The San Francisoc 49ers have made their first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft following a move down two spots. The team selected Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead.
49ers fans are going to be questioning the Armstead pick given his raw nature. But the 49ers do need some depth at the defensive line, and they have a head coach who knows his defensive linemen. We'll see how quickly Armstead develops. Part of that will depend on whether or not Justin Smith decides to retire. If he does retire, there will be opportunities alongside Darnell Dockett, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Glenn Dorsey, Tony Jerod-Eddie and so many more.
Nick Chiamardas put together a scouting report on Armstead earlier this year. The 49ers held an official visit with Armstead, and were frequently connected to him over the last three months. It is almost surprising the pick happened considering how obvious it seemed for the experts.
Our friends at Over The Cap have put together rookie pool estimates. For this pick, the 49ers will be giving Arik Armstead approximately a $4,711,272 signing bonus. The total value of the deal will be approximately $8,870,502, and the first year cap number would be approximately $1,612,818. We'll get confirmation on these numbers later this summer.
Remaining 49ers draft picks
1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). No. 46 overall - Own pick
3 (15). No. 79 overall - Own pick
4 (18). No. 117 overall - San Diego Chargers
4 (27). No. 126 overall - Denver Broncos (2014 draft trade)
4 (33). No. 132 overall - Compensatory pick (Donte Whitner)
5 (15). No. 151 overall - Own pick
6 (14). No. 189 overall - Own pick
7 (29). No. 246 overall - Indianapolis Colts (2013 Cam Johnson trade)
7 (37). No. 254 overall - Compensatory pick (Anthony Dixon)
*Note that 49ers comp picks can not be traded.
49ers top remaining needs
In no particular order, since opinions will differ on importance:
- Wide Receiver
- Inside linebacker
- Offensive Line
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- NFL Draft results (pick by pick)
- NFL Draft order
- 2015 NFL mock draft (via SB Nation bloggers)
- 49ers offseason roster transaction tracker
2015 NFL Draft schedule
Thursday, April 30 - 5:00 p.m. PT (Round 1 - 10 Minutes Per Pick)
Friday, May 1 - 4 p.m. PT (Round 2 - 7 Minutes, Round 3 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)
Saturday, May 2 - 9 a.m. PT (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)
TV: NFL Network and ESPN / ESPN2