The San Francisco 49ers selected defensive lineman Quinton Dial out of Alabama with their fifth-round selection in the NFL draft Saturday, further strengthening an area in which the team lost two of its top players during free agency.
Lattimore comes to the 49ers after a junior season during which he suffered a career-threatening right knee injury in South Carolina’s ninth game.
The Oakland Raiders added another unproven quarterback to the mix, selecting Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson after trading down in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The San Francisco 49ers selected wide receiver Quinton Patton of Louisiana Tech with the first of their two fourth-round selections in the NFL draft Saturday.
The 49ers are rolling in reinforcements for a pass rush that sagged at the end of the 2012 season.
The Oakland Raiders passed up on some high-profile players on the second day of the NFL draft Friday to take Florida State offensive lineman Menelik Watson in the second round and Connecticut outside linebacker Sio Moore with their third-round pick.
The San Francisco 49ers selected Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier with the 88th pick in the NFL draft,
The Oakland Raiders have selected Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore in the third round of the NFL draft. General manager Reggie McKenzie took Moore 66th overall in the draft on Friday.
The San Francisco 49ers have filled another big need, trading up to select Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the 55th selection of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 262-pound McDonald caught 119 passes for 1,504 yards and 15 touchdowns in college.
The San Francisco 49ers selected Tank Carradine, the defensive end from Florida State, with the 40th pick in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, and are expected to use him initially as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense.