49ers gain whopping seven compensatory draft picks

49ers gain whopping seven compensatory draft picks

SANTA CLARA — A river of compensatory draft picks rushed into the 49ers’ hands Thursday, replenishing their coffer for next month’s player-selection festivities.

A trio of picks at the end of the third round — Nos. 99, 101 and 102 — highlighted the NFL-high seven compensatory picks distributed to the 49ers, by way of the NFL’s calculations factoring in free agency moves and minority-hiring incentives.

The other compensatory picks are in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, with two in that last round.

In total, the NFC runner-up 49ers now hold 11 draft picks, including a pair in both the fifth and seventh rounds, which they had prior to the comp-pick parade.

In other 49ers’ news, they’ve re-signed Colton McKivitz to a two-year deal. He was slated to become a restricted free agent next week, and he could become their starting right tackle if Mike McGlinchey leaves as expected in free agency next week.

The 49ers still lack first- and second-round picks, having dealt those as part of moves that brought them quarterback Trey Lance (2021 draft No. 3 overall pick) and running back Christian McCaffrey (2022 midseason trade).

Their third-round picks came by way of the NFL’s minority hiring push, in which the 49ers capitalized on departures in 2020 (Jets coach Robert Saleh and Commanders general manager Martin Mayhew), in 2021 (Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel) and this offseason (Tennessee Titans GM Ran Carthon). A 2024 third-round pick awaits for Carthon, and one in 2025 is coming for DeMeco Ryans’ move from 49ers defensive coordinator to Houston Texans coach.

The NFL has yet to release the complete list of picks, but here is how The Athletic is mapping out the NFL Draft to be held in Kansas City from April 27-29:

First round: None

Original pick, No. 30, was traded to Dolphins in 2021.

Second round: None

Original pick was traded to Panthers in 2022.

Third round: Nos. 99, 101, 102

Original pick was traded to Panthers in 2022.

Fourth round: None

Original pick traded to Panthers in 2022

Fifth round: Nos. 155, 164, 173

The 49ers acquired a fifth-round pick (No. 156) from the Miami Dolphins with last season’s trade of running back Jeff Wilson Jr. Pick No. 165 is the 49ers’ original pick, and No. 173 is a compensatory one.

Sixth round: No. 216

This pick came via the compensatory process. The 49ers’ original pick was dealt to the Houston Texans in a 2021 in-season trade for defensive lineman Charles Omenihu.

Seventh round: Nos. 222, 247, 253, 255


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