Niners own No. 10 overall pick in 2009 draft

The 49ers own the No. 10 overall pick in the April draft. Their picks in each round will rotate from Nos. 10 to 11 through the seven rounds. (They’ll pick 10th in the odd-numbered rounds, and 11th in the even-numbered rounds.) In addition, they’re expecting two compensatory picks.

 

So whom do the 49ers select with the 10th selection? My answer: The best player available.

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Here is what other teams have done with the No. 10 pick in the past 10 years:

 

2008: Patriots, LB Jerod Mayo

2007: Texans, DT Amobi Okoye

2006: Cardinals, QB Matt Leinart

2005: Lions, WR Mike Williams

2004: Texans, CB Dunta Robinson

2003: Ravens, DE Terrell Suggs

2002: Bengals, OT Levi Jones

2001: Packers, DE Jamal Reynolds

2000: Ravens, WR Travis Taylor

1999: Ravens, CB Chris McAlister

 

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The 49ers have used the No. 10 overall pick five times in franchise history. With that selection, they have chosen: WR J.J. Stokes (1995), DT Jimmy Webb (1975), DT Bill Standifer (1974), B Dickie Moegle (1955) and E Tom Stolhanske (1953).

 

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2009 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

1, Lions

2, Rams

3, Chiefs

4, Seahawks

5, Browns

6, Bengals

7, Raiders

8, Jaguars

9, Packers

10, 49ERS

11, Bills

12, Broncos

13, Redskins

14, Saints

15, Texans

16, Chargers*

17, Jets

18, Bears

19, Buccaneers

20, Lions (from Cowboys)

21, Cardinals*

22, Eagles*

23, Vikings*

24, Patriots

25, Falcons*

26, Dolphins*

27, Ravens*

28, Eagles (from Panthers)*

29, Colts*

30, Giants*

31, Steelers*

32, Titans*

*-Subject to playoffs

 

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The announced the signings of four practice-squad players to contracts for the 2009 season: WR Mark Bradford, T Joe Toledo, LB Justin Roland and TE J.J. Finley.

 

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