Niner Noise breaks down the full 49ers 2022 NFL Draft order with all of their picks between Rounds 1 through 7, which you’ll want to know this April.
It’s been an awfully long time since the San Francisco 49ers didn’t have a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. In fact, you’d have to go back all the way to the 1996 draft (the same year the Niners selected Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens in Round 3) to find the last time the team was inactive in Round 1.
But that’ll likely be the case in the 2022 NFL Draft where San Francisco is without a first-round selection, at least currently, thanks to last year’s aggressive trade-up to the No. 3 overall pick that resulted in landing quarterback Trey Lance.
Nevertheless, 49ers general manager John Lynch still currently has nine selections at his disposal, including four compensatory picks.
And while the Niners will have to wait until day two of the draft to make their first selection, barring some sort of move back into Round 1, Lynch and Co. will still nevertheless look to have some home-run selections on draft day.
Here’s a list of San Francisco’s total picks for the 2022 NFL Draft.
49ers 2022 NFL Draft order, Rounds 1-7
The 49ers sent their original first-round pick for 2022 (and 2023, for that matter) to the Miami Dolphins as part of last year’s trade-up for Lance, and that pick was subsequently traded to the Kansas City Chiefs as part of Miami’s blockbuster move for wide receiver Tyreek Hill earlier this offseason.
The Chiefs will now be picking at No. 30 overall in Round 1.
49ers Round 1 NFL Draft picks
49ers Round 2 NFL Draft picks
- No. 61 overall
49ers Round 3 NFL Draft picks
- No. 93 overall
- No. 105 overall (compensatory)
49ers Round 4 NFL Draft picks
- No. 134 overall
49ers Round 5 NFL Draft picks
- No. 172 overall
49ers Round 6 NFL Draft picks
- No. 187 overall (from Denver Broncos)
- No. 220 overall (compensatory)
- No. 221 overall (compensatory)
49ers Round 7 NFL Draft picks
- No. 262 overall (compensatory)
The Niners initially received five compensatory selections, three for net losses of qualifying players in NFL free agency during the 2021 offseason and an additional two for minority hires of assistants. The latter two resulted in third-round picks being awarded, one of which went to the Dolphins as part of last year’s trade for Lance.
San Francisco’s trade of linebacker Jonas Griffith to the Broncos just before the start of the 2021 regular season also involved a pick-swap trade-up from Round 7 into Round 6.
When is the 2022 NFL Draft?
The 2022 NFL Draft will kick off on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. ET from Paradise, Nevada.
Each of Round 1’s selections will be announced on Thursday night, while Rounds 2 and 3 will be announced on Friday, April 29, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Day three of the draft, which kicks off on Saturday, April 30 at 12 p.m. ET, will feature the remainder of the draft, Rounds 4 through 7.
Can teams trade picks during the NFL Draft?
It’s awfully common for teams to trade up or down in the middle of the NFL Draft. Years ago, this was limited solely to teams’ inherited picks, and compensatory selections weren’t allowed to be traded.
However, that rule has since changed. And as San Francisco’s 2021 trade package for Lance revealed, it’s now OK for teams to also include compensatory picks as part of a trade.
All it takes is one draft-day trade to completely shake up the course of events.
As always, be sure to stay tuned to Niner Noise for complete coverage and analysis of the 2022 NFL Draft.