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Looking back at the Draft
Dave Schwalbe
Fox Sports

The 1999 San Francisco 49ers finally showed the effects of picking late in the first round for the last decade.

San Francisco's first-round picks in the '90s
1990 Dexter Carter RB Florida St. Became the 49ers return-specialist from 1990-'96. Spent 10 games in '95 with the Jets before returning to San Francisco.
1991 Ted Washington DL Louisville Had six sacks in three seasons with San Francisco. Has played in two Pro Bowls as a member of the Buffalo Bills.
1992 Dana Hall S Washington Had four interceptions in three seasons with the 49ers.
1993 Dana Stubblefield DL Kansas Had 39.5 sacks for the 'Niners over five seasons. Had three sacks for Washington last season.
  Todd Kelly DE Tennessee Had 4.5 sacks in two seasons with San Francisco. Out of football after 1996.
1994 Bryant Young DT Notre Dame Played in Pro Bowl after 1996 season. Came back to lead 49ers with 11 sacks last season after sustaining a major leg injury in December '98.
  William Floyd FB Florida St. Scored six touchdowns in his rookie season. Was never the same player after a serious knee injury forced him to miss half of the '95 and '96 seasons. Played with Carolina last year.
1995 J.J. Stokes WR UCLA Tied for team lead with 12.6 average yards per reception in '99.
  Choice to Cleveland
1996 Choice to Baltimore
1997 Jim Druckenmiller QB Virginia Tech Started one game in two seasons for San Francisco. Was on the Miami Dolphins roster in '99.
1998 R.W. McQuarters CB Oklahoma St. Had 1 interception for the 49ers last season. Was the team's primary kickoff returner in '99.
1999 Reggie McGrew DT Florida Did not play for the team in '99.

You can point to one draft for the 49ers as the key draft in the ’90s. In 1997, the 49ers selected Jim Druckenmiller over Arizona State’s Jake Plummer as their “quarterback of the future”. Druckenmiller was a bust, and the team still hasn’t found a suitable replacement for concussion-prone Steve Young. On the bright side, the 1994 draft produced Bryant Young, one of the best defensive tackles in the game today.

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