The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the busiest teams in the NFL this offseason. The franchise has re-signed several of its own free agents and made eight picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.
General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan have also decided to let a few players walk free will. Defensive lineman and 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas joined the Las Vegas Raiders on a one-year contract. Receiver Kendrick Bourne has signed with the New England Patriots, while a pair of defensive players – lineman Kerry Hyder Jr. and corner Ahkello Witherspoon – have signed deals with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Niners also went outside the building to add some veteran talent to the open market. Getting durable center Alex Mack gives a big boost inside the offensive line, while pass hunter Samsom Ebukam will bolster the front line of the defense.
NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein predicts that the whole move will result in two compensatory seventh-round picks for San Francisco in 2022.
Comp-pick analysis: The departures of vice president of player personnel Martin Mayhew (now managing director of Washington) and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (now Jets HC) give San Francisco three total third-round caps as part of the initiative. minority hiring of the league. However, the 49ers shipped the 2022 special third rounding round to the Dolphins in trade until No.3 in this year’s draft. Bourne and Witherspoon’s losses are offset by the additions of Ebukam and Mack. Thomas’ departure (along with Hyder) will be responsible for the seventh round selections expected to come to San Francisco.
As Zierlein points out, the 49ers shipped the 2022 third-round pick to the Miami Dolphins as part of the deal to land quarterback Trey Lance in third overall.
If the Niners get the two seventh-round picks, they’ll have a total of seven picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
With the Dolphins owning the 49ers’ first and third round picks via the exchange, and the New York Jets owning the San Francisco sixth round pick (Jordan Willis trade), the Niners will have a total of seven selections if they get the sevenths. as projected by Zierlien.
Round 2 – own choice
Round 3 – own choice
Round 4 – own choice
Round 5 – own choice
Round 7 – own choice
Round 7 – Choice of comp
Round 7 – choice of comp.
San Francisco has a full roster that should at the very least be in playoff contention, so hopefully the first round selection comes in the late 1920s or 1930s. (OK, the real hope is that it will be choice n ° 32). Lynch has been active on each of the five projects he oversaw as Managing Director, so it won’t be surprising that he is again in the mid-rounds in 2022.
The 49ers used one of this year’s offsetting picks on mighican corner Ambry Thomas in the third round.