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49ers Mock Draft 2021: Seven-round projections

Looking forward to the 2021 NFL Draft? Here's an in-depth look at what the 49ers will do.

Niner Nation

Former NFL player on why 49ers should pick Justin Fields

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Former Pro-Bowler and current NFL analyst Maurice Jones Drew released his mock draft and has the Niners taking Ohio State’s Justin Fields. The San Francisco 49ers have just over two weeks before they will select their quarterback of the future. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will be at Ohio State QB Justin Fields’ second pro day on Wednesday. The duo will then check out North Dakota State’s Trey Lance in person on Monday. We have heard from many pundits about which player they think the Niners should take with the...

49ers Blog | Sacramento Bee

49ers mailbag: What about the 2nd pick? Will players hate Jones? Will Bosa ease back in?

We’re light on news as we inch closer to the NFL draft beginning April 29. So let’s get right to your questions for this week’s mailbag. David asks: Who do …

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons are smoke-screening No. 4 pick, and it’s working

The Atlanta Falcons hold the keys to the 2021 NFL Draft with their No. 4 overall pick. We all know that the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers- the three teams who’ll pick ahead of the Falcons- are all locked in with their picks and they’re going to take quarterbacks. What does […] Atlanta Falcons are smoke-screening No. 4 pick, and it’s working - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Our full San Francisco 49ers mock draft: Finding receivers and corners that fit the bill

You may have heard the NFL draft is quickly approaching with the first round on April 29. And while all the attention (rightfully so) is on the 49ers’ first-round draft …

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Golden Nuggets: How big of a need is offensive line for the 49ers?

Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 We are a day away from overreacting to the 49ers’ brass and their facial expressions after every Justin Fields throw at his pro day. 49ers draft crush: He may be only 5-foot-9 but there’s a lot to like in … At 212 pounds, he’s built like a running back. At Clemson’s pro day last month, he hoisted 225 pounds on the bench press 24 times. That’s a huge number for any receiver, much less a slot receiver. In fact, it’s a number you’d love your tight end...

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49ers Podcast: What does San Francisco think is their second biggest need?

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Niner Nate and Leo Luna discussed that and more in today’s episode For a lot of people, the NFL Draft is a lot like Fruit Stripe gum. They love it for the first 30 seconds, and then they toss it into the trash and move on with their day. We spend endless hours talking about what each team will do on the first night of the draft, and give only a courtesy wave to the other two days worth of draft picks. When it comes to the 49ers, Friday and Saturday’s picks aren’t as important as what happens Thursday, but they’re close. NFL rosters...

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49ers among teams to hold pre-draft meeting with Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood

Photo by Joe Robbins/ San Francisco is scheduled to have eight picks after the first round. All of the attention is on who the San Francisco 49ers will select with the No. 3 overall pick, but general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan continue to do their research on mid-to-late round selections. The Niners have nine total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and still need to add some depth to the secondary as well as the offensive and defensive lines. Justin Melo of The Draft Network has been keeping the football world updated on which prospects meet with...

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2021 NFL mock draft roundup: Which QB will 49ers go with at No. 3?

Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Pundits are all over the board with who San Francisco will select on April 29. The San Francisco 49ers continue to their homework on the three QB prospects who are projected to be available at No. 3. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will see Justin Fields throw in person on Wednesday, and the duo is planning on attending Trey Lance’s second pro day on April 19. Some NFL Draft pundits have the Niners zeroing in on Alabama’s Mac Jones, but the Niners have plenty of time to make their decision. The 2021...

Big Blue View

The Chris and Joe Show - How will trades at the top of the draft impact the Giants?

The top 10 has already been shuffled, but how could it play out on draft night? Even with the 2021 NFL Draft still most of a month away, we have already gotten plenty of action in the top 10. A series of trades earlier this month both brought some picks at the very top of the draft into focus, while also creating the opportunity for several teams to be wildcards. First the San Francisco 49ers traded with the Miami Dolphins, jumping from 12th overall up to 3rd overall. Then the Dolphins moved back into the top 10, trading with the Philadelphia Eagles for the 6th overall...

