49ers projected to have 11 NFL draft picks to bolster 2024 roster

The 49ers aren’t scheduled to go on the 2024 NFL Draft clock until late in the evening on Thursday, April 24, but they will have plenty of opportunities to inject youth into their roster during the three-day event.

The 49ers are expected to have 11 draft picks, including four compensatory selections, per projections from OverTheCap.com. On Tuesday, the site released its final compensatory projections for this year’s draft.

The 49ers’ first-round selection will be anywhere from No. 29 to 32 overall, based on how their season finishes. San Francisco plays the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game at 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday Levi’s Stadium.

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The 49ers are in line to pick up the maximum of four compensatory selections based on their net losses during last year’s free-agent signing period, per Over The Cap.

Compensatory draft picks are awarded between Rounds 3 and 7 based on a formula that takes into account a player’s average salary per year, snap count and postseason awards.

The 49ers’ free-agent loss of tackle Mike McGlinchey to the Denver Broncos is canceled out by the team’s signing of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave from Philadelphia.

But the 49ers are in line to get third- and fifth-round picks because of the losses of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (Las Vegas) and defensive end Samson Ebukam (Indianapolis).

 

 

Gideon Canice

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