SANTA CLARA — The 49ers almost got it right.
They traded pick Nos. 59 and 74 to the Washington Redskins for pick No. 44. Good move. After the trade, two future Pro Bowl cornerbacks were available — Isaiah Oliver and Josh Jackson. The 49ers could have either one. Good position to be in.
Instead, the 49ers took wide receiver Dante Pettis from Washington.
Pettis may have a bright future in the league, but he probably will be on the bench next season. The 49ers’ top-three wide receivers are set for 2018. They are Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor.
The 49ers needed to add starters to all three levels of their defense. This was a luxury pick the 49ers didn’t have the luxury to make.