And the Winner Is …

Another four days until we find out which QB the 49ers will be selecting with the number three pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

It’s been a month since the team traded a bucketful to move up to that number three spot, and we’ve all endured enough media scenarios to fill the apparently limitless emptiness between Brett Farve’s ears about which QB the Niners will choose. Which is no small feat considering there are only three QBs in the frame for this pick: Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance.

This is in no way a disparagement of Farve’s ears, BTW. After all, they were not consulted when being forever attached to the cavern of eternal dumb that serves as their home.

You have to hand it to the sports media for tirelessly flogging this two day story into a four week mini-series. It’s not easy writing the same thing everyday, changing only the NAME and the adjectives of the protagonist with each rearrangement of paragraphs.

Nobody writes much about the top two picks in the draft, which seem to be written in stone. Trevor Lawrence at number one and Zack Wilson at number two. Why these two are seen as noticeably superior to Fields and Lance escapes me, since they all have similar skills. Maybe it’s because the top two are white guys and Fields and Lance are black. This sort of prejudice is something the media, by and large, is understandably very reluctant to mention, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Jones doesn’t have the athleticism of the other four QBs, but he’s white and he excels in the pocket. Which is what Shanahan wants from his QB. He wants a QB running his offense and not running around inventing one on the fly.

At any rate, I think I can safely speak for most of us when I say Thursday cannot come soon enough. It’s a lot more satisfying to bitch about the present than bitch about the future.

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40 comments on “And the Winner Is …
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    In reality I stopped thinking about who we are gonna pick a few days ago and haven’t paid any attention to the media for quite a bit longer than that. I just came to the conclusion that I really don’t know who the best QB is so I won’t start complaining until the appropriate time.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re almost there Skeebs.
    Good news is, we won’t have to wait long to get the answer.
    I’ll simply remind everyone that we have Baalke and the NYJ ahead of us.
    Nothing is guaranteed in terms of Draft expectations.
    I’ve also heard that Urban Meyer indicated that the Owner (Kahn) would make the choice of QB.
    Another Owner like Jerry and Danny in JAX?

    Who knows…

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My ’21 Draft list is done – Now that I expect a QB at 3 it removes many of the early options I was expecting.
    In no particular order….

    Mac Jones – AL – 6’3″/214
    Justin Fields – OH St – 6’3″/228
    Trey Lance – NDSU – 6’4″/226
    Davis Mills – Stanford – 6’4″/217
    Kellen Mond – TX A&M – 6’3″/217

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Spencer Brown – UNI – 6’8″/318
    Rashawn Slater – NW – 6’4″/315
    Sam Cosmi – TX – 6’6″/314
    Dillon Radunz – No Dakota St – 6’6″/299
    Brady Christensen – BYU – 6’6″/302

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Wyatt Davis – OH State – 6’4″/315
    Trey Smith – TN – 6’6″/330
    Alex Leatherwood – AL – 6’6″/312
    Kendrick Green – IL – 6’4″/315
    Ben Cleveland – UGA – 6’6″/350

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Landon Dickerson – AL – 6’6″/325
    Creed Humphrey – OK – 6’5″/320
    Quinn Meinerz – UWW – 6’3″/320
    Josh Myers – OH State – 6’5″/312
    Drew Dalman – Stanford – 6’3″/300

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Kenny Gainwell – Memphis – 5’11″/195 (Slot)
    Pooka Williams – KS – 5’10″/170 (Slot)
    Chuba Hubbard – OK St – 6’0″/208
    Elijah Mitchell – LA – 5’11″/218
    Deon Jackson – Duke – 6’0″/215
    Kene Nwangwu – IA St – 6’1″/210 (4.29)
    Michael Carter – UNC – 5’8″/199

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Ben Mason – MI – 6’3″/254
    Adam Prentice – SCAR – 6’0″/251
    Rhamondre Stevenson – OK – 6’0″/246
    Kylen Granson (H-Back) – SMU – 6’3″/235
    Noah Hannon – App St – 6’0″/238

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Richie Grant – UCF – 6’0″/194
    Caden Sterns TX – 6’1″/207
    Divine Deablo – Va Tech – 6’3″/223
    Jevon Holland – OR – 6’1″/201
    Tyree Gillespie – MO – 6’0″/210

