NFL draft hits, misses: Best, worst No. 13 overall picks since 2000
Hit: John Abraham, New York Jets, 2000
The millennium started off strong with the No. 13 pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. The Jets, of all teams, got this one right.
Abraham spent the first six years of his career with the Jets where he totaled 68.5 sacks and was a three-time Pro Bowler. He starred with the Atlanta Falcons after his time in New York and finished his 15-year career with 133.5 sacks, five Pro Bowl selections and twice was named an All-Pro.
Miss: Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals, 2012
It's clear that 49ers fans want a star receiver with the No. 13 pick. The start to Floyd's career certainly was promising. He totaled 3,293 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns in his first four seasons with the Cardinals.
Floyd had multiple off-field issues with alcohol, though, and didn't play for a team last season. He only had 666 yards of his final three seasons.
Hit: Brian Orakpo, Washington, 2009
Orakpo made an instant impact in Washington. He had 11 sacks and 15 QB hits as a rookie on the way to his first of four Pro Bowl selections.
The linebacker/defensive end was named to three Pro Bowls in Washington and one with the Tennessee Titans. The former Texas star had 66 sacks in his career when he retired after the 2018 season.
Miss: Adam Carriker, 2007, St. Louis Rams
Carriker had 16.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss in his two college seasons for the University of Nebraska. He then had just nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss over his five-year NFL career.
The Rams traded him to Washington after two years and he never caught on in the pros.
Hit: Aaron Donald, 2014, St. Louis Rams
Looking back, it's obviously a joke that Donald fell this far in the 2014 draft. In his six-year career, he has done the following: Six Pro Bowl appearances, five All-Pro teams, Defensive Rookie of the Year and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Yeah, this is as good as it gets. Donald is an all-time great and future Hall of Famer.
Miss: Nick Fairley, 2011, Detroit Lions
Fairley was thought to be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft at one point. He fell to the Lions and was incredibly inconsistent.
While injuries and a heart condition slowed him down, Fairley didn't live up to the hype. He lasted six years in the NFL and collected 20.5 sacks.
Honorable mention hits
Jonathan Stewart and Donte' Stallworth both had productive NFL careers. Each lasted 11 seasons -- Stallworth played 10 due to missing the 2009 season after violating the league's conduct rules -- and they combined for 93 touchdowns. But 49ers fans want a star at No. 13, not just a quality player. While both of these players did their part, they never found stardom.
Adding someone like Tony Gonzalez, the No. 13 overall pick in the 1997 draft, obviously would be the dream scenario for the 49ers.