It Was a Good Draft – Unless It Wasn’t

After a month of letting the media and NFL “expert insiders” with “highly reliable sources” convince all of us that the 49ers were going to select Mac Jones as their QB of the future, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch saved us all from befuddled outrage by instead picking Trey Lance. A guy with big time skills and potential.

What made Lance preferable to Justin Fields remains a mystery, for now. Perhaps the coming seasons will give us the answer, or perhaps the Bears will hopelessly screw up Fields’ career and we’ll never know.

The other seven draft picks were three clusters: two RBs, three DBs, and two OGs. No TEs, LBs, DEs, DTs, or WRs.

So, another extraordinary effort of colossal bloviation has closed up shop until next year, sending Mel Kiper’s mouth into hibernation for ten blessed months.

The team should be dragging in a bunch of UDFAs this coming week. The names won’t mean much to most of us, but one or two of these guys usually end up making the roster or the practice squad.

Not sure what’s going on with the OTAs this year. The NFLPA has urged players not to attend these “voluntary” sessions, and most teams have indicated some, a few, many players will or will not go along. My guess is most 49er guys will show up, especially the rookies.

The next three months will be the deadest time of the year NFL-wise, with only the odd player arrest or freak ACL tear to stir the news cycle. But the fan base is going to be pumped for the coming year, no doubt about it. All we need is HEALTH, something in very short supply last year.

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7 comments on “It Was a Good Draft – Unless It Wasn’t
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thought that they would draft a TE but to replace Jordan Reed which they didn’t.

    Not drafting a WR means they expect Jalen Hurd to finally take the field which Lynch has confirmed Hurd is on track.

    Their last pick RB Elijah Mitchell has 4.33 speed. Another remarkable stat that he averaged over 4 yards per carry after first contact.

    Look for them to sign FA safety Tony Jefferson and Lynch has indicated Dick Sherman might return under the correct circumstances.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remarkable that up to the pick everyone was speculating who would be the pick at #3 There were no leaks.

    Contrast a few years ago with Baalke in charge and the daily drama.

    Speaking of Baalke he is up to his old tricks drafting T Little who had Acl in 20198 and S Cisco who tore his ACL in Sept 2020.

    Stay tuned for further speculation on Aaron Rodgers who says he’s not playing for Green Bay.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post Skeebs, I actually had a lot of fun with this draft. Hopefully we got better because of it. The common thread seems to be aggressiveness with our new class of Niners. That usually means more injuries but also means more entertaining football. We shall see.

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder I saw your comment from the previous thread regarding Mitchell.
    I loved his wheels and versatility also.
    Glad th see him getting a shot with us.

    Thought we reached way to much for Trey Sermon too.
    I didn’t consider him at all, after seeing a 40 somehere in the high 4.5s.
    And, he’s not that big to consider as a FB from what I’ve seen on his Bio.
    Hopefully he’s a steal but, I don’t have much reason to be excited.

    Hope Shanny didn’t Draft Joe Williams 2.0 there.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Curious to see who becomes the understudy at Center now.
    Mack has to be the mentor here.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    McKivitz has the nasty I love but he got bitch slapped last year at OG from the little I saw of him

  7. 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