In a span of six drafts, the Niners selected three players who would become arguably the greatest players ever at their respective positions. They helped the 49ers win five Super Bowls in a 14-year stretch.
Naturally, those three players are found at the top of this list, but deciding the rest was no easy task.
When compiling this list, I automatically eliminated players who did/have not played at least four seasons for the Niners.
This means Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman and Colin Kaepernick were not considered.
The order is based mainly on stats and effect on the field. To break up ties, playoff success was weighed into the equation.
Also, considering some of these players retired well before I was born, I relied heavily on Pro-Football-Reference.com's career approximated value.
Read on for a trip down memory lane, 49ers style.