Well, that was weird. The Niners postured, posed, and intimated that their guy was Mac Jones. Instead, they went with what most sane people thought they should do, and drafted Trey Lance.
The most telling aspect of it was, right after he was picked, Lance was asked “When did you find out that the 49ers were going to pick you?” Lance said “About 2 minutes ago!”
Maybe it did take some arm-twisting behind the scenes by John Lynch to get Kyle Shanahan off of the Pillsbury Doughboy. Maybe Shanny had a back-room deal to talk up Jones and leave him for Belichick. Maybe they just wanted to anger the fans for no apparent reason other than to mess with our heads.
No idea, but the good news is we didn’t draft Mac Jones. He fell to 15 like most of us thought anyway. We drafted the guy I thought we should be targeting all along. Trey Lance. He of the linebacker size and a cannon for an arm. Yes, he’s raw, but you can’t teach size and speed. He’s smart, quick, mobile, and tough. He is very familiar with a pro-style play-action offense and has vast potential.
I’ve said all along, he has the greatest upside of all of these guys not named Trevor Lawrence. Color me ecstatic with this pick.
All I can say is that I am really relieved. I was fooled by the Jones bullshit at least partially anyway. I tried to find positives if we did take Jones but it turns out everything that was written about it was false. Anyway, we could be looking at a bright future or not, time will tell.
For Funzies, here’s the 1st round.
5 QBs in the top 15. 0 in the bottom 17.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars — Trevor Lawrence (quarterback, Clemson)
2. New York Jets — Zach Wilson (quarterback, Brigham Young)
3. San Francisco 49ers — Trey Lance (quarterback, North Dakota State)
4. Atlanta Falcons — Kyle Pitts (tight end, Florida)
5. Cincinnati Bengals — Ja’Marr Chase (wide receiver, Louisiana State)
6. Miami Dolphins — Jaylen Waddle (wide receiver, Alabama)
7. Detroit Lions — Penei Sewell (offensive tackle, Oregon)
8. Carolina Panthers — Jaycee Horn (cornerback, South Carolina)
9. Denver Broncos — Patrick Surtain II (cornerback, Alabama)
10. Philadelphia Eagles (from Dallas Cowboys) — DeVonta Smith (wide receiver, Alabama)
11. Chicago Bears (from New York Giants) — Justin Fields (quarterback, Ohio State)
12. Dallas Cowboys (from Eagles) — Micah Parsons (linebacker, Penn State)
13. Los Angeles Chargers — Rashawn Slater (offensive tackle, Northwestern)
14. New York Jets (from Minnesota Vikings) — Alijah Vera-Tucker (guard, Southern California)
15. New England Patriots — Mac Jones (quarterback, Alabama)
16. Arizona Cardinals — Zaven Collins (linebacker, Tulsa)
17. Las Vegas Raiders — Alex Leatherwood (offensive tackle, Alabama)
18. Miami Dolphins — Jaelan Phillips (edge rusher, Miami of Florida)
19. Washington Football Team — Jamin Davis (linebacker, Kentucky)
20. New York Giants (from Bears) — Kadarius Toney (wide receiver, Florida)
21. Indianapolis Colts — Kwity Paye (edge rusher, Michigan)
22. Tennessee Titans — Caleb Farley (cornerback, Virginia Tech)
23. Minnesota Vikings (from Jets) — Christian Darrisaw (offensive tackle, Virginia Tech)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers — Najee Harris (running back, Alabama)
25. Jacksonville Jaguars — Travis Etienne (running back, Clemson)
26. Cleveland Browns — Greg Newsome II (cornerback, Northwestern)
27. Baltimore Ravens — Rashod Bateman (wide receiver, Minnesota)
28. New Orleans Saints — Payton Turner (defensive end, Houston)
29. Green Bay Packers — Eric Stokes (cornerback, Georgia)
30. Buffalo Bills — Gregory Rousseau (edge rusher, Miami of Florida)
31. Baltimore Ravens — Jayson Oweh (edge rusher, Penn State)
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Joe Tryon (edge rusher, Washington)
The Steelers took a running back in the first round holy smokes they must be gearing up four when Big Ben Can no longer play
I am looking forward to today. My heart wants a 2nd rd WR, but my mind says a CB would be the way to go. Fuck it lets go offense at least with the first pick. I would be happy with another edge but if they like Key then we aren’t as thin there as other places.
Yeah, Asante Samuel (jr) would be a good guy. He’s a slot corner and we need that badly.
Liked Elijah Moore.
denvers gonna get aAsante Samuel
Or not. A running back? that seems odd.
Yeah they need CB depth badly with several players on 1 and done deals..
Olienfowku Jesus The Syracuse kid
If they add a Safety not quite the need
but Mohrig ( sp) would be a great add..
