the ninth overall pick. The Raiders will pick 10th.

The two teams were tied with 6-10 records and had identical strength of schedule marks, necessitating the old school approach, with Rod Woodson tossing the coin at the Combine.

They’ll alternate slots in later rounds, and the 49ers second-rounder which goes to the Patriots to complete the Jimmy Garoppolo trade will be 43rd overall.

34 responses to “49ers win the coin toss for the ninth pick

  1. the pats are the losers. The Niners were projected to pick 2nd overall. 5 wins later, Jimmy G sent his old team down to the 9th spot at least. And now the loss by the Raiders sent the pick down one more slot to 10th.

  2. win win for the 49ers. They get the 9th spot in the first round. The pick they have to give the Patriots in the second round is the 10th spot, then they are back to #9 for the 3rd round. Nice job Lynch!!

  3. Hahaha the Patriots gave up Jimmy G for the 42nd prospect in this years draft. Well played

  4. omeimontis says:
    March 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    If Al Davis were still alive, he would probably claim that the NFL rigged the coin toss.
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    The funny thing is that it is

  5. Jon Gruden didn’t notice that the coin had San Francisco on one side and Forty Niners on the other.

  6. .
    In this chaotic QB driven draft, don’t be surprised if pick #9 becomes coveted by a bevy of teams.

  7. They never even showed the stupid coin land on the ground? Disappeared behind their stupid news scroller, shady!

  8. To all of you that say it was rigged….. You do know that it was on TV, right? They showed both sides of the coin and someone flipped it and Lynch and Gruden were right there watching. Some of you people with your conspiracy theories.

  9. Just the Raiders luck. I told my people weeks ago the Raiders would lose the toss. Just the Raider mojo, it’s weird. 49ers select Roquan Smith, Jon and Reggie vomit.

  10. Yeah but the 49ers are better than the Seahawks. That’s why they’re picking 9th.

    I hear Lynch asked if he could defer after winning the coin toss.

  11. The Sanctuary City 49ers are going to be a fun group to watch, when they are not protesting.

  12. floriosbaldspot says:
    March 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    Hahaha the Patriots gave up Jimmy G for the 42nd prospect in this years draft. Well played


    it was the 42nd pick AND about $137M, or a minimum of $24M this year in just in cap.

    You make it sound like the Pats could just keep him “for free”, which is not the case and shows no understanding of the NFL.

    He was great, I loved him and wish him all the best, but not at that price while we still have a healthy young Tom Brady. Hopefully, he stays healthy, which was hard for him to do in Foxboro.

  13. I love a “coin” toss phrase- Why don’t they really call it what it is….an object made by the nfl that has two sides to it, but will come 100% of the time on one side….if they wanted it to be fair, they would do a “coin” toss……raiders now have lost 9 “nfl objects thrown in the air” consecutively.

  14. omeimontis says:
    March 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    I bet John Lynch can get the Raiders to trade up to the 9th spot by giving up their second round pick.
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    I betcha the niners will trade up to draft a player that all other teams will pass on , and that player will get arrested, and will be suspended by the NFL in 2018

  15. Uh, I’m not saying it was rigged, but just because they showed it on t.v. doesn’t mean they couldn’t have weighted the coin in some way giving the 49ers an advantage.

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