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Grading the Last 10 San Francisco 49ers Drafts
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2011 Round 1 Draft Pick Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers went through a rough patch with their draft selections, which coincided with some down years. In recent history, with Trent Baalke managing the draft, the 49ers have fared much better and the team is on the upswing.

In today's NFL, good drafts are essential to the long-term success of any team. The extremely high price for top free agents, combined with the salary cap, make it tough for teams to stay in the upper echelon of the league without astute drafting.

The 49ers have had their positives and negatives when it comes to the draft. Let's take a close look at their draft results over the past 10 years. I will also assign a grade for each of these draft classes.

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