The 2020 Draftermath

Well, for team that was depleted by last year’s moved to shore up the defense, the 49ers did a shitload of wheeling and dealing to spice up this Stay-At-Home 2020 draft. The trade of DeForest Buckner was a pretty big risk, but the reward was the 13 pick in the draft. One in which we chose Javon Kinlaw, a stud of a defensive tackle who should be able to step right into our vaunted defensive line. So he replaces DeFoBu and is younger and cheaper.

Pick 2 in the 1st round, who we traded up for to get at 25, is Brandon Aiyuk, wide receiver from Arizona State. He was, according to word behind the scenes (at least from what I’ve read), not going to last till 31. Miami apparently wanted him, and this brought about the move to 25. When Miami didn’t get Aiyuk, they traded out of the 26th spot with Green Bay, so that answers my questions about why they moved up. What the 49ers got was a true X receiver who is a beast after the catch and looks to step right in as a starter. He can line up at any WR spot and is a solid pass catcher who would seem to fit perfectly with Kyle Shanahan’s offense. He steps right into Emmanuel Sanders’ role, and is, yes, much younger and cheaper.

In the days leading up to the draft it became apparent that Joe Staley was going to retire, so the 49ers packaged up a current 5th round and next year’s 3rd round pick for a guy that is Staley’s peer in tackle Trent Williams. He of course ran afoul of daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins medical staff as they misdiagnosed a tumor on Williams; head. Prompting his holdout for the 2019 season. So we get a younger version of the same guy. He however won’t be cheap as his contract runs out this year. That is a worry for another day.

The rest?

5153*OT Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6190*TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7217*WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee

McKivitz is an undersized lineman that Shanahan likes to work with, Woerner is a plus blocker who only had 34 catches in college. Sounds a little familiar as that was George Kittle’s resume, but I don’t see that much in him other than special teams, and Jauan Jennings, a big but slow WR who is a solid possession type guy, but he has some guys to get through to make the squad.

So, the 49ers trade Matt Breida, DeFo, and Goodwin, get some draft capital and turn it into 3 starters. Not a bad draft weekend’s work. I’m curious tht they didn’t really address cornerback, but I assume more moves will be made to address that down the line.

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16 Responses to The 2020 Draftermath

  1. Grumpy Guy says:

    We signed DeMarkus Acy from Missouri as an UDFA. Keep an eye on him. Three year starting CB who was thought to have a shot at being draft on day two before he wrecked his hamstring last year. Played safety and was one of the fastest 220 guys in Texas in high school. He’s definitely a longshot but worth the look.

  2. NJ49er says:

    How exactly does Lynch suggest that he was in touch with Staley and not know he was not retiring until the fifth RD?
    Call me curious…

    • Winder says:

      Both Lynch and Shanny knew a couple of day before the draft, There is a video on the 49er site that explains everything. Basically, they didn’t want anyone to know so it would affect the draft and the Redskins. They would have wanted a lot more if they had known.

      • NJ49er says:

        Males sense that way Winder.
        Just read the other day Lynch said Joe was working out in SD
        Hate the timing of it.
        Sad way to say goodbye to Joe.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Well, the timing could have been a lot worse. See how Anthony Davis handled his retirement. A month after the draft.

    • Grumpy Guy says:


      Staley looked out for the best interest of the team to the bitter end. I’m just sorry he never got a ring.

  4. alleykat69 says:

    Yep..If anyone deserves a ring it was Joe Staley going thru bad times and good times he never complained, and was the ultimate warrior on and off the field with his charity work, which was so important too him!HOF in my Book and if Frank Gore would ever hang em up maybe they could go in the same HOF class together, wouldn’t that be something!

  5. Slophrosyne says:

    I fear that our so-called draft was an utter failure and we did nothing but draft a bunch of BUSTS. It’s a shame dear unca thinks Brandon Hyuck is a beast when it’s as clear as day he’s a Pac 12 BUST. So sad that Staley couldn’t win a championship when there were so many opportunities. Now I must grieve with my tuggy bears. Sniff!

  6. Winder says:

    What we got so far.

    JaMycal Hasty, RB, Baylor
    Chris Finke, WR, Notre Dame
    DeMarkus Acy, DB, Missouri
    Jared Mayden, S, Alabama
    Ronnell Perkins, S, Missouri
    Chase Harrell, TE, Arkansas
    Broc Rutter, QB, North Central
    Jonas Griffith, LB, Indiana State
    Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington
    Josh Hokit, FB, Fresno State
    Darrion Daniels, DE, Nebraska

  7. alleykat69 says:

    I’m alittle surprised the 49ers did not draft CB Bryce Hall over Colton McKivitz in the 5th rd.A far more need with all the potential F/A’s in the secondary next year and Sherman’s age.Hall is by far the better athlete and fit at that pick..

  8. Grumpy Guy says:

    CB DeMarkus Acy from Missouri. Coming off a hamstring injury or he would have been drafted. A longshot, but worth keeping an eye on.

    • NJ49er says:

      Considering what we’ve got in Witherspoon he’s got more a fighting chance IMO Grump

      • Grumpy Guy says:

        I’d settle for him showing enough to make the team this year, contribute a little, and see where we go from there. He’s still an UDFA, so a 10-1 shot or whatever. But if his wheels are right he might just be able to beat the odds.

        I remember another 49er CB from Missouri. Kid named Wright. He did okay.

    • alleykat69 says:

      If nothing else Acy’s nigga highlight tape is entertaining! I do like his size at 6’2, put on about 20 lbs of muscle, and who knows? he doesn’t shy away from contact either, laying some good licks..

  9. NJ49er says:

    Chuck I was incorrect about Pick 245 –
    We threw it in with the deal to move back to 14 with TB.
    Knowing how desperate TB was to land Wirfs I really wonder why we did?
    Could easily have said Miami was on the other line offering a better package?

    But….It is what it is in hindsight – a 7th. MEH.
    San Francisco trades a one and a seven (13 and 245) to Tampa Bay for a one and a four (14, 117).

  10. unca_chuck says:

    New thread it s up.

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