The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders square off Thursday evening in a matchup with draft pick implications. We are only halfway through the season 2019 Kaden Smith Jersey , so plenty will change, but this will shake up the 2019 NFL Draft order, at least for the short term. The current top five draft order is as follows (record and strength of schedule in parenthesis):1. New York Giants (1-7, .508)2. San Francisco 49ers (1-7, .525)3. Oakland Raiders (1-6, .548)4. Buffalo Bills (2-6, .520)5. Arizona Cardinals (2-6, .546)The 49ers lost to the Cardinals last week, and that bumped San Francisco ahead of Arizona in positioning and in their odds for claiming a high pick. Football Outsiders updated their playoff and draft picks odds, and the 49ers are now atop the list for both No. 1 pick odds and top five pick odds. San Francisco has a 32.9 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick, and an 81.6 percent chance at a top five pick. The Cardinals dropped to fifth in No. 1 pick odds (13.7 percent) Kaden Smith San Francisco 49ers Jersey , and second in top five odds (74.0 percent).Oakland arrives in Santa Clara with the second best odds for the No. 1 overall at 17.5 percent. Oakland would likely jump just ahead of the 49ers with a loss, while a 49ers loss would probably bump San Francisco’s odds up over 40 percent, and maybe near 50 percent.We could know a whole lot more about the 49ers draft status in a week and a half after the 49ers have played the Raiders and then Giants. A pair of losses would put the 49ers in prime position for the No. 1 overall pick. On the other hand, if they win both of these games, or at least split them, it will make for a particularly interesting final seven games after the bye week.Just a reminder that there are only two draft order tiebreakers: first is strength of schedule, with weaker getting the higher pick, and second is coin flip at the NFL Combine. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be getting back running back Le’Veon Bell before the end of the 2018 season. Bell had until Tuesday to report to the team, and chose to stay away. He had to report by Tuesday, and by not doing so, he is ineligible to play the rest of the season. The team confirmed the news shortly after the 1 p.m. PT deadline.The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second consecutive year Cheap Deebo Samuel Jersey , and he said he would not play under it. The Steelers could franchise tag him again next offseason, but it would count as the third franchise tag, and thus count as the much higher QB salary. The Steelers could use the cheaper transition tag, but that means they would have right of first refusal on any contract, and get no draft pick compensation if he leaves.Every offseason brings some notable names to free agency, but Bell will be one of the biggest to hit the open market in recent memory. Kirk Cousins was one such option this past offseason, but for his position, Bell is considerably better than Cousins. Bell likely won’t get a fully guaranteed contract like Cousins (unless he signs a short-term deal), but he will be in line for a big pay day.The 49ers are one of the handful of teams with serious cap space next offseason, and were mentioned in odds content related to Bell. However, given the return of Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida’s breakthrough this season Deebo Samuel San Francisco 49ers Jersey , the odds of the 49ers even pursuing Bell seem non-existent.It’s going to be an intriguing March once Bell does hit the market. He is being criticized by some for skipping out on $14.5 million, but he will not hit the market entirely healthy and without one extra year of tread on his tires. We’ve seen college players suffer in the draft after skipping their final year of college, but this is different. Bell is a proven commodity, and given how easily running backs can wear down, this makes a lot of sense in my mind. I don’t know if he’ll get the huge deal he thought he would get, but given the injury risk of playing this season, I don’t blame him for waiting this out to get to the market.