The San Francisco 49ers look to build upon a budding team with some key picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Follow along with Niner Noise with this live tracker with grades and analysis.
The San Francisco 49ers held the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and elected to kick off this year’s efforts by taking Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the pick.
General manager John Lynch and Co. could have gone one of many different directions with the team’s first pick. There were plenty of needs, such as an edge rusher, cornerback, linebacker, wide receiver or the offensive line.
McGlinchey is a smart investment, especially considering the money spent on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason. And while this pushed back some other pressing needs in the draft, particularly on defense, the move has to be looked at as a smart, safe pick.
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Round 1 took place on Thursday, April 26, while Rounds 2 and 3 were on Friday, April 27. The last day of the draft, Saturday, April 28, saw the final four rounds to close this year’s festivities out.
We’ve given you a detailed preview for what’s on tap for the Niners in this year’s draft already.
Here’s how San Francisco’s draft is panned out:
- 1st round, 9th overall: OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
- 2nd round, 44th overall (from Washington): WR Dante Pettis, Washington
- 3rd round, 70th overall (from Chicago): LB Fred Warner, BYU
- 3rd round, 95th overall (from New England): S Tarvarius Moore, Southern Miss
- 4th round, 128th overall (from Pittsburgh): DE Kentavius Street, NC State
- 5th round, 142nd overall (from Washington): CB D.J. Reed, Kansas State
- 6th round, 184th overall: S Marcell Harris, Florida
- 7th round, 223rd overall (from Miami): DT Jullian Taylor, Temple
- 7th round, 240th overall (from Kansas City): WR Richie James, Middle Tennessee State
Let’s get onto the grades, shall we?