The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off this week, and Niner Noise breaks down what 49ers fans need to know as their team engineers through this crucial period.
Outside of the Super Bowl, few single events on the pro football calendar create as much buzz and excitement as the annual NFL Draft each and every spring.
For those of us on the older side, remember when the draft wasn’t much of a spectacle at all? Good times. Glad that’s changed.
We’re not here for a history lesson, though. Instead, let’s focus on the San Francisco 49ers and what their plan of attack will be over the course of the three days of the NFL Draft itself, which kicks off on Thursday, April 28 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Niners have had plenty of offseason storylines already, some of them good while others aren’t so much. A year ago, San Francisco was the talk of the league leading up to the draft after aggressively trading up to No. 3 overall, leading to the high-profile Round 1 selection of quarterback Trey Lance.
There could easily be other draft-day trades general manager John Lynch and Co. could make in this year’s draft, too, some arguably predictable and others potentially unforeseen.
With just over 24 hours to go before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls the top-selecting Jacksonville Jaguars’ number to kickstart the draft, we need to break down everything 49ers fans need to know about their team and what to expect.
Starting off with which picks the Niners actually own. Let’s begin.