Barring a surprise announcement from commissioner Roger Goddell, the NFL Draft will commence in April with the San Francisco 49ers looking to add key pieces to the roster. Due to the current health crisis, no fans will be present. However, that does not diminish the excitement ahead of the draft. Today we take our chance at predicting how things could shape up come draft day. The basic rule for this mock draft is that there is no trading of picks. San Francisco enters the draft with picks 13, 31, 156, 176, 210, 217, and 245. Those are the picks that were used here today. Without further delay, here is the first of a few mock drafts for the San Francisco 49ers.
The Full Mock
Round 1 (13): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Notable options: Jedrick Wills – OT, Andrew Thomas – OT, Javon Kinlaw – DT
With the departure of veteran wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, the 49ers lost one of their top pass catchers from last season. While Sanders arrived at the midway point in the season, he quickly acclimated himself to the offense and became a steady contributor. Enter Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver out of Alabama. Jeudy is a silky route-runner who is the most complete receiver in the 2020 draft. Many draft scouts have him at either WR1 or WR2. Having a wide receiver of Jeudy’s caliber in a Kyle Shanahan offense is a scary proposition.
Round 1 (31): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Notable options: Patrick Queen – LB, Yetur Gross-Matos – Edge, Neville Gallimore – DT
Without trading down from this slot, which many feel would likely happen, the 49ers have some interesting questions to answer. Do they take the best available player or do they measure needs more significantly? Luckily, Trevon Diggs happens to check both boxes. The Alabama product projects out to become an above-average cornerback in the San Francisco Cover-3 scheme. The younger brother of wide receiver Steffon Diggs, Trevon played on the offensive side of the ball in high school. His ball skills are impressive to go along with his length and size. Diggs would do well to contend for a starting spot on the defense and eventual successor to Richard Sherman.
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Round 5 (156): McTelvin Agim, IDL, Arkansas
Notable options: Harrison Hand – CB, Michael Onwenu – IOL, J.R. Reed – S
Sitting for three rounds, the 49ers are left to scramble in the later rounds to fill holes. McTelvin Agim has the size to do just that. Agim is a converted defensive end who moved inside for the Aggies for the 2019 season. He had an impressive showing during the East-West Shrine Bowl practices and has a massive lower body. His versatility and potential could push him into an earlier round but the 49ers would be lucky to land the talented big man.
Round 5 (176): Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
Notable options: Antonio Gandy-Golden – WR, Colby Parkinson – TE, Logan Wilson – LB
The 49ers are thin at the linebacker position. While it is a talented group of starters, any prolonged losses will test the unit. Strnad fits the mold of an aggressive and athletic linebacker. The Wake Forest product will need to work on his strength at the point of attack but he has the physical tools to be useful on special teams. If he’s available, don’t be surprised if the 49ers invest a late-round pick on a quality depth piece like Strnad.
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Round 6 (210): Tremayne Anchrum, OT, Clemson
Notable options: Jauan Jennings – WR, Kamren Kurl – CB, Trevis Gipson – Edge
Don’t let the initial position classification fool you. Anchrum could very well kick inside to guard and become a solid backup or fringe starter. If the former Clemson Tiger can stick on a roster, it will be at one of the guard positions. Anchrum is mobile and able to move laterally to mirror his opponent. While not experienced at guard, he could slide into the role and earn a backup job for the upcoming season.
Round 7 (217): Myles Dorn, S, North Carolina
Notable options: Jauan Jennings – WR, Trevis Gipson – Edge, Khalil Davis – IDL
A downhill safety who can attack the box and play near the line of scrimmage. Dorn is not the most physically gifted safety in the draft, although he is a hard-worker and has a high football IQ. Dorn played both safety positions as a Tar Heel and showed a knack for winning one on one battles with ball carriers. He does not have great speed but makes up for it with his anticipation and natural understanding of the game. He can be an excellent special teams player and offer quality depth at either safety spot.
Round 7 (245): Jake Hanson, IOL, Oregon
Notable Options: Joe Reed – WR, Kindle Vildor – CB, Austin Mack – WR
Hanson is the offensive lineman version of a swiss-army knife who could surprise many if he’s brought into camp. He’s a smart player who started all four years with Oregon and will fit nearly every scheme possible. Hanson has good hands and can move laterally, an essential skillset for an interior lineman in the Shanahan offense. If he lasts this late, the 49ers would be foolish to pass up the talented rookie.
– Ryan Adverderada is the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage 49ers. He also covered the Arizona Cardinals for Full Press Coverage. Like and follow on Follow @ryanadverderada