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Ja’marr Chase – LSU – 6’0″/208
    Rashod Bateman – MN – 6’1″/190
    Dez Fitzpatrick – Louisville – 6’2″/210
    Elijah Moore – Ole Miss – 5’10″/178
    Shi Smith – SCAR – 5’10″/190

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Kyle Pitts – UF – 6’5″/246
    Tre’ McKitty – UGA – 6’5″/245
    Hunter Long – BC – 6’5″/253
    Nick Eubanks – MI – 6’5″/256
    Matt Bushman – BYU – 6’5″/245

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Azeez Ojulari – UGA – 6’3″/240
    Chazz Surratt – UNC – 6’2″/225
    Garrett Wallow – TCU – 6’2″/230
    Tony Fields II – WVU – 6’1″/220
    Quincy Roche – Miami – 6’3″/245

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Jaycee Horn – SC – 6’1″/205
    Ifeatu Melifonwu – SYR – 6’3″/213
    Divine Deablo – VA Tech – 6’3″/223
    Aaron Robinson – UCF 6’1″/ 193
    Andre Cisco – SYR – 6’0″/209

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:


    Jayson Oweh – PSU – 6’5″/252
    Carlos Basham – WF – 6’5″/285
    Patrick Jones II – Pitt – 6’5″/260
    Daelin Hayes – ND – 6’3″/258
    Tarron Jackson – Coastal Carolina – 6’2″/260

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- thanks for the list it’s as good as any I have seen the “pros” do.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Winder, kinda naked in it’s details this year, without the Combine numbers to give it some meat.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just like everyone has an A hole, everyone has an opinion on who the Niners will take at #3. McShay says Lance and Kiper says Jones.
    The question is whether you want to wait up for the Ferrari or you are driving the brand new Toyota Camry. One is flashy and one is reliable.

    Reminds me of this which would never air on TV today

    A most unusual year with no combine and no visits by prospects to your facility. Lance only played in one game in 2020 so you’re drafting for the upside if you decide on him.
    At the beginning they said Mac Jones had a high football IQ. Recently
    Trey Lance has been shown to have the same Intellect.
    I would be happy with either but you have to lean towards Lance because of the bigger arm and running ability.

    In the end I trust Shanahan will take the better fit. My criteria is you have to have a QB that throws receivers open. None of this waiting f or a receiver to break open and then trying to zip the ball to him. I want a QB capable of getting to 3rd and 4th reads and if not there check it down.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    OOPS!! Wrong link.

    This is what I wanted to post

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On ESPN Schefter just confirmed that Rodgers has told the Packers he doesn’t want to play for them.
    This is a developing story. Stay tuned as everyone not happy with their QB situation is calling the Packers now

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lot of nutty shit going on today. Hope the Niners don’t overthink this thing.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I like the pick and the gamble we took. Hope it pays off.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We’re at least assured that the backup QB this year will be almost as good as the starter. No more Mullens and Beathard.

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I think after this year it’s gonna be Lance and Rosen and whoever they want on the PS.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny that the 3 other members of NFC West each chose a undersized but fast slot receiver with their second round picks Rams and Seahags sorely needed Oline

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners choose OG Banks known as “Dancing Bear” from Alameda with second pick.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Draft so far:

    1. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
    2. Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame
    3. Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
    3. Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This is the time of year to be hopeful. I usually always think we drafted pretty good until I find out we didn’t. I remember saying that Baalky had some good drafts until I realized he was totally terrible. That actually took a few years. I am so on board with our FO now that these guys are gonna have to flop before I give up on em.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    In Baalke’s first year as GM of the Jaguars, he’s already drafted TWO guys coming off ACL tears. Unbelievable.

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jaylon Moore, OG/OT.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Deommodore Lenoir, CB

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Talanoa Hufanga, S

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Elijah Mitchell, RB

    And that’s all folks!

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    What no DL or WR. This one is pretty different from the prior drafts.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Elijah Mitchell RB ran a 4.33 40

    He could be fastest guy on the team, faster than Mostert

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if the Niners have given up on finding a decent punt returner.
    You would have thought Dante Pettis would’ve been a natural because he returned 5 punts for TDs in college but he was a zero. Same can be said for Trent Williams.

    The last threat as a pint returner was Ted Ginn who averaged 13 yds a return. That is a hidden stat for field position and could add short fields at the very least leading to FGs.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I see you had Elijah Mitchell on your board. He just might turn out to be a good one. I noticed the just about every player we picked has a nasty streak. I think we just upped our game.

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17