The Saints helped clear things up for the 49ers.
New Orleans’ wild, 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s NFC Divisional game means the 49ers now have a better idea on where they’ll be picking in the first three rounds of the draft.
San Francisco traded a third-round pick last year to New Orleans, which used the selection to take running back Alvin Kamara. The 49ers received a 2017 seventh-round pick (which they used to take safety Adrian Colbert) and a 2018 second-round pick in return. The 49ers, of course, traded their own 2018 second-round pick to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
49ers’ 2018 draft picks
1st: Ninth or 10th; to be decided by a coin flip with Raiders.
2nd: 59th. (from New Orleans: 2016 draft-day trade).
3rd: 70th. (from Chicago; 2016 draft-day trade)
3rd: 73rd or 74th; own pick
4th: (from Pittsburgh; Vance McDonald trade)
5th: (from New York Jets; Rashard Robinson trade)
6th: own pick
7th: own pick
7th: (from Chiefs; Kenneth Acker trade)