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2011 NFL Draft Picks: San Francisco 49ers Projections – Results

With free agency unavailable this off-season, it will be interesting to see how each team drafts this spring. Throughout the three days of the 2011 NFL draft, we will be updating this page for the San Francisco 49ers every night to give you analysis of their selection results.

On Thursday NFL teams will only select players in the first round of the draft. On Friday, they will all select their second and third round picks.

Saturday each team will finish of its draft by selecting players through rounds four to seven. Enjoy the draft and come back here later to see our take on players selected for the San Francisco 49ers.

2011 NFL Draft Picks (Before Draft Begins)

Round Selection
1 7th
2 13th
3 12th
4 11th
4 18th (from SD)
5 10th
6 9th
6 25th (from SEA)
7 7th (from DET)
7 8th
7 38th (compensatory)
7 49th (compensatory)

49ers Draft Needs

CB, OLB, DT, S, DE

Selections

1 round, 7th pick: San Francisco 49ers Select: DE Aldon Smith

The 49ers missed out on Patrick Peterson so getting someone to help out in the pass rush was a must. This team needs to put pressure on the quarterback and Aldon Smith, is hopefully a good step in the right direction.

Overall Draft Grade: B-

Second Round

36. (Trade with Broncos) Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Well the 49ers needed a quarterback and Colin Kaepernick is the man for the 49ers after the Bengals drafted Andy Dalton. I like the fact that Kapernick can use his legs and has a good arm, but it will take a couple years to develop him. The 49ers need to get Alex Smith back (as much as local fans won’t want to hear that) to run this team in 2011.

80. Cornerback Chris Culliver

This one looks like a stretch but the 49ers at least got themselves a body for the secondary. This team will probably struggle against the pass once again.

115. Running Back Kendall Hunter

163. Offensive Lineman Daniel Kilgore

182. Wide Receiver Ronald Johnson

190. Defensive Back Colin Jones

211. Defensive Lineman Bruce Miller

239. Offensive Lineman Michael Person

250. Defensive Back Curtis Holcomb

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