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Golden Nuggets: The 49ers kick off the 2017 NFL draft with a bang.

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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday April 28, 2017

What a great draft night! We were able to weasel a few picks out of Chicago, we drafted a defensive lineman in the early part of the first round for the third straight year, and we were still able to close out the night by trading back into the first round and drafting Reuben Foster.

The trade with Chicago was orchestrated in part by none other than Paraag Marathe believe it or not. Thomas was not my first choice to be picked by us but he is nevertheless a great consolation prize. I am glad to have him on board.

Reuben Foster is a bit of a controversial pick with his diluted sample, NFL Combine mishap, and shoulder problems and I am sure his misgivings will be discussed quite often on Niners Nation over the next couple of weeks.

Some of my links below are redundant. I usually just post one article per topic but I wanted to make sure everyone had access to their favorite bloggers since this is the NFL draft. Anyway, onto the sizzling hot links:

NFL DRAFT GRADES: TEAMS REACHING FOR QUARTERBACKS SHAPED 1ST ROUND Dan Kadar

Winners and losers from Day 1 of the 2017 NFL draft Adam Stites

Player draft capsule: 49ers trade up for controversial LB Reuben Foster Matt Barrows

49ers trade up for Alabama ILB Foster at No. 31 Eric Branch

49ers pick Reuben Foster after trading up. Grade? Grant Cohn

Reuben Foster: I'm trying to be the next Patrick Willis Kevin Jones

How did 49ers snooker three extra picks from Bears? Joe Fann

49ers' top pick Thomas 'can't wait' to play best friend McCaffrey in Week 1 Matt Maiocco

Solomon Thomas wants to be best pick of 49ers' Lynch era Eric Branch

Transcript: Solomon Thomas conference call with media Site Staff

John Lynch on KNBR: Solomon Thomas 'checked every box' David Bonilla

Report: Browns trying to trade for Kirk Cousins Chris Biderman

49ers select DE Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Matt Maiocco

Quick reaction: 49ers take Stanford's Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick Matt Barrows

After trade, 49ers take Stanford DL Thomas with No. 3 pick Eric Branch

49ers trade No. 2 pick to Bears for four total NFL Draft picks Matt Maiocco

Bears trade up to No. 2, take Mitchell Trubisky Josh Alper

How Bo Jackson Almost Kept the Buccaneers from Drafting John Lynch Joe Fann

Watch 49ers defenders at their first minicamp Matt Barrows

49ers minicamp analysis: 10 best takeaways Cam Inman

Arik Armstead limited at 49ers minicamp after shoulder surgery Josh Alper

Charting a path to the ideal first round for 49ers Nick Wagoner