Third Round: Golden Greats Bridge

With Montana, Owens, 49ers struck third-round gold twice

Originally Published: April 15, 2010
By Sheldon Spencer | ESPN.com

What fate and time failed to do, ESPN.com's round-by-round draft survey produces: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Terrell Owens are battery mates on our best third-rounders team.

By the time Owens first donned 49ers colors in 1996, Montana was three years removed from that dynasty and enjoying retirement after a two-year stint as a Kansas City Chief. In 14 seasons as a 49er, former Notre Dame star Montana (drafted in 1979) amassed amazing numbers, ...

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