NFL Draft First Round Headlines

Published on April 28, 2017

John Lynch Looks Brilliant

One of the biggest winners of the draft was 49ers general manager John Lynch. The Niners dropped one spot from second overall to third and still got the guy they wanted: Solomon Thomas. San Francisco swapped picks with the Bears, and in the process got a lot more in return (three additional picks). But wait, there’s more. Late in the first round, the 49ers traded back up using the fourth round pick they got from the Bears and grabbed Alabama’s, Reuben Foster. If there was one team that aced the first round it was clearly the 49ers. Not bad at all for a first year GM.

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