The 49ers are digging for gold within the 2021 NFL Draft.
John Lynch threw the primary punch of the draft cycle, buying and selling two future first-round picks to the Dolphins for decide No. 3, delivering a haymaker to the draft order and beginning up the rumor mill for this yr’s draft.
Make no mistake, the 49ers traded up that a lot future draft capital to pick their quarterback of the long run, with followers and analysts questioning aloud: Who will the 49ers take? Will or not it’s Alabama’s Mac Jones? Will Shanahan add the limitless potential of Justin Fields to his dynamic offense?
Those questions and extra, answered quickly. Here’s what San Francisco is working with on this yr’s draft:
49ers draft picks 2021: Who did San Francisco take?
- Round 1, Pick No. 3: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
- Round 2, Pick No. 48: Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame
- Round 3, Pick No. 88: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
- Round 5, Pick No. 155: Jaylon Moore, OT, Western Michigan
- Round 5, Pick No. 172: Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon
- Round 5, Pick No. 180: Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
- Round 6, Pick No. 194: Eli Mitchell, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
49ers 2021 draft order
|1||3 (from Dolphins by Texans)|
|5||28 (from Saints)|
|5||36 (Compensatory Selection)|
|7||2 (from Jets)|
49ers NFL Draft wants
- Quarterback: Surprise, shock. Even with Jimmy Garoppolo at present on the helm, the Niners buying and selling as much as No. 3 tells you they assume quarterback is a necessity shifting ahead. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan may have their decide of three passers with Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson presumably off the board earlier than they decide.
- Defensive line: Nick Bosa is superb, even when he is handled accidents in the previous couple of years. San Fran wants some assist alongside the defensive position with DeForest Bruckner traded (albeit earlier than the 2020 season) and Solomon Thomas gone in free company.
- Cornerback: Richard Sherman continues to be a free agent. Jason Verrett has an harm historical past. The 49ers’ go rush will nonetheless be fairly good with Bosa off the sting, however he’ll need assistance from the secondary if he is the one man anticipated to get to the passer.
San Francisco 49ers mock draft 2021
Here are the newest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the 49ers, in response to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:
|2||43||Wyatt Davis||G||Ohio State|
|3||102||Richard LeCounte III||S||Georgia|
|4||117||Tamorrion Terry||WR||Florida State|
|6||194||Pooka Williams Jr.||RB||Kansas|