Brandon Thomas gets to redshirt for the 49ers

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The 49ers closed out the second day of the NFL Draft with the kind of move you could have seen coming weeks ago.

They used the 100th overall pick on Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, who won’t play this year after tearing his ACL in a private workout with the Saints.

The 49ers have plenty of picks, and can afford to born some of them on redshirts, such as running back Marcus Lattimore last year.

Thomas might have reached the second round if he were well, so the 49ers were able to turn a compensatory pick into some potential value in 2015, the kind of move you can make when you flip picks for future choices, and have a few to play with.