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49ers pick DE DeForest Buckner in NFL draft; Goff goes at No. 1 for Rams

Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) is the San Francisco 49ers’ first pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) is the San Francisco 49ers’ first pick of the 2016 NFL draft. AP

The San Francisco 49ers started the Chip Kelly coaching era by taking Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner with their first pick, seventh overall, in the 2016 NFL draft in Chicago on Thursday.

Buckner represents the type of defensive player the 49ers have come to favor, lean, with long arms and an expectation to pressure opposing quarterbacks.

The Los Angeles Rams used the top pick in the 2016 NFL draft to take Cal quarterback Jared Goff.

Goff passed for more than 12,000 yards and 96 touchdowns in his Cal career.

The first round will be completed Thursday. Rounds 2 and 3 will be Friday, and rounds 4 through 7 will be Saturday.

With the second pick, the Philadelphia Eagles chose North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, a small-college player with relatively little experience but a big arm and plenty of smarts.

The No. 3 pick went to the San Diego Chargers, who took Joey Bosa, a defensive end from Ohio State.

The Dallas Cowboys, who many observers predicted would pick Bosa, took running back Ezekiel Elliott from Ohio State with the No. 4 pick after Bosa went to the Chargers. Elliott has power and rushed for 3,981 yards during his career as a Buckeye, scoring 40 touchdowns.

The Jacksonville Jaguars chose cornerback Jalen Ramsey from Florida State with the fifth pick.

With the No. 6 pick, the Baltimore Ravens took offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley from Notre Dame.

After the 49ers picked Buckner at No. 7, the Tennessee Titans, after trading with the Cleveland Browns, chose offensive tackle Jack Conklin from Michigan State.

A complete list of draft picks appears below.

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