SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for Day 3 of the NFL Draft. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press room.
8:51 Thoughts on the 49ers’ Day 2 picks:
- Why did the 49ers take Deebo Samuel instead of A.J. Brown? I prefer Brown.
- Jalen Hurd would have been a good pick in Round 4. He’s a project and he’s coming off an injury. Good Day 3 pick. Reach in Round 3.
- Some decent safeties still are available. The 49ers need to take one, and they pick second in Round 2.
9:00 More thoughts on Day 2 before Day 3 starts:
- After watching Joejuan Williams’ clips, I decided he’s better than Greedy Williams. It gratified me to see the Joejuan get taken one pick before Greedy.
- The Chargers got a good safety (Nasir Adderley) to pair with Derwin James.
- Andy Isabella is a great fit for the Cardinals as a slot receiver in their Air Raid offense.
- Juan Thornhill will help Kansas City’s defense immensely, and they’ll need help, because they won’t score as many points without Tyreek Hill.
- The Jaguars got a good tight end (Josh Oliver) without reaching. Cough, cough.
9:10 The Cardinals take Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler with the 103rd pick. Their four starting receivers are Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and Butler. Nice.
9:12 The 49ers trade down with the Bengals for pick Nos. 110, 183 and 198.
9:14 The Bengals take North Carolina St. quarterback Ryan Finley. He’s the C.J. Beathard of this draft.
9:17 The Saints take Florida free safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson with the 105th pick. That’s one good safety the 49ers missed by trading down.
9:22 The Raiders take Eastern Michigan defensive end Maxx Crosby with the 106th pick.
9:25 The 49ers just traded Dekoda Watson and the 212th pick to the Broncos for the 148th pick.
9:31 The 49ers take Utah punter Mitch Wishnowski with the 108th pick. Oh my God.
10:11 The Seahawks take West Virginia wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. with the 120th pick. Great choice. He’ll be better than D.K. Metcalf, the Seahawks pick in Round 2.
10:37 The Patriots take Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham with the 133rd pick. Stidham was one of my draft gems, along with N’Keal Harry and Joejuan Williams. The Patriots drafted all three. They owe me a nickel.
10:49 The Raiders take LSU tight end Foster Moreau with the 137th pick. I like Moreau. Similar to Kittle when he came left Iowa.
10:50 Round 5.
10:52 The Cardinals take Alabama free safety Deionte Thompson with the 139th pick. Another decent defensive back off the board. At least the 49ers got their punter, though. Ugh!
11:10 The Lions take Penn State cornerback Amani Oruwariye with the 146th pick. Another decent defensive back off the board.
11:14 The 49ers take Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw with the 10th pick in Round 5. Stay tuned for my analysis.
12:17 The Falcons take Washington cornerback Jordan Miller with the 172nd pick. Another defensive back the 49ers didn’t want.
12:22 Sixth round.
12:23 The Cardinals take Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson with the 174th pick. Johnson is the third receiver the Cardinals have taken.
12:25 The 49ers take Stanford tight end Kaden Smith with the 176th pick. Stay tuned for my analysis.
12:39 The 49ers take Vanderbilt offensive tackle Justin Skule with the 183rd pick. Stay tuned for my analysis.
1:19 The 49ers take Virginia cornerback Tim Harris with the 198th pick. Stay tuned for my analysis.