Welcome to the third and final day of the 2023 NFL draft. On Friday the 49ers added safety Ji’Ayir Brown, kicker Jake Moody and tight end Cameron Latu. They begin today with six picks including 155, 173, 216, 247, 253, and 255.
Positions of need for San Francisco include cornerback, offensive line, defensive line, linebacker and quarterback.
I will provide updates and analysis throughout the day.
11:50 With pick 155 the Niners take South Alabama cornerback Darrell Luter Jr. This is the third year in a row the 49ers have used a fifth round pick on a corner.
A junior college transfer, Luter recorded five interceptions and broke up 17 passes over the last two seasons with the Jaguars.
Luter is strong in press coverage, and attractive attribute to San Francisco. He will battle with Ambry Thomas for a backup role.
12:35 At pick 173 the 49ers select Georgia pass rusher Robert Beal Jr.
Beal is quick, running the 40 in under 4.5 seconds at the combine.
Over the last two seasons Beal racked up 9.5 sacks while playing mostly as a rotational piece for the Bulldogs.
Look for Beal to compete with Austin Bryant for a spot at the back end of the 49ers edge rotation.
2:20 With pick 216 the 49ers grab TCU linebacker Dee Winters.
Winters is explosive. He ran a 4.49 40 at the combine. His 1.56 10-yard split nearly matches that of running back Christian McCaffrey.
Last season saw Winters record 79 tackles including 14.5 for loss and 7.5 sacks.
The aggressiveness of new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is evident with each pick the 49ers have made on that side of the ball.
3:40 With pick 247 the 49ers take Oklahoma tight end Brayden Willis.
Willis struggles as an in-line blocker and projects more as a fullback in the NFL
3:45 At pick 253 San Francisco takes Michigan wide receiver Ronnie Bell. San Francisco showed a lot of interest in Bell throughout the draft process.
Bell had 62 catches for 889 yards and four touchdowns for the Wolverines last year. He also showed versatility as a runner and punt returner.
3:55 San Francisco takes Purdue linebacker Jalen Graham at pick 255.
Graham played more of a safety role in Purdue’s system, something the 49ers have found success with in the past in Fred Warner and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles.
That’s a wrap for the draft. Next up will be the signing of undrafted free agents.
Below is the updated 49ers free agency tracker and depth chart. These will continue to be updated as moves are made, and contracts become official so check in daily.
DT Javon Hargrave (Eagles: Four years, $84 million, $40 million guaranteed at signing)
QB Sam Darnold (Panthers: One-year, $4.5 million. Potential for up to $11.5 million with incentives)
DL Clelin Ferrell (Raiders: One-year, $2.5 million, $1.82 million guaranteed at signing)
DB Isaiah Oliver (Falcons: Two years, $6.65 million, $2.91 guaranteed at signing)
DB Myles Hartsfield (Panthers: One year, $1.01 million)
OL Jon Feliciano (Giants: One year, $2.25 million, contract is fully guaranteed)
DE Austin Bryant (Lions: One year, $1.105 million)
K Zane Gonzalez (Panthers: Trade, conditional 2025 draft pick)
OL Matt Pryor (Colts: one year, terms not disclosed)
DL Kerry Hyder (Terms not disclosed)
TE Ross Dwelley (One-year, $1.7 million)
LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (One-year, $1.835 million, $1.25 million fully guaranteed)
DL T.Y. McGill (One-year, $1.165 million)
C Jake Brendel (Four years, $8 million guaranteed, max value of $20 million)
S Tashaun Gipson (One-year, $2.9 million)
OL Colton McKivitz (Two years, $4.56 million, $2.87 million guaranteed, $1.87 million guaranteed at signing)
DL Kevin Givens (One-year, $2 million, fully guaranteed)
LS Taybor Pepper (Three years, $3.96 million, $1.5 million fully guaranteed)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Raiders: Three years, $72.75 million, $33.75 guaranteed at signing)
OT Mike McGlinchey (Broncos: Five-years, $87.5 million, $17.5 million signing bonus, $52.5 million guaranteed)
DT Hassan Ridgeway (Texans: One-year, up to $4 million, $3 million guaranteed at signing)
FS Jimmie Ward (Texans: Two years, $13 million, $8.5 million fully guaranteed at signing)
CB Emmanuel Moseley (Lions: One-year, $6 million)
LB Azeez Al-Shaair (Titans: One year, worth up to $6 million, $4.25 million guaranteed)
DE Samson Ebukam (Colts: Three years, $24 million with $10.755 guaranteed)
OL Daniel Brunskill (Titans: Two years, $5.5 million with $1.5 million guaranteed)
DE Charles Omenihu (Chiefs: Two years, $20 million, $8.6 million guaranteed)
S Tarvarius Moore (Packers: one year, $1.13 million)
DT Maurice Hurst (Browns: one year, $1.08 million)
DE Jordan Willis (Raiders: one year, $1,156,250)
Pending Free Agents
K Robbie Gould
DE Kerry Hyder
TE Tyler Kroft
QB Josh Johnson
CB Jason Verrett
Here is how I see the 49ers depth chart at this time. I will update this throughout the offseason and training camp. Players with new contracts will be in bold.
|Offense||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|Quarterback||Brock Purdy||Trey Lance||Sam Darnold|
|Running Back||Christian McCaffrey||Elijah Mitchell||Jordan Mason||Ty Davis-Price|
|LWR||Brandon Aiyuk||Danny Gray|
|RWR||Deebo Samuel||Jauan Jennings||Ray-Ray McCloud|
|TE||George Kittle||Charlie Woerner||Ross Dwelley||Cameron Latu|
|Left Tackle||Trent Williams||Jaylon Moore|
|Left Guard||Aaron Banks|
|Center||Jake Brendel||Nick Zakelj|
|Right Guard||Spencer Burford||Jon Feliciano|
|Right Tackle||Colton McKivitz||Matt Pryor|
|Defense||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3|
|LDE||Drake Jackson||Clelin Ferrell||Kerry Hyder|
|LDT||Javon Hargrave||Javon Kinlaw||T.Y. McGill|
|RDT||Arik Armstead||Kevin Givens||Kalia Davis|
|RDE||Nick Bosa||Austin Bryant|
|WLB||Dre Greenlaw||Oren Burks|
|MLB||Fred Warner||Marcelino McCray-Ball|
|LCB||Deommodore Lenoir||Ambry Thomas|
|SS||Talanoa Hufanga||Myles Hartsfield|
|FS||Tashaun Gipson||George Odum||Ji’Ayir Brown|
|NB||Isaiah Oliver||Samuel Womack|
|Special Teams||Player 1|
|Kicker||Zane Gonzalez||Jake Moody|
|Alfredo Gutierrez (OL)||Curtis Robinson (LB)||Alex Barrett (DE)||Jason Poe (OL)||A.J. Parker (CB)|
|Qwuantrezz Knight (DB)||Tayler Hawkins (S)||Keith Ismael (OC)||Leroy Watson (OL)||Tay Martin (WR)|
|Dazz Newsome (WR)||Tyron Johnson (WR)||Tre Swilling (CB)|