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49ers now know their second-round draft position after Saints’ NFC Divisional loss

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch, left, greets safety Eric Reid (35) after the 49ers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch, left, greets safety Eric Reid (35) after the 49ers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. The Associated Press

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)

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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