SANTA CLARA -- Could the 49ers draft another Joe Montana-like steal next month? Well, they'll be selecting in the same spot as in 1979, when Bill Walsh snagged the Notre Dame quarterback with the final pick of the third round.
Monday's awarding of a compensatory, third-round draft pick (No. 100 overall) gives the 49ers 11 total selections in the May 8-10 draft. (The last pick in the third round in 1979 was No. 82.)
The 49ers have six picks in the first three rounds: one in the first (No. 30 overall), two in the second (Nos. 56 and 61) and three in the third (Nos. 77, 94 and 100). Aside from a pick in the fourth and fifth rounds, the 49ers have three in the seventh round, including two via their trades of Parys Haralson (to the Saints) and Colin Jones (to the Panthers).
They dealt their sixth-round pick to Jacksonville earlier this month in exchange for quarterback Blaine Gabbert. A potential 2015, seventh-round pick could be headed to the Miami Dolphins as part of this month's trade for tackle Jonathan Martin.
Monday's compensatory pick was based on last year's free-agent movement, with losses (Dashon Goldson, Ted Ginn Jr., Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois, Delanie Walker) weighed against gains (Phil Dawson, Glenn Dorsey, Craig Dahl, Dan Skuta).