49ers get two more third-round compensatory picks after Titans hire Ran Carthon

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The 49ers continue to benefit from developing a diverse group of coaches and personnel executives.

In 2020 the NFL implemented a new rule to try to incentivize teams to develop minority coaches and executives, which rewarded any team with two third-round compensatory picks if a minority was hired away from their franchise to become another team’s head coach or General Manager.

That means the 49ers will get third-round compensatory picks in the 2023 and 2024 NFL drafts after the Titans hired 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon as their new General Manager.

For the 49ers, this rule has become a regular source of third-round draft picks. The 49ers also received third-round compensatory picks when the Commanders hired Martin Mayhew as General Manager, when the Jets hired Robert Saleh as head coach and when the Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel as head coach.

The 49ers could still add to their compensatory picks if defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is hired as a head coach this year.

43 responses to “49ers get two more third-round compensatory picks after Titans hire Ran Carthon

  1. So what you’re really saying is the 49ers are the only diverse front office that is actually developing talent that other teams covet.

  2. this is a result of the good ol’ boys only hiring people from the majority for decades. A change was needed.

  3. Not really a fair rule. I’d put people of just color on my staff to have the opportunity to pick up picks at the end of every season. Diversity should come naturally. This is forced and compensated.

  4. Ridiculous. Next thing you know they’ll be taking away draft picks for hiring white people.

  5. The trick is nobody’s going to hire someone just because they’re a minority. They’ll only hire them if they feel they’re worth hiring as GM or HC. You can’t fault the 49ers for continuing what Bill Walsh started decades ago in trying to hire and groom minority talent. He was ahead of the NFL and the 49ers are just continuing in that tradition. Nobody’s forcing other teams to hire away their minority talent. They’re choosing to do this and that happens when people perceive you’ve got a good thing going and they want in on it

  6. If the system were FAIR, we wouldn’t need this. But it isn’t and we do. I’m so proud of the 49ers for not only winning, but winning while developing talent across the racial spectrum and developing great succession plans.

  7. lowlyfinfan88 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 7:31 pm
    Not really a fair rule. I’d put people of just color on my staff to have the opportunity to pick up picks at the end of every season. Diversity should come naturally. This is forced and compensated.
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    Lol!! So you are saying that the niners hired all these minority coaches/personnel regardless of whether they were any good or had potential just so that they get compensatory picks when they get poached??
    I guess with those non-talented people were there and despite that the niners roster is that good.
    What a contorted thinking.

    Dude- you don’t hire bad people with the idea that one day they will fool other franchises to get bad people.

  8. Forced diversity rocks! In any other place of employment this would be illegal and racist. Mabey it would be better to give everyone a chance who is qualified instead of hiring a bunch of people based on skin color or what’s between their legs. Mabey it’s just me, forget all nonsense, just hire the most qualified people for whatever job needs to be done.

  9. When are they going to be required to hire minority kickers? Cowboys could use one.

  10. So do the Raiders get reparation picks for doing what was right and hiring/playing the best people for job before it was socially acceptable? The greatness of Al Davis.

    1) First minority QB
    2) First minority HC (Hispanic)
    3) First minority HC (Black)
    4) First female head front office executive
    5) First openly gay player rostered

  11. The Niners are hiring talented people. They are being poached because they are good at their jobs. Do you really think other teams are hiring Niners staff because they want the Niners to get more draft picks? Hate makes you stupid.

  12. Apparently discrimination only goes one way…

    I find the NFL and media’s fixation on race off-putting, forced and insulting. Are they really saying that clubs are passing on good quality personnel simply because they’re black, and therefore have to force their hands? That’s insulting to everyone involved. It paints the owners racists and African Americans as victims who can’t help themselves.

  13. Doesn’t this sort of disincentivize certain hires at this point? If you are on the fence between 2 candidates and hiring one would give one of your rivals an extra 3rd round pick (and effectively move you down one spot in each subsequent round) your team would benefit from hiring the non-minority.

  14. 49ers thought with these hires & them taking Trey Lance that in return would receive three 1st round compensatory picks.

  15. So what exactly are the qualifications for being an NFL GM/Headcoach? Can you also please explain exactly why each of these minority candidates do not meet the criteria? If you can do that quit crying over white men getting only 80% of the opportunities instead 100%. The NFL had 80 years before the Rooney Rule to hire the “most qualified candidates” and failed to do so.

  16. Gee this seems like the real definition of racism but that’s just me. Cant we just hire the best person for the job regardless of color?

  17. Bill Walsh started a program back in the eighties promoting diversity. Dennis Green, Ray Rhodes to name a few.

  18. Why these teams don’t go after Will McCkay of the cowboys and want to keep raiding our front office and coaches is beyond me, but we’ll keep stockpiling these picks and keep this powerhouse rolling,
    Congrats to Carthon.

  19. Hopefully Flores is hired somewhere and it nets the Steelers picks. Smart move to essentially bring him in and give him a random role until the smoke blows over from his lawsuit.

  20. Lions should have gotten the picks for Mayhew since they pmoted him and had to suffer under his watch as GM. 🙂

  21. lowlyfinfan88 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Not really a fair rule. I’d put people of just color on my staff to have the opportunity to pick up picks at the end of every season. Diversity should come naturally. This is forced and compensated.

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    In this country, Diversity don’t come naturally!

  22. I’d hope they were initially hired initially on the content of their character and potential ability and not because they were for potential windfall capital down the line. Otherwise it might be a “factory” mentality of churning folks through to keep the benefits flowing…..

  23. They need the picks. Good for them for doing something good that also helps them.

  24. If the rule is giving minorities the training and opportunity they were not getting before then it is a good thing for football and society in general.

  25. lowlyfinfan88 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 7:31 pm
    Not really a fair rule. I’d put people of just color on my staff to have the opportunity to pick up picks at the end of every season. Diversity should come naturally. This is forced and compensated.

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    The problem was it wasn’t coming, and it wasn’t because ‘naturally the minorities weren’t fit for the job.’ It was because they weren’t even considering minorities. They were choosing mediocre retread white coaches over and over.

  26. The 49ers are a good organization that gives a chance for minority candidates to prove themselves. That other organizations are poaching them is not the reverse discrimination against poor oppressed white people nonsense that the MAGA crowd spews out. They’re hired because they’ve proven themselves and are of value to their teams.. People shouldn’t have to be rewarded for doing the right thing but sometimes should be.

  27. I think most teams want the freedom to hire who they think will lead them to victory. There are a lack of Pakistani. Korean Filipino representatives but there isn’t a push for them. I’m sorry but this is a one way play and I’d rather see a meritocracy than one based on skin talent or background. And this is from a white Native American with two half black daughters. I tel them you may work twice as hard to get half as far but know your worth, be reasonable but don’t accept less than what you think you’ve earned through hard work. If a company doesn’t or does want you solely because you’re black or female it may not be the right place.

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