49ers draft day rewind: That time Bill Walsh went James Owens before Joe Montana

first_imgTonight is the first round of the NFL Draft, the day every team has the chance to redefine itself. That’s a more pressing desire for some teams than others and with the second pick, the Niners fall into that camp after a 4-12 season.With such a high-leverage pick coming, let’s take a look back at the three biggest draft picks in 49ers history:The 1979 draft1-2: James Owens (bust), Joe Montana (boon) It’s not often you see a colossal washout selected in the same draft as a …last_img

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