The San Francisco 49ers currently have 11 draft picks, and will get a 12th when compensation picks are awarded next month. The 49ers are one of seven teams with more than the standard 7 NFL Draft picks, and interestingly enough, they are the only playoff team to be in such a position. This is great timing as the 2014 draft class viewed by many as one of the deepest in some time. Yesterday, Mike Mayock said it was the deepest and best draft class he has seen in at least ten years.
The 49ers will have a chance to stock up on some serious talent, but it should not be overly expensive to do so. The addition of the rookie cap artificially suppresses the cost for rookies. Even though the 49ers will have the most picks in the draft, the spread of them and the fact that they're picking in the 30th (and alternating 29th) spot lowers that cost even more.
The rookie money will be known in more detail after the draft, but for now, our friends at Over the Cap have put together some initial rookie pool estimates. These do not include compensation picks, but given that we are looking at a fourth round comp pick for the 49ers, it will not drastically change these numbers.
According to OTC, the 49ers are currently looking at a potential year one pool of $6,452,871. Based on all their current picks, they are potentially going to need at least $6,452,871 in cap space for the 2014 rookies. That number will increase with the addition of the fourth round comp pick, but you can at least get an idea of the range at this point. You can take a look at the 49ers figures on OTC's 49ers team page.
The potential signing bonus allocation for the 49ers is just over $7.3 million. Even though the 49ers have the sixth highest year one pool, they are around 16th in signing bonus allocation because of the low first round pick. You can look at the potential pick-by-pick signing bonus and cap figures for every single NFL Draft pick HERE.