Still Thinking Lance

More and more prognosticators are rolling around to the fact that Trey Lance is the guy we pick.

Yeah, this is worth the bitcoin it is printed on, but all the Mac Jones talk is some kind of smokescreen I think. Not that the Jets would suddenly bail on Zach, but who knows? Jones makes the least sense to me as the NFL unfolds in looking at mobile athletic guys in favor of stationary ones.

Shanny has learned how to change his mind, going from Cousins to Garoppolo when the opportunity arose, so he isn’t stubborn to the point of intractability. We did upgrade our line by getting a center that can hopefully stay on the field, and I imagine that we will look to draft two more guys to provide depth. And of course, we backed up the truck for Trent Williams.

Guys like Brunskill, Skule, Tomlinson, and even rookie McKivitz played pretty well, and Shon Coleman played well before being lost for the season. They have some experience in the system, and should improve. And with a guy like Lance, the imperative isn’t as dire to keep a clean pocket for 5 minutes as we would have to with Mac Jones.

As lots of people have been saying, this is a huge gamble. One that hasn’t paid off recently for many teams. Just ask the Rams. Or the Jets. Or the Cards. Or us.

6 days!

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23 Responses to Still Thinking Lance

  1. alleykat69 says:

    I’m sticking with Justin Fields and if it’s not him then Trey Lance.Both the mobile QB that Shanny dearly wants and made the jump up for.The thing for me Fields is a 2 time Big Ten player of the year, can make all the throws with a tremendous arm, will create a play if the original play call breaks down with his speed which will even drive defenses more frustrated. Lance can do the same, but he needs a year behind Jimmy G to learn.Fields could step right in , and it might be sooner then later with Jimmy G injury track record, that’s the difference Fields is more game ready to take over and it’s scary how with Shanny that they will change the NFL culture for years to come..

    • Winder says:

      I think it will be fields also but the fact he has seizures might be a turning point. I would like to see Lance because to me he has the highest ceiling. but is also the biggest gamble.

  2. Winder says:

    Everyone should play this at least once a year. It helps you lighten up and appreciate one of Gods truly great gifts. A healthy dump.

  3. Irish Kevin says:

    The question I have now is, how many seizures did he have during his college career, and why did this info just come out?

  4. Mel Kiiper says:

    You old hens need to draft yourselves a clue.

  5. NJ49er says:

    Almost there Gents –
    Here’s what I got for the ’21 Draft after the drama of the 3rd Pick is answered 😀


    Jayson Oweh – PSU – 6’5″/252
    Carlos Basham – WF – 6’5″/285
    Patrick Jones II – Pitt – 6’5″/260
    Daelin Hayes – ND – 6’3″/258
    Tarron Jackson – Coastal Carolina – 6’2″/260

  6. NJ49er says:

    Jaycee Horn – SC – 6’1″/205
    Ifeatu Melifonwu – SYR – 6’3″/213
    Divine Deablo – VA Tech – 6’3″/223
    Aaron Robinson – UCF 6’1″/ 193
    Andre Cisco – SYR – 6’0″/209

  7. NJ49er says:

    Azeez Ojulari – UGA – 6’3″/240
    Chazz Surratt – UNC – 6’2″/225
    Garrett Wallow – TCU – 6’2″/230
    Tony Fields II – WVU – 6’1″/220
    Quincy Roche – Miami – 6’3″/245

  8. NJ49er says:

    Kyle Pitts – UF – 6’5″/246
    Tre’ McKitty – UGA – 6’5″/245
    Hunter Long – BC – 6’5″/253
    Nick Eubanks – MI – 6’5″/256
    Matt Bushman – BYU – 6’5″/245

  9. NJ49er says:

    Ja’marr Chase – LSU – 6’0″/208
    Rashod Bateman – MN – 6’1″/190
    Dez Fitzpatrick – Louisville – 6’2″/210
    Elijah Moore – Ole Miss – 5’10″/178
    Shi Smith – SCAR – 5’10″/190

  10. NJ49er says:

    Richie Grant – UCF – 6’0″/194
    Caden Sterns TX – 6’1″/207
    Divine Deablo – Va Tech – 6’3″/223
    Jevon Holland – OR – 6’1″/201
    Tyree Gillespie – MO – 6’0″/210

  11. NJ49er says:

    Ben Mason – MI – 6’3″/254
    Adam Prentice – SCAR – 6’0″/251
    Rhamondre Stevenson – OK – 6’0″/246
    Kylen Granson (H-Back) – SMU – 6’3″/235
    Noah Hannon – App St – 6’0″/238

  12. NJ49er says:

    Chuba Hubbard – OK St – 6’0″/208
    Elijah Mitchell – LA – 5’11″/218
    Deon Jackson – Duke – 6’0″/215
    Kene Nwangwu – IA St – 6’1″/210 (4.29)
    Michael Carter – UNC – 5’8″/199

    Kenny Gainwell – Memphis – 5’11″/195 (Slot)
    Pooka Williams – KS – 5’10″/170 (Slot)

  13. NJ49er says:

    Landon Dickerson – AL – 6’6″/325
    Creed Humphrey – OK – 6’5″/320
    Quinn Meinerz – UWW – 6’3″/320
    Josh Myers – OH State – 6’5″/312
    Drew Dalman – Stanford – 6’3″/300

  14. NJ49er says:

    Wyatt Davis – OH State – 6’4″/315
    Trey Smith – TN – 6’6″/330
    Alex Leatherwood – AL – 6’6″/312
    Kendrick Green – IL – 6’4″/315
    Ben Cleveland – UGA – 6’6″/350

  15. NJ49er says:

    Spencer Brown – UNI – 6’8″/318
    Rashawn Slater – NW – 6’4″/315
    Sam Cosmi – TX – 6’6″/314
    Dillon Radunz – No Dakota St – 6’6″/299
    Brady Christensen – BYU – 6’6″/302

  16. NJ49er says:

    And just for the fun of it…..

