San Francisco 49ers Day 3 2014 NFL Draft Primer

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San Francisco 49ers Day 3 2014 NFL Draft Primer
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The San Francisco 49ers were highly active on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft.

If the San Francisco 49ers were content with sitting at No. 30 in Round 1, while Rounds 2 and 3 on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft saw the 49ers execute a plethora of moves that totaled four picks over the course of the combined rounds.

The 49ers still have a total of seven picks remaining in this year's draft, per

Coming into the draft, speculation pointed toward San Francisco targeting a wide receiver and a cornerback early and, perhaps, often.

With five selections now in the books, the 49ers have drafted neither. Instead, the team has made a number of different moves—some of which make sense, while others can be perceived as a bit of a stretch.

Considering all that transpired in San Francisco's camp on Day 2, what should we expect from general manager Trent Baalke and the 49ers' front office on the third and final day of the NFL draft?

There are still a number of plausible wide receiver and cornerback prospects remaining if San Francisco elects to go that route. The seven remaining picks give Baalke the means necessary to continue trading up—or down—as he desires.

Or should the 49ers continue to go with the theory of selecting the best available player on the board when their number is called?

While Days 1 and 2 often provide the biggest names and hype found during the draft, the proverbial "diamonds in the rough" can be found later on on Day 3. 

With Rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7 looming, let us prepare ourselves for the 49ers' plan of attack as they look to put the finishing pieces on what has already been one of the more intriguing drafts in recent memory.


Statistics, records and accolades courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.comand unless otherwise indicated. Contractual information courtesy of

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