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.