NFC champion 49ers gear up for draft with 13 picks

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Associated Press

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 22 at 1:01 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke hopes to build his roster for the future with a whopping 13 selections in this week's NFL draft. That is, if he keeps them all.

Baalke has his board of players ready, realizing full well it all could change quickly as the draft unfolds.

San Francisco, which lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, has its first pick at No. 31 Thursday night near the end of the first round.

San Francisco also made 13 picks in 1986, helping set up its roster for the next two Super Bowl championships — in 1988 and '89.

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