Best remaining players for 49ers on Day 3 of NFL Draft

San Francisco 49ers, 2024 NFL Draft
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It's been an eventful week for the San Francisco 49ers amidst the 2024 NFL Draft.

While the Niners have been busy chugging their way through the draft, rumors have continued to swirl in regards to wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel and whether they could be traded.

On Day 1 of the draft, a report even leaked about the organization attempting to trade into the top 10 picks at the expense of dealing Aiyuk or Samuel, but general manager John Lynch would later downplay those rumors, stating there were never any trade talks involving the two of them.

Those comments also came after the Niners drafted Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall no. 31 overall in the first round.

In any event, the Niners would go on to draft Florida State defensive back Renardo Green in the second round, followed by selecting Kansas offensive lineman Dominick Puni in Round 3. Now, San Francisco enters Day 3 with two picks in the fourth round (nos. 132 and 135), one pick in the fifth (no. 176), two picks in the sixth (nos. 211 and 215) and one pick in the seventh (no. 251).

Best players available for San Francisco in Rounds 4-7

Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State
Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina
Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas
Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson
Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State
Cam Hart, CB, Notre Dame
Christian Jones, OT, Texas

With a pair of picks in the fourth round, the Niners have some ammo to move up for one of the top players still on the board, should they see them as 'can't-miss' prospects. Could one of the top linebackers interest Lynch and company? Both Cedric Gray and Jeremiah Trotter Jr. could have gone much earlier, and either one of them could be strong additions to an already-elite defensive group.

The most-likely candidate for San Francisco to trade up for, though, might be Texas offensive tackle Christian Jones. With Puni coming in more fitting at right guard, the Niners could go up and get Jones who might be able to snag the starting right tackle spot if all goes perfectly.

With six picks to work with in total on Day 3, the 49ers are far from done. Will they make any notable trades up or down?