SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) John Lynch came out of his first draft as an NFL general manager with two of the top three players on San Francisco's board and a couple of extra picks to boot.
The rookie general manager would have had a hard time scripting the day any better. He traded down one spot to No. 3 to get Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and then packaged one of the extra picks from that deal with his own second-rounder to get Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster at 31.
"We got two of our top three players," Lynch said. "We're thrilled. We're ecstatic. We think these guys have traits that encompass what we want to be about as a football organization."