49ers Own the 12th-Overall Pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

With the 2020 regular season at a close, much of the San Francisco 49ers attention is on how the team can turn around from their uninspiring year going forward. Heading into the divisional round of the postseason, the order for the top 24 picks in the first round of the draft is set. After finishing the season 6-10, the 49ers are set to pick 12th-overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and currently own eight total draft picks this April.

Here's a full look at the draft order as it currently stands:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. New York Jets
  3. Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Detroit Lions
  8. Carolina Panthers
  9. Denver Broncos
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. New York Giants
  12. San Francisco 49ers
  13. Los Angeles Chargers
  14. Minnesota Vikings
  15. New England Patriots
  16. Arizona Cardinals
  17. Las Vegas Raiders
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Washington Football Team*
  20. Chicago Bears*
  21. Indianapolis Colts*
  22. Tennessee Titans*
  23. New York Jets (from Seattle)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers*
* denotes postseason appearance

The 2021 NFL Draft is set to take place in Cleveland, with the first round beginning on April 29. Rounds 2 and 3 will be on April 30, while Rounds 4-7 finish up on May 1.

San Francisco traded their third-round pick to the Washington Football Team for left tackle Trent Williams. The 49ers received a fifth-round pick from the New Orleans Saints as part of the Kwon Alexander trade earlier this season. San Francisco also obtained a seventh-round selection from the New York Jets as part of the Jordan Willis trade in October.

Here's a look at the 49ers current picks:

  • 1st round, No. 12 overall
  • 2nd round, No. 43 overall
  • 4th round, TBD
  • 5th round, TBD
  • 5th round, TBD (from NO)
  • 6th round, TBD
  • 7th round, TBD (from NYJ)
  • 7th round, TBD

Compensatory picks will be awarded by the NFL at a later date. According to NFL.com, teams are awarded compensatory draft picks between Rounds 3 and 7 based upon a league formula that takes into account the following criteria for players who left the team to sign elsewhere as free agents: average salary per year (APY), snap count and postseason awards. To qualify for compensatory picks, teams must end up with more qualifying free agents lost than gained in a particular year.

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