SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for Day 3 of the NFL Draft. I’ll update this with information and analysis as the picks roll in.
9:10 The Oakland Raiders take Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, who will be a serviceable backup. Not a bad pick.
9:19 I think the Niners made the right choice taking Will Redmond in Round 3. He’s a much better prospect than the corner who was taken after him — KeiVarae Russell. The Niners still can get a quality base-down inside linebacker in Round 4.
9:21 The Chargers take Ohio State inside linebacker Joshua Perry. Bad pick for the Chargers, good pick for the Niners. A better inside linebacker will drop. Perry is a stiff.
9:43 The Giants take Clemson ILB B.J. Goodson with Pick 109. Nick Kwiatkoski and Scooby Wright are still on the board.
9:55 The Bears take Kwiatkoski with Pick 113. Scooby Wright may not fall to the Niners at Pick 33.
9:57 By the way, Kwiatkoski will be a monster under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Great pick.
10:12 The Texans take San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin with Paul Perkins, Kenneth Dixon and Daniel Lasco still available. Strange.
10:43 The Packers take Stanford inside linebacker Blake Martinez with Pick 131. Niners up in two picks and Scooby Wright is available.
10:44 The Ravens take Michigan defensive tackle Willie Henry, and the Niners are on the clock.
10:48 The Niners draft LSU cornerback Rashard Robinson, as we all expected.
11:06 With Pick 142, the Niners take Appalachian State defensive end Ronald Blair. I like the pick. He doesn’t fill a need, but he’s a talented player. Potentially a better run-defender than DeForest Buckner.
11:14 With Pick 145, the 49ers take Georgia offensive tackle John Theus. Fills a big need at right tackle. Probably will be the team’s swing tackle.
12:05 The Kansas City Chiefs take Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan with Pick 162. Great pick. The best quarterback available is now TCU’s Trevone Boykin.
12:33 With Pick 174, the 49ers select Ole Miss offensive tackle Fahn Cooper. The Niners now have drafted two tackles, two corners, zero linebackers and zero running backs. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have drafted two running backs. That’s how you build a run-first offense.
1:59 With Pick 174, the 49ers select Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel. I love this pick. I consider Driskel one of the five-best quarterbacks in the draft along with Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch and Kevin Hogan.
2:11 With Pick 211, the 49ers select Florida running back Kelvin Taylor, son of Fred Taylor. There’s the change-of-pace back for Carlos Hyde.
2:18 With Pick 213, the 49ers select Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbidge, whom I consider a better player than his college quarterback, Connor Cook. Good pick.
3:27 With Pick 249, the 49ers take yet another cornerback: Prince Charles Iworah. Great name. Horrible pick. I thought Baalke said before the draft he liked his corners. What changed?
3:31 The Niners took three corners and zero inside linebakers, of course.
3:35 And of course, the third corner probably won’t make the team.