The San Francisco 49ers have added secondary help. The team used their third round pick on Mississippi State cornerback Will Redmond. He tore his ACL in October 2015, so there's your redshirt candidate right off the bat. Here's what NFL.com had to say in their overview:
Redmond's quickness, feet and man cover ability will be intriguing to NFL evaluators, but his lack of game experience on the college level and a return from an ACL tear could weigh heavily on a team's willingness to spend an early round pick on him. His ceiling is NFL starter, but his floor is obviously low.
The 49ers need secondary depth, but I'm a little confused by the decision to go with someone who might miss some time. He could very well be back by training camp, but given the 49ers history, the NFI list seems like a logical starting point.
This likely marks the end of the 49ers Friday evening at the Draft. I'm sure they will keep an eye out to see who might slip into the bottom of the third round, but without a tradeable fourth round pick (just a comp pick), I suspect they'll call it a night. They return on Friday with a ridiculous eight picks. That includes a fourth, three fifths, three sixths, and a seventh. I have a feeling the 49ers do some maneuvering with the picks.
1. First round: DeForest Buckner, DT, Oregon
2. First round: Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford
3. Third round: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
4. Fourth round: Comp pick - No. 35 (133)
5. Fifth round: San Diego Chargers (2015 draft-day trade) - No. 3 (142)
6. Fifth round: Own pick - No. 6 (145)
7. Fifth round: Comp pick - No. 37 (174)
8. Sixth round: Denver Broncos (Vernon Davis trade) - No. 32 (207)
9. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 36 (211)
10. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 38 (213)
11. Seventh: Kansas City Chiefs (2016 draft-day trade) - No. 28 (249)