The San Francisco 49ers have focused on the draft to build their roster. However, in the past two years, they have added only one impact player, safety Eric Reid, to their roster.
General manager Trent Baalke must have a good draft this year, as the 49ers have salary-cap problems and are losing much more to free agency than they're adding.
The 49ers have six selections in the first three rounds of a very deep draft and 11 picks overall. There are several good players available, especially at cornerback and wide receiver, two positions of need.
Here is a current breakdown of the 49ers' selections:
Round 1: No. 30 overall
Round 2: No. 56 and No. 61
Round 3: No. 77 and No. 94, plus compensatory pick No. 100
Round 4: No. 129
Round 5: No. 170
Round 7: No. 242, No. 243 and No. 245
With so many picks, look for Baalke to make some deals, especially early on, to make sure he gets the players he truly covets.
In this article, we will look at the ideal selection for the 49ers with each of their picks in the first three rounds.
All scouting combine results are courtesy of cbssports.com.
All stats courtesy of sports-reference.com.