Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
“We’ll see what occurs with Trent Williams in free company, however even when the Niners are in a position to re-sign him, Slater might simply slide inside to protect.”
Todd McShay, ESPN: S Trevon Moehrig, TCU
TRADE: Chicago Bears commerce decide No. 20, No. 52 and a 2022 first-or second-round decide for the 49ers No. 12 decide.
“Remember that we had the Niners commerce again to this spot. The Garoppolo choice looms massive for the Niners’ draft plan, and what occurs there may not solely hold San Francisco from buying and selling down however would possibly even affect a commerce up into the Top 10. For now, although, let’s fixate on a secondary dropping many items. Safety Jimmie Ward is at present the one defensive again on all the roster below contract past subsequent season. Perhaps the 49ers look to cornerbacks Jaycee Horn (South Carolina) or Aaron Robinson (UCF), however the worth and want of Moehrig is simply too nice to overlook. He’s my No. 13 prospect and picked off six passes over the previous two seasons.”
Brentley Weissman, The Draft Network: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
“They get who I imagine to be the most effective nook within the draft and that is Patrick Surtain II. Corner is a large want for this soccer group, as they at present do not have many corners below contract. Surtain II can step in and be their No. 1 nook from day one.”
Drae Harris, The Draft Network: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
“After sitting out for a yr, Trent Williams gave San Francisco’s offensive line an incredible enhance. While they imagine they will and can re-sign him, Slater might be insurance coverage. Plus, kicking him inside to protect is the place he might undoubtedly be an elite participant.”
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
TRADE: Cowboys get 49ers No. 12 and No. 108 decide; 49ers get Cowboys No. 10 decide
“The 49ers commerce up for essentially the most athletic QB on this class, Trey Lance. Kyle Shanahan mentioned in latest weeks that Jimmy Garoppolo is his QB for 2021, however that does not imply the group cannot (or will not) plan for the long run. Lance has the athleticism and arm energy to be a legit NFL QB, he solely lacks expertise. But if anybody can get essentially the most out of his talents it is Shanahan, who did simply that with Robert Griffin III throughout his rookie yr in Washington again in 2012.”
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
“Lance might be an All-Pro with Kyle Shanahan as his head coach.”
Josh Edwards, CBS Sports: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
“San Francisco’s offensive line was a disappointment in 2020. Rashawn Slater has the aptitude of beginning in any respect 5 positions and may from Day 1.”
Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report: QB Mac Jones, Alabama
“Considering that virtually each established cornerback on their roster is headed towards free company, the San Francisco 49ers will doubtless be disenchanted to see Surtain II and Farley get snatched up earlier than they go on the clock. But that may imply that one of many draft’s 5 first-round-caliber quarterbacks might be out there, as is the case right here.
“It’s potential San Francisco will do one thing wild like purchase Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans or Sam Darnold from the Jets or signal Dak Prescott effectively earlier than the draft, but when they keep on with Jimmy Garoppolo on what is actually a year-to-year contract, this could be an ideal alternative to usher in a possible successor in Mac Jones.
“The Alabama product would not blow you away like the highest 4 quarterbacks on this class, however he is correct, environment friendly and good. That could be all that is essential to excel in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
“Assuming they create again left deal with Trent Williams and at the very least a veteran nook or two, and assuming they will get more healthy basically after a season that outlined Murphy’s Law from that standpoint, the 49ers are proficient sufficient to afford utilizing a decide like this on a signal-caller who might or might not see the sphere in 2021.”
Anthony Treash, Pro Football Focus: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
“Pairing Pitts with George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Kyle Shanahan’s mind is a chance too good to move up. That proper there could be a scary personnel bundle to defend. Pitts generated a 96.2 PFF grade this yr, greater than 5 grading factors increased than some other tight finish and effectively above the earlier document set by former FAU Owl and now-Cleveland Brown Harrison Bryant in 2019 (92.5).
“Pitts generated a 96.2 PFF grade this yr, greater than 5 grading factors increased than some other tight finish and effectively above the earlier document set by former FAU Owl and now-Cleveland Brown Harrison Bryant in 2019 (92.5). The 49ers’ receiving corps was one of many worst within the NFL in 2020 — the number of Pitts goes a great distance towards altering that.
“The versatile tight finish performed simply shy of 64% of his offensive snaps inline, however he dominated in contrast to some other tight finish we had ever seen when he lined up out broad in single protection. Pitts went toe-to-toe with press protection when lined up out broad for 40 receiving snaps this season and got here away with seven explosive receptions of 15-plus yards on these alternatives. We have by no means seen a decent finish document greater than two of these in a single yr earlier than Pitts this season.”
Ian Cummings, Pro Football Network: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
“Well, this labored out effectively for the San Francisco 49ers. Cornerback is without doubt one of the most urgent wants for the 49ers this offseason. All of their starters are set to hit the market, and just one — Jason Verrett — ought to expertise some resistance from the 49ers camp.
“There will undoubtedly be a necessity for extra expertise on the boundary when the NFL Draft comes round. At No. 12 on this 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, Patrick Surtain II is without doubt one of the finest potential choices. Surtain II had a productive profession with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and he has the mandatory size, footwork, physicality, and ball abilities to be an early starter with upside.
“The 49ers promoted linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to interchange Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator. Given Ryans’ expertise below Saleh, it is doubtless he carries over a few of the similar philosophies. In that scheme, Surtain II has a lot of potential.”
Nate Davis, USA Today: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
“He’s a extremely intriguing prospect, maybe a (barely) smaller model of Cam Newton given Lance’s measurement (6-3, 224) and talent to make performs along with his arm and legs. However, given the extent of competitors he performed towards in school, the place the pandemic restricted him to at least one sport in 2020, sitting behind a gentle veteran like Jimmy Garoppolo for a yr appears affordable for all events.”
Luke Easterling, The Draft Wire: CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama