49ers NFL Draft 2022: Live tracker, updates and pick-by-pick grades

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks on stage to kick off the 2022 NFL Draft (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks on stage to kick off the 2022 NFL Draft (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) /
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The 49ers look to find their next top-notch rookie class via the 2022 NFL Draft, and Niner Noise tracks each pick and analyses it right here.

Months of speculation, too many mock drafts, analyzing and over-analyzing prospects and guessing what the San Francisco 49ers are going to do has led to this: the 2022 NFL Draft and what exactly general manager John Lynch and Co.’s actions will be by the time it concludes on Saturday.

While any draft season is always exciting, it’s potentially sad for this year’s cast of Niners rookies that their respective selections are likely to be overshadowed by all the news of All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel not wanting to play in San Francisco anymore in the wake of his trade request.

No first-round trade materialized, though, all but signaling Samuel isn’t going anywhere.

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Regardless, the chances for collegiate prospects to go pro is still an amazing process, and one can only hope the 49ers wind up with even more draft-day gems.

49ers initial list of 2022 NFL Draft picks

The Niners entered the 2022 NFL Draft with nine selections, minus the Round 1 pick they traded off to acquire quarterback Trey Lance in last year’s draft. Barring any notable trades, they won’t be selecting until No. 61 overall at the very tail end of Round 2.

  • Round 1: None
  • Round 2: No. 61 overall
  • Round 3: No. 93 overall
  • Round 3: No. 105 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 4: No. 134 overall
  • Round 5: No. 172 overall
  • Round 6: No. 187 overall (from Broncos)
  • Round 6: No. 220 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 6: No. 221 overall (compensatory)
  • Round 7: No. 262 overall (compensatory)

Lynch has made it a habit to trade around the draft a lot, so don’t automatically expect each one of these picks to directly correlate to a San Francisco selection.

What’s the best way to keep track of that? Staying right here, of course, as we dish out live updates both on this 49ers draft-day tracker with grades, running from April 28 through 30, and check out ninernoise.com for even further analysis on every pick.

Note: Please refresh your browser not long after every San Francisco selection for updates.