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49ers had an interest in free agent RB Gio Bernard early in free agency

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Could we see a running back drafted earlier than expected? We take a look at the best pass-catching running backs in the draft ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the San Francisco 49ers had an early interest in free-agent running back Gio Bernard in free agency before Bernard signed with Tampa Bay. The Niners have been looking for a pass-catching running back since the Kyle Shanahan, and John Lynch regime began but have swung and missed in that category. How early is too early for a running back in this upcoming draft? If Alabama’s Najee...

The Phinsider

2021 Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2.0: Dolphins trade up for first-round pick

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Miami Dolphins started the offseason with the third- and 18th-overall picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. The 18th pick is their own selection, coming from their 2020 regular season performance. The third pick was given to Miami as part of the 2019 trade of Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans. The Dolphins have since sent that third pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the 12th-overall pick, then turned around and sent the 12th pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for the sixth selection. In his new 2021 NFL Mock Draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr., thinks...

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Scouting Spotlight: Creed Humphrey & Joseph Ossai

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Scouting Spotlight features a versatile offensive lineman and an edge pass rusher, both prospective day two picks. Greetings Faithful! The Scouting Spotlight returns with a look at a versatile offensive lineman and a defensive edge prospect who could be intriguing second-round options. The 49ers must address the offensive line before the draft concludes. It’s great to have Trent Williams back, but having too much depth along the offensive line should ALWAYS be the goal. I love the idea of adding more talent along the edge, opposite of Nick...

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The 49ers’ quarterback draft choice will either make Shanahan a hero or unemployed

There are plenty of things we don’t know for sure about the decision 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is going to make with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming …

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Why 3 NFL executives aren’t sold on Mac Jones to 49ers

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is skeptical that San Francisco will select Jones third overall. The 2021 NFL Draft is still more than two weeks away, so we still have plenty of time before the San Francisco 49ers will select a quarterback third overall. Multiple NFL insiders like Adam Schefter and Peter King are guessing that the Niners will go with Alabama’s Mac Jones with the No. 3 pick. Both Schefter and King reiterated that it is their opinion that San Francisco will take Jones, but from what they’re hearing, the team hasn’t made a...

NESN.com

Will Patriots Trade Up To No. 4 In Draft? Peter King Weighs In

One could argue, as it stands, the 2021 NFL Draft really begins with the fourth overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars effectively have confirmed they will take Trevor Lawrence at No. 1 and Zach Wilson probably can start looking for housing in the New York-New Jersey area. The San Francisco 49ers, who recently traded for the […] The post Will Patriots Trade Up To No. 4 In Draft? Peter King Weighs In appeared first on NESN.com.

Pats Pulpit

#PostPulpit Mailbag: Will the Patriots get aggressive in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Related: Pats Pulpit Mock Draft Show: New England nabs a quarterback in the first round After a busy first week of free agency, the New England Patriots have stayed on the sidelines while the rest of the league has picked things up. The San Francisco 49ers packaged a trio of first-round selections to Miami to move up to No. 3 overall — presumably for a quarterback — while the Dolphins then jumped back up to No. 6 overall in an exchange with Philadelphia. With just over two weeks until the NFL Draft kicks off, even more movement might be...

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Patriots Draft Rumors: Pats Set To Attend Justin Fields’ Second Pro Day

A large contingent of NFL evaluators watched Justin Fields’ first pro day late last month. The list of attendees at his next workout should be much smaller. Entering the week, the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers were the only teams that had committed to attend the Ohio State quarterback’s second pro day, which […] The post Patriots Draft Rumors: Pats Set To Attend Justin Fields’ Second Pro Day appeared first on NESN.com.

Bear Goggles On

5 reasons Mac Jones is perfect fit with Chicago Bears

The media hype around Mac Jones has started to grow to the point where it feels as though he is a lock to be drafted by the 49ers third overall. However, if you have paid attention to the draft season for more than one year you know that this is the prime lying season and […] 5 reasons Mac Jones is perfect fit with Chicago Bears - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, April 12, 2021

Quarterback Steve Walsh #4 of the Chicago Bears looks to hand off the ball during a 1994 NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 7, 1995 in San Francisco | Photo by George Rose/ Another Monday, another week closer to the 2021 NFL Draft THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Taylor Gabriel, former Falcons and Bears WR, retiring after six seasons - NFL.com - A key figure of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2016 Super Bowl run is calling it quits. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel said this weekend on Instagram that he is retired...

