Deebo Samuel situation looms above promising draft for San Francisco 49ersSANTA CLARA, Calif. —

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Barring a trade, the San Francisco 49ers won’t make a first-round selection in the NFL draft Thursday night (8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN, ESPN app) for the first time since 1996.San Francisco 49ers Svg, San Francisco 49ers Logo NFL Svg, 49ers Svg, NFL Svg, NFL Sport Svg

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Unlike last year, when they traded up to the No. 3 overall pick to choose quarterback Trey Lance, the Niners have been happy to remain under the radar. But just because San Francisco doesn’t have a first-round pick doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to improve the roster in this draft, and the Deebo Samuel trade request has caused plenty of drama in 49ers-land as well.Pittsburgh Steelers Svg, Pittsburgh Steelers Logo NFL Svg, Steelers Svg, NFL Svg, NFL Sport Svg

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The 49ers enter the three-day event with nine picks, including three on Friday. And while there is at least one obvious scenario in which the Niners could end up getting involved in Thursday’s festivities, they seem perfectly content with where most of their selections currently fall.

“We don’t have a first-round pick — we’re not used to that — but I think when people ask me the signature of this draft, it’s the depth of it, so it’s a good year,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said.

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