INDIANAPOLIS – The Raiders and 49ers face off twice this year. The first go-round happened Friday afternoon, when the teams dueled in an epic showdown at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Catching the sarcasm? Good. Was laying it on pretty thick.
Rod Woodson flipped a commemorative coin to determine the No. 9 pick in the NFL draft, the only way to break a tie determined selection order.
The Raiders lost, which means they will pick 10th overall in the draft.
The 49ers will make the ninth pick.
This setup occurred after both teams finished 6-10 last season. That was relatively good news for the 49ers, an awful result for the Silver and Black.
That coin flip will matter far less than the regular season showdown in Santa Clara this fall, but the league played the coin toss up to spice an otherwise mundane combine day.
The teams will alternate draft position in lower rounds, but the 49ers have priority in the first and could have a chance to take someone the Bay Area rivals were hoping for.