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2016 Schedule
5-11, 4th in NFC West
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6hMel Kiper

Kiper: Round 1 winners and question marks

As expected, quarterbacks went 1-2 in the NFL draft. But Round 1 wasn't without a few questionable picks. Rounds 2 and 3 continue Friday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

Thumbs up or down: 49ers' first round

San Francisco used a pair of picks on Pac-12 products in the first round. Was DeForest Buckner a solid choice at No. 7? Was it worth trading back into the first round for a guard? Paul Gutierrez answers

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

The 49ers drafted two players in the first round and the first few questions to Chip Kelly were about Colin Kaepernick...who is still a 49er.

49ers make questionable move for Garnett (0:55)

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

The 49ers ranked 31st in my good run blocking rate metric. Joshua Garnett will help improve that rank.


Kiper scouting report: Joshua Garnett

Get to know the newest 49er, No. 28 overall pick Joshua Garnett. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Stanford guard.

49ers choose Joshua Garnett at No. 28

San Francisco traded up for Kansas City's pick at No. 28 and took former Stanford guard Joshua Garnett in the 2016 NFL draft. Results & analysis

Buckner reunites with Chip Kelly (0:46)
Stats & Info

Bio Blast: DeForest Buckner

The 49ers nabbed the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year with the No. 7 overall pick. Buckner recorded 10.5 sacks for the Ducks in 2015.


McShay scouting report: DeForest Buckner

Get to know the newest 49er, No. 7 overall pick DeForest Buckner. Todd McShay breaks down the former Oregon defensive lineman.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers draft Oregon DL DeForest Buckner at No. 7...

49ers take DeForest Buckner at No. 7

San Francisco bolstered its defensive line by taking Oregon's DeForest Buckner with the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Draft results & analysis

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens have selected Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley, leaving the likes of Mississippi tackle Laremy Tunsil, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack and Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner on the board for the 49ers. Or might the Niners trade back?

Mocks: Who will the 49ers draft at No. 7?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think San Francisco will pick at No. 7 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
  • Todd McShay: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
  • Louis Riddick: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.
  • NFL Nation: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

Will the 49ers draft a player from the SEC? (3:11)
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The San Francisco Bruins?

The 49ers may need a quarterback, but they need help elsewhere, too. There may not be a signal-caller available in UCLA's draft class, but it's got just about everything else. If it could, San Francisco would gobble that class up. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

ESPN Stats & Information

Will the 49ers emphasize D under Kelly?

It might not have any bearing on whom San Francisco takes this year, but more than 70 percent of the draft picks during their new head coach's time in Philadelphia were defensive players.

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17hTodd McShay

McShay's best available Day 2 draft prospects

Thirty-one players are off the board, but the cupboard is far from bare. Here are Todd McShay's best available prospects for Day 2 of the NFL draft, including the No. 8 overall player Myles Jack.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Colin Kaepernick is on the field right now at the 49ers voluntary minicamp. He's not throwing because of offseason surgery...but here's still here.

Clayton: Kaepernick to Denver 'unlikely' (0:34)
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1dSharon Katz

Ranking best, worst drafting teams in Round 1

Which teams have cashed in the most with their first-round picks over the past 10 years? Sharon Katz ranks them from 1-32, as Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft approaches Thursday night.

Team Stats

Passing Yards207.329th
Rushing Yards96.521st
Points For14.932nd
Points Against24.218th

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