2019 NFL Draft order: Which pick do the San Francisco 49ers have?

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The 2018 regular season is officially over, and the first 20 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft order are set. Which pick do the San Francisco 49ers own as the offseason gets under way?

The 2018 NFL season is over for the San Francisco 49ers, which seems like a blessing in disguise. Things didn’t go as expected, with the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo playing a big part in the franchise’s sudden fall from grace. Now, however, we have the 2019 NFL Draft to look forward to.

With Week 17 in the books, that means the order for the first 20 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft is set. Since it’s probably the only reason you’re here, we’d like to inform you that the 49ers now own the No. 2 overall pick.

Here’s the entire order, in case you’re interested:

  1. Arizona Cardinals
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. New York Jets
  4. Oakland Raiders
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  6. New York Giants
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars
  8. Detroit Lions
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Denver Broncos
  11. Cincinnati Bengals
  12. Green Bay Packers
  13. Miami Dolphins
  14. Atlanta Falcons
  15. Washington Redskins
  16. Carolina Panthers
  17. Cleveland Browns
  18. Minnesota Vikings
  19. Tennessee Titans
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Now in possession of the second overall selection, the 49ers have an ideal opportunity to upgrade their roster significantly ahead of the 2019 campaign. It essentially puts them in a position to get whichever draft prospect they want besides probably Nick Bosa, who is believed to be the top talent in the 2019 draft class.

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Regardless of who the Cardinals select at No. 1, though, the opportunities are endless for San Francisco. They could still look towards the defensive line, drafting someone like Ed Oliver or Quinnen Williams to help give the front four a big-time boost.

On the other hand, maybe cornerback is the way to go. Although it seems high for the position, the 49ers could look to someone like Greedy Williams or Deandre Baker to help shore up what was a fairly susceptible secondary in 2018. Especially with San Francisco having a fairly easy out on Richard Sherman’s contract, cornerback could soon be a big area of need.

More than anything, the 49ers now have a chance to continue building out the vision that Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch brought with them to the Bay Area. A top pick like this one is an excellent piece to work with as this franchise tries to live up to its sizable potential in 2019.

Is it a bummer that the 49ers went from talked-up playoff sleeper at the start of the season to a 4-12 finish? Absolutely. The silver lining, though, is that they now possess the No. 2 overall pick, with which they can do some serious damage.

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Now, the fun of the offseason begins. Prepare for plenty of speculation ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, which takes place on April 25.