    Jose Borregales – Miami – 5’10″/205

  17. Winder says:

    NJ- thanks, food for thought.

  18. Irish Kevin says:

    The San Francisco 49ers hold the third pick in the NFL Draft when it kicks off with Round 1 on April 29. The 49ers own nine selections in the seven-round draft.

    That No. 3 selection should serve as a pivot point in the draft after quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson presumably go to Jacksonville and New York, respectively, with the first two picks. San Francisco plans to grab its quarterback of the future as it seeks a replacement for the oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo, with an NFL Network report on Sunday indicating the decision is down to Alabama’s Mac Jones and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance.

    49ers’ needs in the draft

    Quarterback: The 49ers announced this in the clearest way possible by trading this year’s No. 12 pick, two future first-round picks and a 2022 third-round pick to Miami for the No. 3 selection, where they’ve indicated they will take a quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo is still on the roster as the presumed starter for now, but the 49ers are looking for better availability and perhaps a higher ceiling at the position when they draft their future starter here. Whether that’s Alabama’s Mac Jones, Ohio State’s Justin Fields or North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, this position will be the first one Shanahan and Lynch address on April 29.

    Cornerback: The 49ers retained Jason Verrett in free agency and also brought back Emmanuel Mosley and nickleback K’waun Williams, so their starting lineup is largely set. But Verrett and Williams are on one-year deals and the 49ers still need more depth and a long-term answer at outside cornerback. This regime hasn’t invested higher than a third-round pick on a cornerback (Ahkello Witherspoon in 2017) and may have to finally do so.

    Defensive end: The 49ers have more bodies at the position after signing Samson Ebukam and Jordan Willis in free agency. But with Nick Bosa (knee) and Dee Ford (back) coming off serious injuries, the position remains murky. At the very least, they could use another quality defensive end — like Ronald Blair in 2019 and Kerry Hyder in 2020 — to anchor their second-team unit.

    Offensive line: The 49ers have three good options at tackle in Trent Williams, Mike McGlinchey and Shon Coleman. Still, they have to make a decision on McGlinchey’s fifth-year option next month, and Coleman is signed for just the 2021 season. It might make sense to take advantage of an unusually deep group of tackles this year. Right guard, where Daniel Brunskill is penciled in, has been a problematic position in recent seasons and the 49ers may want to find someone who can be groomed at center behind veteran Alex Mack.

    Wide receiver: The 49ers have 12 receivers under contract, but only three — Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and special-teamer Trent Sherfield — seem like locks for the Week 1 roster. As with offensive tackle, this is a strong draft for receivers and there might be some excellent slot receiver options in Rounds 2 and 3.

    49ers’ draft history

    First-round picks from the last five years

    2020: DT Javon Kinlaw, pick 14: The 49ers traded DeForest Buckner to Indianapolis last year for the pick used to draft Kinlaw, whom they hope will be a less expensive version of the All-Pro defensive tackle.

    2020: WR Brandon Aiyuk, pick 25: The 49ers moved up late in the first round to take Aiyuk, who finished fifth among NFL rookies with 60 catches, sixth with 748 yards and tied for fourth with five receiving touchdowns. He added two rushing TDs.

    2019: DE Nick Bosa, pick 2: A slam-dunk choice after Kyler Murray went No. 1 to Arizona, Bosa was the defensive rookie of the year in 2019 but missed the final 14 games in 2020 with a torn ACL.

    2018: T Mike McGlinchey, pick 9: One of the league’s better run-blocking tackles, McGlinchey’s struggles in pass protection last season often made the highlights, and the 49ers have a decision to make on his fifth-year option.

    2017: DL Solomon Thomas, pick 3: Part of a disastrous first-round class in Shanahan and Lynch’s first draft, Thomas was a bust as a top-three pick. He signed with the Raiders in free agency this offseason.

    2017: LB Reuben Foster, pick 31: Another late first-round trade-up, Foster flashed playmaking ability as a rookie, even though he struggled to stay healthy. But off-the-field legal issues led to his release in November 2018.

    2016: DT DeForest Buckner, pick 7: The 49ers’ mounting expenses — Arik Armstead and George Kittle were also due new contracts last offseason — forced them before the 2020 draft to trade one of their defensive mainstays to Indianapolis, where he then signed a four-year, $84 million deal.

    2016: G Joshua Garnett, pick 28: Selecting Stanford players in the first round hasn’t been kind to the 49ers recently. Garnett started 11 games as a rookie but has played in just 10 NFL games since. He played three games for Washington last season before retiring in October.

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