San Francisco 49ers: Analyzing NFC West draft classes from 2023

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With the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks boasting multiple first-round draft picks, the NFC West just became tougher for the San Francisco 49ers.

With the NFL Draft over and teams rounding out their rosters with the undrafted free agent signing period, it's time to take a look at the NFC West as we now look forward to training camp.

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Last season two teams made the playoffs in the NFC West: the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. They would do battle on Wild Card weekend with the Niners prevailing 41-23 and ending the Hawks' season.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams were among the worst teams in the NFL last season. The Cardinals underachieved all year before an injury to quarterback Kyler Murray relegated them to that worst status, while LA finally paid the price of sacrificing the future for a Super Bowl with the worst follow-up season by a Super Bowl winner in NFL history.

While the Rams didn't feature on Day 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cardinals and Seahawks both boasted two first-round selections, including top-10 selections. Even without a pick on Thursday night, Los Angeles still made some big selections that could change the NFC West.

We'll be taking a look at the draft classes of the NFC West, taking a look at what immediate impact they might bring to the NFC West as well as any intriguing picks to look out for down the line.

Of course, we'll be doing exactly the same with the 49ers.

So let's inspect the draft classes, how everyone did and exactly what that means for the NFC West in 2023. We'll do it by divisional order last season, just so that San Francisco can go first.