Overview: The 49ers also traded a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick to Buffalo for Stevie Johnson, though GM Trent Baalke recouped the 2015 fourth-rounder in a day-two trade with Miami.
It's almost inevitable that a team with so many selections will warrant high "grades" after the draft. The 49ers had a lot of picks, and turned them into a lot of good prospects. Each of the first six players San Francisco selected were at one point or another projected as possible late first-round picks during the pre-draft phase.
Borland, Thomas, Lynch, Reaser, and Millard are all year-one "redshirt" candidates.
Ward, Hyde, Martin, Ellington, and Johnson all offer potential to make rookie-season contributions.
They were one of only two NFC teams I assigned an "A".