The 2014 NFL Draft enters its final day, which has become the time when the die hards remain focused. Day 1 is Christmas Eve, with the one present. Day 2 is Christmas Day with the nice presents. Day 3 is kind of like Christmas dinner when you're going back for thirds and are exhausted from food and presents.
The day features rounds 4 through 7, and we'll get at least one pick that leads to a collective "huh?" in the comments. Of course, these are sometimes the same guys who come out of nowhere to become huge contributors. The 49ers will miss on some of these picks, but some day three picks of note in recent years include:
FB Bruce Miller (7th)
Special teamer Colin Jones (6th)
OL Daniel Kilgore (5th)
DT Ricky Jean-Francois (7th)
WR Josh Morgan (6th)
FS Dashon Goldson (4th)
CB Tarell Brown (5th)
TE Delanie Walker (6th)
The list goes on, but obviously we know there is talent to be had.
The 49ers head into the final day having made some serious noise through the first three rounds. And now they hold seven picks head into Day 3, which means they will be busy beavers.
Round 4 kicks at 9:00 a.m. PT from Radio City Music Hall. The NFL allows five minutes per pick for each of the remaining rounds. Although the timing is limited, we're still looking at a lengthy day of drafting.
ESPN and NFL Network will once again provide television coverage. It gets a little nutty as we move deeper into the draft. Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Mike Mayock will really earn their contracts when they have to try and speak intelligently on a seventh round pick.
If you do not have television access during the draft, NFL.com/live will be live-streaming the day's festivities. Also, remember that 49ers.com will NOT have live camera in their war room.
The 49ers were quiet in the first round, drafting Jimmie Ward without moving around. However, on day 2, Trent Baalke went crazy, making five trades (not including the Stevie Johnson trade). The 49ers grabbed four players over the second and third rounds, and added two day 3 picks to the mix. They now have seven picks remaining. They have no more comp picks, so all seven remaining picks can be traded.
1. First round: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
2. Second round: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
3. Third round: Marcus Martin, C/OG, USC
4. Third round: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
5. Third round: Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson
6. Fourth round: Browns (draft day trade) - No. 6 (No. 106 overall)
7. Fourth round: own - No. 29 (No. 129 overall)
8. Fifth round: Jaguars (draft day trade) - No. 10 (No. 150 overall)
9. Fifth round: own - No. 30 (No. 170 overall)
10. Sixth round: Browns (draft day trade) - No. 4 (No. 180 overall)
11. Seventh round: Panthers (Colin Jones trade) - No. 28 (No. 243 overall)
12. Seventh round: own - No. 30 - (No. 245 overall)