49ers take Solomon Thomas after trading down to the third spot

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The 49ers were among the draft’s early winners, before they even took a pick.

After trading down one spot, the 49ers used the third overall selection to take Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

He adds to a line which has seen big investments lately. They’ve used their last two first-rounders on DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead.

Along with the picks they added, it gives them a solid foundation from which to build this year.

The 49ers were initially second in order, but the Bears were desperate to move up to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. So the 49ers gained Chicago’s third- and fourth-rounders this year and next year’s third to move down a spot.

7 responses to “49ers take Solomon Thomas after trading down to the third spot

  1. jshawaii22 says:
    Apr 27, 2017 8:41 PM

    Now they’re only 12 players away from contending with The Seahawks.

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    seattles inferiority complex with San Francisco is staggering.

    Onto the pick, I’m not thrilled. Yes pass rusher is a need but our linebacking corp is truly depleted and would have hoped they snagged Reuben Foster then go pass rusher in the second. Such is life

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  2. The Niners probably had multiple offers from different teams for their #2 overall pick. Otherwise they couldn’t have gotten Chicago to give up so much to move up one slot. They can tell the Bears, hey we got this offer from team X to move up, can you match or better them? Chicago is afraid that team X may pick Trubisky.

  3. The Niners have had very few good pass rushers since their last Super Bowl. They went to the Super Bowl when they had Aldon Smith. Don’t forget, Denver won their SB with a great pass rush.

  4. BraceForImpact says:
    Apr 27, 2017 8:47 PM

    Onto the pick, I’m not thrilled. Yes pass rusher is a need but our linebacking corp is truly depleted and would have hoped they snagged Reuben Foster then go pass rusher in the second. Such is life
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    Are you thrilled yet?

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