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John Lynch 49ers Draft History

Every year, the NFL Draft is something that fans of all NFL teams look forward to. Unfortunately, some teams/general managers are better at drafting than others. Today, we’ll be taking a look at John Lynch’s history drafting for the San Francisco 49ers.

We’ll be giving you the year of the draft, the round, pick, name, position, college, and whether or not that player is still currently in the NFL.

Note: Of course the 49ers are one of those teams who’s GM has only been around for a few seasons so his numbers are to be taken with a grain of salt. More in-depth analysis will be made after all 32 teams have their basic info available and it will be before the draft.


Pick 1.3 – Solomon Thomas, EDGE, Stanford (Yes)

Pick 1.31 – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama (Yes)

Pick 3.66 – Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado (Yes)

Pick 3.104 – C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa (Yes)

Pick 4.121 – Joe Williams, RB, Utah (No)

Pick 5.146 – George Kittle, TE, Iowa (Yes)

Pick 5.177 – Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech (Yes)

Pick 6.198 – D.J. Jones, DL, Ole Miss (Yes)

Pick 6.202 – Pita Taumoepenu, EDGE, Utah (Yes)

Pick 7.229 – Adrian Colbert, CB, Miami (Yes)


Pick 1.9 – Mike McGlinchey, OL, Notre Dame (Yes)

Pick 2.44 – Dante Pettis, WR, Washington (Yes)

Pick 3.70 – Fred Warner, LB, BYU (Yes)

Pick 3.95 – Tarvarius Moore, S, Southern Mississippi (Yes)

Pick 4.128 – Kentavius Street, DL, NC State (Yes)

Pick 5.142 – D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State (Yes)

Pick 6.184 – Marcell Harris, S, Florida (Yes)

Pick 7.233 – Julian Taylor, DL, Temple (Yes)

Pick 7.240 – Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee (Yes)7


Best 49ers Pick: George Kittle in 2017

Worst 49ers Pick: Joe Williams in 2017

Most Drafted Position Group: CB, WR, & DL (3 picks)

Least Drafted Position Group (Excluding FB and K/P): QB, RB, TE, & OL (1 pick)

Total First Round Picks: 3

Total Second Round Picks: 1

Total Third Round Picks: 4

Total Fourth Round Picks: 2

Total Fifth Round Picks: 3

Total Sixth Round Picks: 3

Total Seventh Round Picks: 3

Still in the NFL %: 95% (18/19)