This is the live blog for the second day of the 2017 NFL Draft. I will update this with information and analysis after each pick.
3:20 The 49ers own two picks today — both in the third round — and their biggest need is a cornerback. Will they stand pat in the third round and hope a good cornerback falls to them, or will they trade up into the second round?
Standing pat in Round 3 could be risky because so many teams picking in Round 2 need corners, such as the Browns, the Bears, the Jets, the Eagles, the Lions, the Dolphins, the Seahawks, the Cowboys, the Packers and the Panthers.
If the Niners trade up, they could send a third rounder and a fourth rounder to the Houston Texans for pick No. 57 and take Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. Or, the Niners could trade both of their third-round picks to the Los Angeles Chargers for pick No. 38 and take Washington cornerback Kevin King.
What do you think the 49ers will do?
4:15 With the 33rd pick, the Green Bay Packers take Kevin King, CB, Washington. Great pick. Elliot Wolf knows what he’s doing in that front office. Now the 49ers need to trade up and take Chidobe Awuzie.
4:19 The Seahawks immediately trade down one pick. They probably wanted King.
4:23 With the 34th pick, the Jacksonvile Jaguars take Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama. Now the Seahakws are on the clock again. Let’s see if they take a corner.
4:26 They do NOT take a corner. Instead, they take Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State. First-round talent who dropped due to off-field issues. The Seahawks have a four-man pass rush: Frank Clark, Michael Bennet, McDowell and Cliff Avril.
4:35 The Arizona Cardinals trade up nine spots and take Budda Baker, FS, Washington. The run on defensive backs may be starting.
4:38 With the 37th pick, the Buffalo Bills take Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina. He will replace former Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, who signed with the L.A. Rams.
4:42 With the 38th pick, the L.A. Chargers take Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky. Now the Jets are on the clock and they need a cornerback.
4:47 But instead, the Jets take a free safety — Marcus Maye from Florida. They took strong safety Jamal Adams in Round 1.
4:49 With the 40th pick, the Carolina Panthers take Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State. I hate this pick almost as much as I hate the Panthers’ first-round pick, Christian McCaffrey. They’re both gadget players who fit best in the slot.
4:55 The Minnesota Vikings trade up seven spots and take Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State. He will be a better running back in the NFL than McCaffrey.
4:59 With the 42nd pick, the New Orleans Saints take Marcus Williams, FS, Utah. Three free safeties have been drafted in the past seven picks.
5:05 With the 43rd pick, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Sidney Jones, CB, Washington. Jones ruptured his Achilles tendon at his Pro Day on March 11. I’m surprised they drafted him instead of a healthy corner such as Awuzie.
5:12 With the 44th pick, the L.A. Rams take Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama. I like this pick. The Rams need to give Jared Goff as many weapons as possible. This is a make-or-break season for him.
5:17 With the 45th pick, the Chicago Bears take Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland. The Bears need a wide receiver, but Shaheen is better than any receiver they could have taken here.
5:20 With the 46th pick, the Indianapolis Colts take Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida. I prefer Awuzie, but Wilson is a good pick. And I like how the Colts improved their defensive backfield with their first two picks (Wilson and Malik Hooker). The 49ers should have taken the same approach. Colts G.M. Chris Ballard is terrific.
5:22 With the 47th pick, the Baltimore Ravens take Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston. And with the 48th pick, the Cincinnati Bengals take Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma, because the Bengals could care less off-field issues.
5:31 With the 49th pick, the Washington Redskins take Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama. Interesting that he gets picked before fellow Alabama OLB Tim Williams, whom most draft experts consider the better player.
5:36 With the 50th pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Justin Evans, FS, Texas A&M. He is the fourth safety who has been drafted in the second round.
5:37 With the 51st pick, the Denver Broncos take Demarcus Walker, DE, Florida State. Seems the Broncos hope Walker can replace Malik Jackson, whom they lost during free agency in 2015.
5:40 With the 52nd pick, the Cleveland Browns take DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame. Good pick. I like Kizer better than every quarterback in this draft other than Mitchell Trubisky.
5:44 With the 53rd pick, the Detroit Lions take Teez Tabor, CB, Florida. He is the fourth corner who has been drafted in the second round.
5:47 With the 54th pick, the Miami Dolphins take Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State. Seems like Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham is falling to the Raiders as I predicted he would in my Raiders mock draft.
5:51 With the 55th pick, the New York Giants take Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama. And the Raiders are on the clock.
5:55 The Raiders pass on Zach Cunningham and take Obi Melifonwu, FS, UCONN. Melifonwu fills a need, but I prefer Cunningham.
6:02 And Cunningham goes to the Houston Texans at pick No. 57. Love the pick. My favorite linebacker in the draft.
6:08 With the 58th pick, the Seattle Seahawks take Ethan Pocic, C, LSU. Strange pick. The Seahawks need a tackle, not a center.
6:13 With the 59th pick, the Kansas City Chiefs take Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova. There’s a name for you.
6:14 The Cowboys are on the clock. They almost certainly will take a corner.
6:19 With the 60th pick, the Dallas Cowboys take Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado. The 49ers will regret not trading up to get Awuzie.
6:21 With the 61st pick, the Green Bay Packers take Josh Jones, S, N.C. State. The 10th DB drafted in the second round.
6:25 With the 62nd pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers take Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, USC. Good pick. Pittsburgh needed a WR who isn’t constantly suspended.
6:29 With the 63rd pick, the Buffalo Bills trade up and take Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple.
6:31 With the 64th pick, the Carolina Panthers reach for Taylor Moton, OG, Western Michigan. They probably wanted Dawkins.
6:33 With the 65th pick, the Cleveland Browns take Larry Ogunjobi, DT, N.C. State. And now the 49ers are on the clock with back-to-back picks.
6:34 The 49ers take Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado with the 66th pick. Stay tuned for my analysis.
6:36 The 49ers just traded the 67th pick to the New Orleans Saints for the 229th pick and the Saints’ second-rounder in 2018. Analysis coming soon.
8:05 Click here to read my analysis of the 49ers’ moves from Day 2.
8:31 The 49ers just traded up to take Iowa QB C.J. Beathard with pick No. 104. Gave the Minnesota Vikings pick Nos. 104 and 219. Stay tuned for my analysis.