49ers Niner Noise Podcast: Making sense of NFL Draft, Deebo Samuel stays put

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In this edition of the Niner Noise Podcast, we break down the 49ers’ entirety of actions in the 2022 NFL Draft, including not trading Deebo Samuel.

NFL Draft season is always a fun time, and the San Francisco 49ers have surely made the headlines in each of the last two years.

In 2021, the big question was which quarterback they’d take at No. 3 overall, eventually answered with the selection of Trey Lance.

In 2022, however, the biggest point of wonder was whether or not the Niners would trade All-Pro Deebo Samuel in the wake of his frustrations with the team and subsequent trade request. And despites not having a first-round pick, all speculation pointed to San Francisco possibly doing so in Round 1.

Well, the 49ers did no such move.

Rebuffing the offers is something your hosts of FanSided’s Niner Noise Podcast, contributor Robert Morrison and myself, Niner Noise associate editor Peter Panacy, chatted up on the latest edition.

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According to multiple reports, the Niners did receive intriguing offers for Samuel, one from the Detroit Lions and another from the New York Jets, but neither was apparently enough to convince general manager John Lynch and Co. to bite.

Probably a good thing, as there’s a chance Samuel’s relationship with San Francisco is now on the mend.

Niner Noise breaks down 49ers’ 2022 NFL Draft class, UDFA haul

The 49ers brought in nine players via the draft, albeit none in Round 1:

  1. Round 2, No. 61 overall: EDGE Drake Jackson, USC
  2. Round 3, No. 93 overall: RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU
  3. Round 3, No. 105 overall: WR Danny Gray, SMU
  4. Round 4, No. 134 overall: OL Spencer Burford, UTSA
  5. Round 5, No. 172 overall: CB Samuel Womack, Toledo
  6. Round 6, No. 187 overall: OL Nick Zakelj, Fordham
  7. Round 6, No. 220 overall: DT Kalia Davis, UCF
  8. Round 6, No. 221 overall: CB Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State
  9. Round 7, No. 262 overall: QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State

Highlighted by Jackson, followed by the modest mid-draft excitement for offensive line reinforcements and a very fast wide receiver, the Niner Noise Podcast fell in line with a lot of other critiques of the Niners’ draft class, particularly that Round 3 selection of yet another running back, Davis-Price.

However, one could make the argument they made up for it with an excellent haul of undrafted free agents, including very draftable players in ASU center Dohnovan West, Mercer guard Jason Poe and Texas A&M safety Leon O’Neal Jr.

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