Niners’ comp picks in the fifth and seventh rounds

The NFL announced the distribution of 32 compensatory picks, including two to the 49ers.

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Niners 2009 draft picks:

First round, No. 10 (10 overall)

Second round, No. 11 (43)

Third round, No. 10 (74)

Fourth Round, No. 11 (111)

Fifth round, No. 10 (146)

*Fifth round, No. 35 (171)

Sixth round, No. 11 (194)(184)

Seventh round, No. 10 (219)

*Seventh round, No. 35 (244)

(*compensatory picks can’t be traded.)

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The 49ers’ additional picks will the 35th pick of the fifth round (No. 171 overall) and the 35th pick of the seventh round (No. 244 overall).


Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, according to the NFL. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council.  Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.


The 49ers’ free agents lost in 2008 were Marques Douglas, Kwame Harris, Maurice Hicks and Justin Smiley. The free agents gained were Justin Smith and Bryant Johnson. Therefore, the 49ers’ net loss was two.


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