49ers have WR options on Day 2

After taking a defensive lineman with their first pick, the 49ers still have options for Colin Kaepernick and the offense on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After addressing the defensive line with their first pick in this year's draft, the San Francisco 49ers will have plenty of options to find their next wide receiver on Day 2 Friday.

Six receivers were taken in the first round, with names still on the board like Dorial Green-Beckham, Jaelen Strong, Devin Smith, Vince Mayle, Sammie Coates and others. The 49ers have the 14th pick in the second round and more ammunition to trade up in the coming rounds after moving back Thursday to select Oregon's Arik Armstead.

San Francisco netted a fourth-round pick (117 overall), and a fifth-round pick in 2016 by moving back two slots in their trade with San Diego. They have nine picks remaining in this draft, including three fourth-round and two seventh-round selections.

General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers had a contingency plan in place if Armstead wasn't available at 17, which likely would have been moving back even further in the first round. They could have taken Washington cornerback Marcus Peters, who went one pick after the 49ers took Armstead to the Kansas City Chiefs.

DeVante Parker, the receiver many fans were hoping would fall to San Francisco at 15, was taken by Dolphins at 14, likely spurring the trade with the Chargers to move back. There were rumbles Thursday afternoon the 49ers were interested in potentially moving up for Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who wound up going to the St. Louis Rams at No. 10.

Other picks that likely caught San Francisco's eye: the Ravens taking speedy wideout Breshad Perriman at 26 and the Colts taking blazer Phillip Dorsett at 29. Both were likely on the 49ers' radar entering the second round given their speed. The best deep threat still available is likely Smith from Ohio State, who the 49ers might have to trade up for.

But Green-Beckham remains one of the draft's biggest wild cards, and very much still a possibility for the 49ers in the second round. There's far less risk for San Francisco taking Beckham there than in the first round - if his off-the-field issues didn't force him off their draft board altogether.

There's also a solid group of corners remaining after four were taken in the first round. Available players include LSU's Jalen Collins, Quinten Rollins, P.J. Williams, Ronald Darby and Eric Rowe.

Rounds two and three of the draft will be held Friday starting at 4 p.m. locally.


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