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  • Five players who 49ers may draft first

    The San Francisco 49ers have the seventh overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft which begins Thursday night in Chicago. Sacramento Bee staff writer Matt Barrows takes a look at five players the 49ers could take with the seventh pick or if San Francisco trades down to obtain more early-round picks.

The San Francisco 49ers have the seventh overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft which begins Thursday night in Chicago. Sacramento Bee staff writer Matt Barrows takes a look at five players the 49ers could take with the seventh pick or if San Francisco trades down to obtain more early-round picks. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
The San Francisco 49ers have the seventh overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft which begins Thursday night in Chicago. Sacramento Bee staff writer Matt Barrows takes a look at five players the 49ers could take with the seventh pick or if San Francisco trades down to obtain more early-round picks. Matt Barrows 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.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

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