Niner Noise keeps tabs on the San Francisco 49ers’ actions in the 2020 NFL Draft, breaking down each selection as it happens with grades and in-depth analysis.
The 2020 NFL Draft is of extreme importance to the San Francisco 49ers. While this is inherently true for every season, this year’s class will look to solve a number of key problems the defending NFC champions will face heading into a campaign where they look to keep their Super Bowl window open this season and beyond.
For weeks, there have been all kinds of speculation and rumors. Mock drafts, prospect fits and breakdowns have become the norm, only to see all that come to a crashing end on Thursday night when Round 1 of the NFL Draft kicks off.
General manager John Lynch entered the draft with seven picks at his disposal, including two in the first round. Yet the team didn’t have any selections between Rounds 2 through 4, which prompted a lot of talk of a would-be trade down at some/multiple points in the draft.
Entering the draft, the 49ers’ picks were as follows:
- Round 1, No. 13 overall (from Indianapolis)
- Round 1, No. 31 overall
- Round 5, No. 157 overall (from Denver)
- Round 5, No. 177 overall
- Round 6, No. 211 overall
- Round 7, No. 218 overall (from Detroit)
- Round 7, No. 246 overall
Two trades happened in Round 1, as the Niners moved down a spot from No. 13 overall, then up to No. 25 overall. And while Lynch was quiet on day two of the draft, day three was awfully active with trades, retirements and shakeups.
So, with the draft moving forward, Niner Noise tracks all of San Francisco’s moves throughout the draft, assigning grades and immediate analysis for each one of the team’s picks throughout the entirety of the 2020 NFL Draft.