2:20 AM EDT, Fri April 28, 2017
CSN Bay Area

49ers 'ecstatic' with first-day draft haul

SANTA CLARA The 49ers began Thursday with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.When his first day as 49ers general manager reached its conclusion, John Lynch had selected two of the three top players on his draft board and picked up additional third-round picks for this year and next year.After Myles Garrett, the 49ers top-rated prospect, was the Cleveland Browns selection at No. 1 overall, the 49ers traded back one spot with the Chicago Bears. The 49ers still got their No. 2-rated prospect, Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

CSN Bay Area

Lynch makes former classmate first draft selection as 49ers' GM

SANTA CLARA Leading up to Stanfords bowl game, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was mostly an under-the-radar draft prospect.John Lynch had known all about him for a few years. He even called some NFL teams to give them a heads-up to watch No. 90 -- long before he was hired to run the 49ers' personnel department.After trading back one spot with the Chicago Bears, Lynch made Thomas his first selection as 49ers general manager. The 49ers drafted Thomas with the No. 3 overall pick.I want to make it the best draft pick he has, Thomas said on Thursday.

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

49ers make a deal, unload draft’s No. 2 pick

With little time to spare, the 49ers traded out of the No. 2 overall spot in Thursday's NFL draft, moving down to the Chicago Bears' original spot at No. 3 while also acquiring three other draft picks

FOX Sports

49ers get Solomon Thomas, extra picks in 1st round of draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) John Lynch got the player he wanted and some extra picks in his first draft as San Francisco 49ers general manager.

CSN Bay Area

49ers select DE Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

The 49ers traded back one spot in the 2017 NFL Draft and went with Stanford star Solomon Thomas as a new building block to their defense. 

FOX Sports

San Francisco 49ers select Solomon Thomas with the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft

The San Francisco 49ers traded back one spot and still got the man they wanted.

FOX Sports

The top 5 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

The Browns did what most people expected in the NFL Draft But after Cleveland's No. 1 pick, things changed quickly. Here are the top 5 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft: 1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE 2. Chicago Bears (from the 49ers): Mitch Trubisky, QB 3. San Francisco 49ers (from the Bears): Solomon Thomas, DE 4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB 5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR

CSN Bay Area

49ers trade No. 2 pick to Bears for No. 3 pick in 2017 NFL Draft

The 49ers were on the clock with the No. 2 in the 2017 NFL Draft and decided to move one spot back with the Bears.

San Francisco Chronicle

Impressive first move by 49ers new bosses: a draft heist

Impressive first move by 49ers new bosses: a draft heist The first move from the 49ers novice duo running the team was impressive. For weeks general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan had made no secret of the fact they wanted to trade down from No. 2 pick and get more picks in return in the NFL draft. In return for the one spot move and ten-minute delay, they got the player they wanted - Stanford’s defensive lineman Solomon Thomas - plus a third round pick this year, a fourth round pick this year and a third round pick next year. The Bears wanted North Carolina quarterback...

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

49ers use No. 3 pick on one of Stanford’s stars

Stanford's Solomon Thomas went No. 3in Thursday's draft to the 49ers, who also used their top pick in the previous two drafts on defensive linemen for their rebuilding unit

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

How did 49ers snooker three extra picks from Bears?

The 49ers picked up three mid-round picks to drop from No. 2 to 3 in Thursday's draft as the Chicago Bears traded up for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

San Francisco Chronicle

Solomon Thomas wants to be best pick of 49ers’ Lynch era

The defensive lineman with a Stanford education had quick response tonight when asked if it was meaningful to be John Lynch’s first draft pick as the 49ers general manager.

