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2-14, 4th in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As for newly added CB Ahkello Witherspoon, the 49ers are getting a big, physical corner who can play on the outside. Witherspoon is something of a raw prospect who is just scratching the surface of his potential but he flashed plenty of promise at Colorado. Witherspoon led the nation in pass breakups in 2016.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Clearly, the 49ers are willing to be patient to get the pieces they covet. They've passed on quarterbacks through the first two days and they've made a pair of trades that position them well in the 2018 NFL draft. They now have extra picks in the second and third round next year, which gives them a lot of flexibility. What's more, if they can't land someone like Kirk Cousins to be their franchise quarterback and they don't find themselves in position to draft one, they now have the extra trade chips to move up if need be.

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Ahkello Witherspoon finished second in the nation with 23 pass break-ups in 2016, trailing only teammate Tedric Thompson. He was drafted six picks after another Colorado teammate, Chidobe Awuzie.

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49ers add more D with Ahkello Witherspoon

San Francisco drafted its third straight defender, the tall, athletic Colorado CB, who led the nation with 22 pass breakups in 2016.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first pick in the third round, No. 66 overall, the 49ers take Colorado CB Akhello Weatherspoon.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers traded their second third-round pick (No. 67 overall) to the New Orleans Saints for a 2018 second-round pick and a seventh-round choice this year (No. 229 overall). The Niners now are sitting in an enviable position next year with extra second and third-round picks.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Beyond the QB's, plenty of options for the Niners here as well, though the safety market dried up a bit in the second round. Cornerbacks like Akhello Weatherspoon and Desmond King are still on the board. Other players to watch: Toledo RB Kareem Hunt, Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp, Clemson TE Jordan Leggett and Iowa TE George Kittle. Kansas State pass rusher Jordan Willis also still on the board.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have back-to-back picks to open the third round and a whole lot of options. With Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer the only quarterback taken in the second round, the Niners could find their developmental prospect for coach Kyle Shanahan if they wanted to. Some of the signal callers still available as the Niners' pick approaches: Cal's Davis Webb, Pitt's Nathan Peterman, Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs and Miami's Brad Kaaya.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As day two of the NFL draft gets underway, the 49ers have two picks, both in the third round. Those picks are the second and third in that round, Nos. 66 and 67 overall. The Niners have plenty of needs still to fill but look for coach Kyle Shanahan to get his first chance to take at least one offensive player after the heavy defensive emphasis in round one.

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Foster hangs up on Saints for the 49ers (2:12)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have done some redecorating since coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch took over. The locker room is no longer lined up by position group and now has lockers of players from different positions all mixed up. Likewise, there's a new mural in the hallway just before entering the locker room that features some team legends with the slogan "It won't be easy but it will be worth it."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers LB Reuben Foster says he will not need another surgery on his injured right shoulder. He will be limited during organized team activities but he's expecting to be full go for the start of training camp. Foster says he's "on schedule."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

New 49ers DL Solomon Thomas and LB Reuben Foster introduced for the first time at Levi's Stadium.

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Is Friday the day the Browns, 49ers, Saints or Cardinals pick their QB of the future? DeShone Kizer, Joshua Dobbs, Nathan Peterman and Davis Webb lead the best signal-callers available headed into the second night of the NFL draft.

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Ahkello Witherspoon draft highlights (0:46)
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20hMel Kiper Jr.

Day 1 winners, question marks and more

On the first night of the first draft of the John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan era, the 49ers pulled off a heist and got the best value of any team.

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Trubisky, Thomas linked again by trade (0:29)
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21hTodd McShay

Niners had the best first round

Getting Solomon Thomas was a great start. But what stood out most were the additional draft picks GM John Lynch was able to acquire Thursday night.

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.932nd
Rushing Yards126.24th
Points For19.227th
Points Against30.032nd

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