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49ers draft picks 2015: Team selects OT Trenton Brown, trade second seventh for 2016 sixth

The San Francisco 49ers made their ninth pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, selecting Florida offensive lineman Trenton Brown in the seventh round, and then dealing their second 7th round pick. We take an initial look at the pick.

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The San Francisco 49ers earlier move down in the fifth round netted them an extra seventh round pick. Given that it put the team in position to ave two out of three picks at one point. The 49ers ended up drafting Florida offensive tackle Trenton Brown with pick No. 244 overall, and trading No. 246 overall to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth round pick in 2016.

Brown is a monster of a man, standing 6'8 and weighing 355 pounds. He was both the tallest and heaviest player at the 2015 NFL Combine. He played some tackle, but looks like he would play guard in the NFL. Here is what had to say:

Strengths: Has very long arms and meat hooks for hands. Can jar defender with the power in his hands and has very good upper-body strength ... Despite his height and lack of bend, still finds a way to get under opponents' pads and root them off their spot ... Uses his frame effectively and can play with toughness ... Finds targets and mashes in short-pull game.

Weaknesses: Has stiff knees and butt rides high pre-snap in stance. Will take poor angles when teams try him in the gaps ... Power-only player and limits what an offense can do ... Played just 43 percent of the snaps during 2014 season due to injury and conditioning issues.

Overall: Brown has the pure size to block out the sun, and unlike some players with his bulk, he knows how to use it. He can plow holes as a run blocker, but can only play right guard in a power scheme. His lack of playing experience and conditioning concerns could hurt his draft stock.

Our friends at Over The Cap have put together rookie pool estimates. For pick No. 244, the 49ers will be giving Brown approximately a $48,600 signing bonus. The total value of the deal will be approximately $2,328,600, and the first year cap number would be approximately $447,150. We'll get specific confirmation on these numbers later this summer.

What we know about the 49ers draft, so far

Remaining 49ers draft picks

1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
3 (15). Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
4 (18). Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
4 (27). Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
4 (33). DeAndre Smelter, WR, Georgia Tech

5 (29). Bradley Pinion, P, Clemson
6 (14). Ian Silberman, OL, Boston College
7 (27). Trenton Brown, OL, Florida
7 (37). No. 254 overall - Compensatory pick (Anthony Dixon)

*Note that 49ers comp picks can not be traded.