The San Francisco 49ers made some draft day moves and ended up with the player they wanted most, Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, the No. 3 overall NFL draft choice. The team had plenty of good evidence on which to base their choice. Brian Blomster / Associated Press photos The Sacramento Bee
The San Francisco 49ers made some draft day moves and ended up with the player they wanted most, Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, the No. 3 overall NFL draft choice. The team had plenty of good evidence on which to base their choice. Brian Blomster / Associated Press photos The Sacramento Bee
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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