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49ers’ draft hats are officially out

It’s a black hat, with a red bill, and an old school logo It’s that time of year where we judge the official draft hat for the San Francisco 49ers. The style isn’t far off from the 2020 draft hats. Here’s a look at a gallery of available merchandise featuring the 49ers draft logo. If you like what you see, you can purchase here. The all caps bold white lettering of “San Francisco” stands out, but I don’t think that’s in a good way. The red logo on the red tee? Hmm. I am a fan of the charcoal pullover hoodie. If I were to go with a hat, it’d probably be the...

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Schefter thinks 49ers ‘like all three’ QBs with less than 3 weeks until NFL Draft

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Justin Fields and Trey Lance will hold a second pro day to show their stuff in front of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. With less than three weeks to go until the 2021 NFL Draft, the spotlight remains on the San Francisco 49ers. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan made the most significant move of the offseason when they traded up to acquire the No. 3 pick from the Miami Dolphins. Lynch and Shanahan have made it no secret that they made the deal to draft their quarterback of the future. The Niners still...

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Golden Nuggets: The backtracking on Mac Jones to the 49ers has begun

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Sunday, April 11, 2021 In today’s nuggets, you’ll read about expectations for DeMeco Ryans in his first year, why Ian Rapoport says don’t pencil in Mac Jones to the 49ers just yet, a story about Phillip Adams, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day on Justin Fields’ best fit, and an NFL Draft analyst making a case for Trey Lance. Expectations for DeMeco Ryans’ First Season as 49ers Defensive Coordinator Not the case the Ryans. Ryans an inexperienced former linebackers coach, likes Saleh. But Ryans is...

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Should the Chicago Bears trade up to number 4?

Photo by Michael Reaves/ There’s a lot of buzz that teams are looking to move up to 4 overall for a shot at the 4th QB drafted, so should the Bears be one of those teams? The NFL Draft is a little over two weeks away, and we’ve already had a couple blockbuster trades from teams maneuvering up the board, with the biggest mover being the San Francisco 49ers who presumably jumped up to 3 to get their next quarterback. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been locked in on Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence since the day they secured the top overall pick, and at number 2 overall the...

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Golden Nuggets: Baldy would select Mac Jones if he were the 49ers GM

Photo by Senior Bowl/Collegiate Images/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, April 10, 2021 I’ll be taking a couple of days off. I’ll be back on Tuesday. Please, pretend to like each other for a few days. news 2021 NFL Draft: What should the 49ers do with the No. 3 overall pick? Brian Baldinger: Cue the commissioner: ”With the third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Mac Jones, quarterback, Alabama.” No. 3 overall might be far higher up the board than Jones thought he’d be a few months ago, but Patrick Mahomes never...

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The 49ers are crazy to draft Mac Jones at No. 3 overall

Kyle Shanahan made it loud and clear that he believes there are three elite quarterback prospects in this year’s class. Mac Jones is a good prospect, let’s not get that twisted, but players selected in the top 3 are supposed to be perennial pro-bowl caliber players in the NFL. That’s not Jones, not even close, at least not at this point in his career. We already know he’s not as physically gifted as the other contenders, but he’s not mentally either, despite public perception. He struggles with ball placement, vision, and his post-snap processing is far from where...

Still Curtain

Steelers must be prepared to trade up for a QB in the 2021 NFL Draft

A trade for Sam Darnold could cause one quarterback to slip in the NFL Draft. Here’s why the Steelers must be prepared to trade up. After the San Francisco 49ers traded with the Miami Dolphins this offseason to land the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, I would have thought that all hope […] Steelers must be prepared to trade up for a QB in the 2021 NFL Draft - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

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Niners Nation Radio: Potential targets after the first round

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Michelle Magdziuk makes her picks on today’s podcast While the eyes of the Faithful remain hyper-focused on the quarterback, the 49ers will choose third overall; the reality is that San Francisco still has eight other picks to work with throughout the draft. With 20 days to go until the start of the proceedings, Michelle Magdziuk and I thought it was time to focus on who the team will take after the QB in round one. Here are just some of the players Michelle thinks are worth a look in round two: Landon Dickerson, Center - Alabama Even in their...

Raiders & 49ers Coin Toss to Determine 9th Overall Pick in 2018 Draft | NFL Combine

Oakland Raiders Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie engage in a coin toss with San Francisco 49ers John Lynch and Rod Woodson to determine who gets the the 9th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepa