• Akash Anavarathan

49ers select DE Solomon Thomas at No. 3 overall

With the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers select Solomon Thomas from Stanford.

That's the third straight defensive lineman that the 49ers have drafted in the first round in the last three years. Most had this pick mocked to the 49ers, and this will definitely help their porous run defense.

Thomas is a tweener, who can move around, be the defensive end and rush the passer. He can also line up inside and stop the run. Thomas is an incredible athlete, and will be moved around the defensive line.