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49ers rank 11th on NFL.com’s draft power rankings

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At least it’s not in the back half.

The 2018 NFL Draft has come to a close, which of course means over the next couple weeks we’ll be looking at power rankings and analysis of how the San Francisco 49ers did with their picks.

NFL.com put together their draft class power rankings and have the 49ers sitting at 11th. Keep in mind, these rankings are purely for draft picks. While it’s based on needs and the current roster, they aren’t overall rankings. So this isn’t so much a bump or push back from where they would be, but just a ranking based on draft.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has the 49ers sitting at 11th. Here’s what he said:

The Raiders were supposedly going to take Mike McGlinchey at No. 10 if the 49ers didn’t pick him at No. 9, but that sure seems early. It was also surprising to see them trade up to land Pettis with the 44th pick. I thought Rounds 3-5 for San Francisco were filled with a good combination of consistent competitors like Warner/Reed and good risk/reward value picks like Moore and Street.

The Green Bay Packers sit in front of the 49ers at 10th and the Buffalo Bills clock in at 12th. They rank ahead of the other three teams in the NFC West. The 49ers later rounds have become the most polarizing from fans; some like the picks of Tarvarius Moore and Kentavius Street others are wondering if former general manager Trent Baalke found his way back into the building.

Either way, the 49ers are in the front half and rather than the back half after their second draft. So that’s something, right?