(The 49ers did not hold a first-round pick in the 1988 NFL Draft)
With the 28th pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers elected Keith DeLong, linebacker, out of the University of Tennessee. DeLong, would stay with the 49ers for five seasons before leaving the game. In those five seasons, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound DeLong recorded a sack, 2 interceptions and 6 fumble recoveries. He would however win Super Bowl XXIV with the team.