The new 49ers regime pulled the plug on Woods with a trade that sends him to the Chargers for cornerback Sammy Davis.
Then-49ers general manager Terry Donahue would have selected defensive end Will Smith with the No. 16 overall selection, but instead decided to work a trade with the Eagles that sent them back to No. 28 overall. They also picked up the 58th overall pick, which was used to select cornerback Shawntae Spencer.
Then, Donahue traded again, swapping picks with the Panthers. The 49ers moved from 28th to No. 31, where they selected Woods. They also picked up the No. 127 overall selection, which was used on linebacker Richard Seigler, a fourth-round pick who was released after one season.
So just two years later, all of Donahue's maneuvering has left the team with Davis and Spencer instead of the player they would have chosen at No. 16.
--The dates and times of two of the 49ers' exhibition games have been finalized. The 49ers will open at Monster Park against the Bears on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Pacific time. They head across the San Francisco Bay to face the Raiders on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 5 p.m., then travel to face the Cowboys in their third exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. The 49ers wrap up the exhibition season with a Friday, Sept. 1, game against the Chargers at 7 p.m.
--Cornerback Walt Harris is teammates once again with safety Tony Parrish. Both men played for the Bears at the beginning of their careers. Harris was a first-round pick in 1996, while Parrish was a second-round selection in 1998.
"It brings back some good, old times," Harris said. "Tony Parrish has an exceptional understanding of how the game should be approached and played. I spoke with him on the way coming here (to sign). I asked him some questions and he pretty much answered everything."
--The 49ers are scheduled to have 11 draft picks this year, three of which were acquired in deals that got rid of receiver Brandon Lloyd, quarterback Tim Rattay and linebacker Jamie Winborn.
The club is set to have five picks in the first 100 selections. The 49ers are scheduled to pick No. 6, No. 37 (second round), Nos. 68 and 84 (third round) and No. 100 (fourth round). Their other picks are in the fifth round (No. 140), sixth round (Nos. 175 and 192) and the seventh round (Nos. 213, 236 and 254). Their final pick is a compensatory selection.
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"Sure, anything can happen with the draft. I don't have any control over what happens, but this would be a great place to live and to play, so I'm excited for whatever happens" -- Linebacker A.J. Hawk on the possibility of the 49ers selecting him with the No. 6 overall pick.
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