jimmie ward

Round: First, 30th overall

Position: Safety/cornerback

School: Northern Illinois

Height, weight: 5-11, 193

Resume: Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist with a career-high seven interceptions last season. Started 39 of 55 games. Blocked four punts. Was All-Mid American Conference first team in 2013. Interception set up winning field goal over Iowa. Had foot surgery March 11 for a Jones fracture, on his fifth metatarsal. Ran 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Attended Davidson High (Mobile, Alabama). Born July 18, 1991, in Racine, Wisconsin.

Jimmie Ward of Northern Illinois University, left, who was drafted by San Francisco 49ers, stands with head coach, Jim Harbaugh, during a press conference
Jimmie Ward of Northern Illinois University, left, who was drafted by San Francisco 49ers, stands with head coach, Jim Harbaugh, during a press conference on May 9, 2014 at 49ers' Santa Clara training facility. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) ( Dai Sugano )

Quote: "He's got energy. He's a bright-eyed guy, he has a great smile, he's very confident. The stage isn't going to be too big for him. This guy loves to compete, loves the game of football," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said.

CARLOS HYDE

Round: Second, No. 57 overall (from the Miami Dolphins)

Position: Running back

College: Ohio State

Height, weight: 6-foot, 235 pounds

Resume: Big Ten Conference's running back of the year in his senior season; finished collegiate career with nine straight 100-yard rushing games; rushed for 1,521 yards (7.3-yard average) and 15 touchdowns last year despite missing three games because of a suspension; recorded 41 touchdowns rushing and receiving combined during his four-year collegiate career; likens his style to that of Frank Gore, the 49ers lead back right now; ran a 4.66-second 40-yard dash; born Sept. 20, 1991, in Cincinnati.


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Quotable: "They fell like my skill set really helps them out. What I do, what I bring to the game can really help them get to that next level and help them get that trophy." — Hyde in a conference call

MARCUS MARTIN

Round: Third, No. 70 overall (from Jacksonville Jaguars)

Position: Center

College: Southern California

Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 320 pounds

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 27: Running back Carlos Hyde #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 27: Running back Carlos Hyde #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on October 27, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) ( Patrick Smith )

Resume: Started 13 games he played at center last season; earned consensus All-Pac 12 Conference first-team honors last season; started 22 games at left guard his freshman and sophomore seasons before he converted to center in 2013; dislocated left knee cap and suffered high (left) ankle sprain against UCLA last season and missed USC's bowl game; first true freshman to start on the offensive line for USC since 2004; born Nov. 29, 1993, in Los Angeles.

CHRIS BORLAND

Round: Third, No. 77 overall

Position: Linebacker

College: Wisconsin

Height, weight: 6-foot, 248 pounds

Quotable: "I'm just going to find my role and play whatever that is. ... I've always felt like I got a great feel for the game. I always approach it from a student's (viewpoint)." — Borland in a conference call with Bay Area media

Resume: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year his senior season; first-team All-Big Ten three straight years; Big Ten Freshman of the Year; averaged 120 tackles his final three seasons; started 45 career games and forced 15 fumbles, the second-most in FBS history.

BRANDON THOMAS

Round: Third, No. 100 overall (compensatory selection)

Position: Offensive tackle

College: Clemson

Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 317 pounds

Resume: Started all 26 games his final two collegiate seasons; tore ACL during pre-draft workout for the New Orleans Saints — also tore an ACL during his senior season in high school; played mostly tackle in college, though he started nine games at left guard, but is expected to play guard in the pros; two-time first-team All-ACC selection

BRUCE ELLINGTON

Round: Fourth, No. 106 overall

Position: Wide receiver

College: South Carolina

Height, weight: 5-foot-9, 197 pounds

Resume: Started 24 of 26 games his final two collegiate seasons; led South Carolina receivers his final season with 48 receptions for 775 yards and eight touchdowns; also returns kicks and punts; size and durability issues, though he is regarded as tough and willing to risk a big hit while going for a pass in traffic; figures to be more of a factor in the return game early in his career.

DONTAE JOHNSON

Round: Fourth, No. 129 overall

Position: Defensive back

College: North Carolina State

Height, weight: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds

Resume: Converted from cornerback (five starts) to free safety (seven starts) his senior season; played in 13 games as a true freshman, including one start; tall for a cornerback; possesses above-average speed; physical player who isn't afraid to help against the run; better suited to playing zone scheme; projected as solid NFL backup, core special teams player; turned down scholarship offer from Stanford, when current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was the Stanford coach.

Quote: "I'm not Richard Sherman. I'm Dontae Johnson. I hope to build my name through my work ethic." — Johnson on conference call after he got drafted

AARON LYNCH

Round: Fifth, No. 150 overall

Position: Defensive end/linebacker

College: South Florida

Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 249 pounds

Resume: Posted an impressive freshman season at Notre Dame, with seven tackles for loss and 5 ½ sacks; sat out one season after he transferred to South Florida; notched 11 ½ tackles for loss and five sacks in his lone season at USF; criticized a great deal by some draft publications for questionable work ethic, weight fluctuation, passion for the game and production not being commensurate with his ability.

Quote: "I am first-round talent but I made some mistakes in my past and I figured that's what hurt me a little bit." — Lynch on conference call after being drafted.

KEITH REASER

Round: Fifth, No. 170 overall

Position: Cornerback

College: Florida Atlantic

Height, weight: 5-foot-11, 189 pounds

Resume: Started first six games his senior season; missed rest of senior season after suffering torn left anterior cruciate ligament; body rejected cadaver ligament from initial surgery, so second surgery performed Feb. 27 with graft from his patellar tendon; started 12 games in 2012; speed a concern, though he ran 4.43-second 40-yard dash at one point, before second surgery; likely to miss all of 2014 season with 49ers while he rehabs.

KENNETH ACKER

Round: Sixth, No. 180 overall

Position: Cornerback

College: Southern Methodist

Height, weight: 6-foot, 190 pounds

Resume: Started all 12 games senior season; recorded team-high three interceptions and 13 pass breakups; American Athletic Conference second-team selection last season; started all 13 games sophomore and junior seasons; ran 4.51-second 40-yard dash; likely to compete for roster spot as backup, core special-teamer.

Quote: "I'm able to learn faster, and I'm hungry all the time. I love to win, hate to lose. I like to put on a show for the fans, because I'm a fan of football. I can give back to the people just like I watched as a fan." — Acker in a conference call after being drafted.

KALEB RAMSEY

Round: Seventh, No. 243 overall

Position: Defensive tackle

College: Boston College

Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 293 pounds

Resume: Shoulder, hip and foot injuries, among others, resulted in Ramsey getting six years of eligibility; started games at defensive end and defensive tackle during collegiate career; will be 25-year-old rookie; figures to be a long-shot to make the opening-day roster unless he gets healthy and maximizes his talent.

TREY MILLARD

Round: Seventh, No. 245 overall

Position: Fullback

College: Oklahoma

Height, weight: 6-foot-2, 247 pounds

Resume: Missed tail end of senior season after he suffered a torn ACL; didn't miss any games his first three-plus seasons; earned all-conference honors three straight seasons; voted team captain; versatile player who can be effective as a blocker, receiver or short-yardage back; also excels on special teams.