5 Players the San Francisco 49ers Should Target on Day 3

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5 Players the San Francisco 49ers Should Target on Day 3
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Jesse Williams would be the final piece of the puzzle to bolster the defensive line.

The San Francisco 49ers have addressed several needs in the first two days of the draft. By moving up to take Eric Reid, with the 18th overall selection, the 49ers believe they have the player who will replace Dashon Goldson at safety.

On Friday, the 49ers selected defensive end Tank Carradine, who suffered a torn ACL late in the 2012 season. Prior to the injury, Carradine had 11 sacks in 11 games. Carradine should be able to spell Ray McDonald or Justin Smith in the upcoming season.

The 49ers lost backup tight end Delanie Walker in the free-agent market. With their second pick in Round 2, Vance McDonald was selected to fill the void created by the departure of Walker.

In Round 3, the 49ers traded up to pick Corey Lemonier, a defensive end from Auburn. Lemonier projects as a pass-rushing linebacker in much the same mold as Aldon Smith.

The 49ers filled important needs in the first two days of the draft, but they still have other areas that can be shored up.

Looking at Day 3, the 49ers currently have eight selections. Look for GM Trent Baalke to bundle some of these picks to move up, as there are still several players remaining who can help the team.

The 49ers have two picks in Round 4, numbers 31 and 34. They have one pick, number 24, in Round 5. In the sixth round,the 49ers have the fifth and 12th pick. In the seventh round, the 49ers have the 31st, 40th and 46th picks.

With four players already picked, look for the 49ers to bundle some of their remaining picks to move up as much as possible to select players they covet. Let's take a look at five players that would be great fits for the 49ers.

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