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2015 NFL Draft results: 49ers select OLB Eli Harold out of Virginia

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The San Francisco 49ers made their third pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, selecting Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia. We take an initial look at the pick.

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A day after moving down in the first round, the San Francisco 49ers decided to stand pat in the next two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. The team used the 79th overall pick in round 3 to select Virginia outside linebacker Eli Harold.

Our friends at Streaking The Lawn have a scouting report to get caught up on Harold. The 49ers have Aldon Smith, Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks at OLB, but Brooks could be gone after this year, and Smith is in the final year of his contract. There are no guarantees, and some additional pass rush help is not a bad thing for a defense that is re-something (building, loading, whatever).

Our friends at Over The Cap have put together rookie pool estimates. For this pick, the 49ers will be giving Harold approximately a $606,376 signing bonus. The total value of the deal will be approximately $2,886,376, and the first year cap number would be approximately $586,594. We'll get confirmation on these numbers later this summer.

Remaining 49ers draft picks

1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
3 (15). Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
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
  • Cornerback
  • Inside linebacker
  • Offensive Line

2015 NFL Draft schedule

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