Round One in the Books

Say what you will about it, but the 2020 NFL draft-from-the-basement was actually pretty fucking cool. It was great to see the players looking and acting like the very young adults they are instead of hanging with their possees, sporting $5,000 suits, and acting like hot shots. Of course that excludes Unjolly Roger. Goodell has all the personality of a tree stump, and the stupid booing from random fanbases was a nice touch to get fans involved (fucking NFLN didn’t call ME!) but a stupid premise that didn’t add much. Telling people how to act is never a good look, and the fans didn’t really give a rat’s ass either way. Most were just happy to be involved in an actual sporting event that wasn’t a rerun of sports past.

My immediate reaction to Javon Kinlaw was a bit confusing as they gave up a guy to get a pick that they used to get the same guy. Point being, though, they have a younger cheaper version who they control for the next 4 years at a relative bargain. A very savvy move. One that the LA Rams didn’t make as they threw giant contracts at a few star players while the rest of the team crumbled and tumbled from NFC Champs to also-rans in the very competitive NFC West.

Brandon Aiyuk was a big surprise to me as well. He wasn’t even on my WR radar as I thought they would go with a guy like Mimms or Higgins should they be looking for a late-round wide out. Good news is he’s a true X WR that can go deep, but also is a great route runner who beat out Ruggs for yards after catch. No small feat there. He is a perfect fit for Shanahan’s offense, and looks to be a solid addition next to Deebo.

My only issue, as I’ve said, is that I think we needlessly traded up to get him. No one took a WR between us at 25 and Minnesota at 31. And I seriously doubt that Aiyuk was that high on anyone else’s draft board as Mims, Higgins, and Claypool were available, but no one bit on them.

Still and all, a successful day for Lynch and the 49ers.

Round 1 NFL Draft:

1st pick – Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow, QB, from LSU.

2nd pick – Washington Redskins select Chase Young, EDGE, from Ohio State.

3rd pick – Detroit Lions select Jeff Okudah, CB from Ohio State.

4th pick – NY Giants select Andrew Thomas, OT, from Georgia.

5th pick – Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa, QB, from Alabama.

6th pick – LA Chargers select Justin Herbert, QB, from Oregon.

7th pick – Carolina Panthers select Derrick Brown, DT, from Auburn.

8th pick – Arizona Cardinals select Isaiah Simmons, LB, from Clemson.

9th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select C.J Henderson, CB, from Florida.

10th pick – Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills, OT, from Alabama.

11th pick – NY Jets select Mekhi Becton, OT, from Louisville.

12th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Henry Ruggs, WR, from Alabama.

13th pick – Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade up one spot (San Francisco 49ers) and select Tristan Wirfs, OL, from Iowa.

14th pick – San Francisco 49ers select Javon Kinlaw, DL, from South Carolina.

15th pick – Denver Bronos select Jerry Jeudy, WR, from Alabama.

16th pick – Atlanta Falcons select A.J Terrell, CB, from Clemson.

17th pick – Dallas Cowboys select CeeDee Lamb, WR, from Oklahoma.

18th pick – Miami Dolphins select Austin Jackson, OL, from USC.

19th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Damon Arnette, OL, from Ohio State.

20th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, from LSU.

21st pick – Philadelphia Eagles select Jalen Reagor, WR, from TCU.

22nd pick – Minnesota Vikings select Justin Jefferson, WR, from LSU.

23rd pick – Los Angeles Chargers (traded pick with Patriots) select Kenneth Murray, LB, from Oklahoma.

24th pick – New Orleans Saints select Cesar Ruiz, C, from Michigan.

25th pick – San Francisco 49ers (traded pick with Vikings) select Brandon Aiyuk, WR, from Arizona State.

26th pick – Packers select Jordan Love, QB, from Utah State.

27th pick – Seattle Seahawks select Jordyn Brooks, LB, from Texas Tech.

28th pick – Baltimore Ravens select Patrick Queen, LB, from LSU.

29th pick – Tennessee Titans select Isaiah WIlson, OL, from Georgia.

30th pick – Miami Dolphins select Noah Igbinoghene, CB, from Auburn.

31st pick – Minnesota Vikings select Jeff Gladney, CB, from TCU.

32nd pick – Kansas City Chiefs select Clyde Edwards Helaire, RB, from LSU.

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6 Responses to Round One in the Books

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Something tells me Aaron Rodgers is gonna be pissed they team didn’t get more weapons for him and instead traded up for a QB.

    He was drafted to replace a super bowl winning QB. And now Jordan Love returns the favor. I’m sure Love will not have a great time in MR. Rodgers’ neighborhood.

  2. Aaron Flodgerrs says:

    Something tells me that you’ll be stuck with overrated pornography quarterback #1 for a long time while GB bounces back to take control of the laughable NFC and the red and gold team that traded up to snag a no-name WR. Meanwhile, on Skeebers’ blog, there’s plenty of actual football analysis instead of ridiculous hot takes.

  3. Winder says:

    Pretty sure both Kinlaw and Aiyuk are gonna be starters right off the bat. It will take a little time for them to get their sea legs but so what. We have 3 more picks in this draft and need to get 1 more homerun, hopefully a CB. If we can do that then this draft is a success.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah I see a CB and a couple O line guys.

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