The highly anticipated coin toss took place this morning between the Titans and Panthers at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Both teams wanted the Titans to win, but I have confirmed the toss did not involve a two-headed nickel. But both teams got their wish, meaning the Titans get the No. 16 slot in the first round. Because the 49ers acquired the Panthers’ top pick a year ago,
The 49ers’ first-round draft picks are scheduled for No. 13 and No. 17 on Thursday, April 22.
The reason the Panthers wanted
If you’re keeping score at home, I projected this occurrence in my first mock draft. In fact, I correctly projected two of the three coin tosses. (I was correct on Jaguars over Broncos, and Titans over 49ers, but failed miserably to anticipate the Falcons winning their 19/20 toss over the Texans.
UPDATE: Aside from selecting one spot back in the first round, the result of the coin toss means the 49ers can sign the No. 17 overall selection to a contract no longer than five seasons. For picks 1-16, a contract can be no longer than six years. Picks 17-32 can sign contracts no longer than five years, and for picks from 33 to the end of the draft, four seasons is the maximum contract length.
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