Glad to see that Carolina (49ers) won the coin flip and picked up the 16th rather than 17th pick. History tells us that there is a substantial drop off from 16 to 17. By way of example, I cite the 1985 draft:
16. San Francisco selects WR from Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice. NFL Production: 21 seasons, 1,549 receptions for 22,895 yards, 87 rushes for 645 yards, 207 touchdowns.
17. Dallas Cowboys select DE from Michigan, Kevin Brooks. NFL Production: 6 seasons, 15.5 sacks.