CSN Bay Area

49ers trade with Seahawks, select ILB Foster No. 31 in 2017 NFL Draft

REUBEN FOSTERPosition: LinebackerCollege: AlabamaHeight: 6-0Weight: 229 poundsSelection: First round, No. 31 overallSANTA CLARA The 49ers jumped back into the first round to select Alabama

Sacramento Bee

49ers’ Lynch snags former classmate Solomon Thomas, three extra picks in first draft

The pick was Solomon Thomas, but the man who got the loudest cheers from 49ers fans was John Lynch. Coming off like someone who's been running drafts for decades, San …

San Francisco Chronicle

After trade, 49ers take Stanford DL Thomas with No. 3 pick

Niners rookie GM John Lynch continued a recent franchise tradition Thursday night by selecting Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick in the NFL draft. The pick was predictable - many draft analysts had been pegging Thomas to the 49ers for months - but Lynch preceded the selection by grabbing a surprising haul in his first official draft move. The compensation: a third-round pick (No. 67), a fourth-round pick (No. 111) and a 2018 third-round pick. Thomas, a team captain, had 11.5 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss in his final two seasons and won the Morris Trophy as the...

San Francisco Chronicle

49ers trade up for Alabama ILB Foster at No. 31

The 49ers stopped the draft slide of Alabama inside linebacker Rueben Foster by trading up into the first round Thursday night. The 49ers moved up three spots in a trade with the Seahawks to use to the No. 31 pick to take Foster, who last year won the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best linebacker. Foster had been viewed as a potential top-10 pick, but he comes with injury concerns and he tested positive for a diluted urine sample at the combine, which the NFL counts as a positive drug test. Foster did not participate at the combine after undergoing offseason rotator cuff surgery,...

FOX Sports

Chicago Bears trade up to take QB Mitchell Trubisky with No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft

The Bears draft their potential franchise QB while the 49ers score more picks.

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

Kawakami: A wow move by the 49ers — Solomon Thomas plus 3 draft picks

This is all about as good as anybody could've hoped for the opening move of the John Lynch-Kyle Shanahan draft experience.


2017 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers take Reuben Foster | SCOUTING REPORT

On talent alone, Foster, 6-foot-0, 229 pounds, is one of the top players in the draft regardless of position. Foster appeared in 39 games for Alabama during his three-year career there, totaling 211 tackles, 23 of which went for a loss, and seven sacks.

FOX Sports

John Lynch absolutely nailed his first draft night as 49ers GM

Lynch is off to a great start in the Bay Area.

49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News

The 49ers take Stanford’s Solomon Thomas: Social media reaction

John Lynch and Co. traded down one spot with the Bears, pocketing three extra draft picks, and got the guy they wanted anyway.

Denver Post

Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Mitch Trubisky with No. 2 pick in NFL draft

The Chicago Bears drafted their latest quarterback of the future in a stunner Thursday night, grabbing North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick after trading up a spot with the San Francisco 49ers and surrendering three draft choices to do it.

FOX Sports

49ers trade up to select Reuben Foster 31st overall in the NFL Draft

San Francisco ended Foster's free fall at the end of the first round.

Sacramento Bee

Player draft capsule: 49ers trade up for controversial LB Reuben Foster

REUBEN FOSTER Selected: No. 31 overall College: Alabama Position: Middle linebacker Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 228 pounds Comment: Foster arrived at the NFL Scouting Combine in February as one of the most …

Sacramento Bee

Player draft capsule: 49ers first-round pick Solomon Thomas

Solomon Thomas Selected: No. 3 overall College: Stanford Position: Defensive end/defensive tackle Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 273 pounds Comment: John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have been talking about changing the culture in …

The Republican

NFL Draft 2017: Chicago Bears trade from No. 3 to No. 2, select Mitchell Trubisky

The Chicago Bears traded with the San Francisco 49ers from No. 3 overall to No. 2 overall to select Stanford defensive end Mitchell Trubisky.

Akron Beacon Journal

2017 NFL Draft: QB Mitchell Trubisky won't be joining hometown Browns after Bears pick him at No. 2

North Carolina quarterback and Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky won't be coming home to resurrect his hometown Browns. The Chicago Bears traded up one spot to No. 2 overall, swapping picks with the San Francisco 49ers, to pick Trubisky. The Browns took Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett at No. 1. Trubisky also enticed them, and there had been buzz for weeks about them considering him and Garrett at the top spot. Of all the quarterbacks in this class, Trubisky seems to best fit the criteria Browns coach Hue Jackson seeks. The coach has repeatedly stated this offseason he wants a...