Hell if they go OL Tevon Jenkins a total mauler
Center for the future replacement for Mack?Creed Humphrey? anyway there’s still plenty of talent on the board..
yeah, I was hoping for Moore
It’s nice when the draft moves along
Teams are trading like crazy.
Yeah they are makes it a little more interesting since the only team I give a shit about is ours
Heh heh. Yep! Just want a corner for fuck’s sake. If they do get a WR, they are off Jalen Hurd. Meaning their record with Hurd and Pettis is wobbly. They did get Samuel and Aiyuk.
Fixed it for ya.
I like Ifeatu Melifonwu as well. His size is ideal 6’2″ and 212 lb.
Bears outstanding draft so far!
Damm I was high on Jenkins..
Well here we go up next unless a trade out?
Good thing ahead of the Cowboys always good ..
Yeah, Jenkins is the real deal. Think we get Melifonwu. Then again I’ve been calling for the Niners to draft a CB since Mike fucking Nolan was coach.
Did we trade out? We were 43rd.
Yep with the fucking raiders I think
We traded with the Raiders?
Whoa looks like the 49ers traded out.
Cool if they pick up an additional pick and just moved down a few slots?
Yeah, we got a 4th round pick and gave up a 7th to drop 5 spots. Nice. Hope we still get Melifonwu.
There goes Samuel. He’s small. I like Melifonwu’s size.
Well they continue to ignore CB. Guard Aaron Banks. Great pass protector apparently..
A guard that can pass block!! Finally
You should be digging that pick, Irish!!!
We should trade up for a corner.
Big as a mountain that didn’t give up a sack all year and only 2 for his career in 1,060 snaps so he’s no chump.Guess we will take this pick to the Banks 🏦 and hope they take a CB after skipping on a few.
Yep, this shows Kyle is committed to protecting his new QB. I like it!
The Redskins go QB I think.
Or not. Not hitting these very well.
Love it! Randy Macho Man Savage! That’s some funny shit,
They like those Norte Dame maulers, now they have 2 with McGlincey .Since they know each other well (. 1 year in college together) maybe they can talk smack together about pass protection.
Position of need as guards on this team are in need of a premium upgrade.Wonder how this works out for Brunskill?
We need all the depth we can get. Brunskill got better as the year went on, so he’s of value. Shon Coleman also was playing well before he got hurt.
Sea goes with a WR. One of their 3 picks!
Rams go with a tiny WR. Tutu Atwell. 5’8″ 155. Can you say jet sweep? The Rams are stealing our playbook.
The 6th QB goes at the 64th pick to the Buccos. Kyle Trask. They were projecting him at 15 in some mocks.
There goes Mills. QBs are flying off the board again.
Concerning our new guard. Banks, an Alameda native who attended El Cerrito High School, was an AP First Team All-American and First Team All-ACC as a senior in 2020. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 330 pounds, Banks didn’t allow a sack last season and he only allowed two combined sacks in his first two seasons with Notre Dame.
The 49ers allowed the 12th-most sacks (39) in 2020, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo started just six of 16 games after sustaining multiple high-ankle sprains.
Our QBs also turned the ball over 27 times.
I hope we can get Shi Smith the wr from SC or the Stanford C with our 3 pick
Trey Selman’s cool I guess. Will we ever draft a CB?
Melifonwu is still there.
2 Trey’s to the bay…
Ohio St RB Trey Sermon is a very talented back!
Anybody that can rush for a school record 331 yards against Northwestern is special.Can also catch the ball out of the backfield.
Maybe the 49ers are deciding to pickup a CB/S from other teams cuts?
Did we give the Rams both our 4th rd picks?
Yes. 117 and 121, Winder. We still have pick 102. Comp pick for Saleh iirc.
FUCK!! Lions took Melifonwu.
We prolly go center now,
CB Ambry Thomas! A corner!! Slot corner anyway.
Lance to wear Jeff Garcia’s old number, #5. This is the worst, waiting from the draft to the time these guys start reporting to OTA’s then camp. That Notre Dame guard looks like a stud.
Nice of JG reaching out to Lance. Like I said, he’s a pro and will act as such throughout this process. Psyched about Trey Lance coming on board.
3 offensive picks that includes 2 trade ups. A very different draft so far.
Not sure what to make of Ambry, looks like a bit of a reach/project
Missed Melifonwu by 1 dammit
I think JG plays his ass off this year, he needs to show other teams he is a capable QB. He knows his days are numbered with the Niners.
I am loving this guy more and more
Banks grew up in Alameda, went to El Cerrito High and is close with new Steelers running back Najee Harris. On Friday, however, he was barbecuing in Southern California where he trained to prepare for the draft.
“I spent the day prepping and trying to clean up the house and setting up for people to have food and stuff,” Banks said on a Zoom call. “I had a pork shoulder on the smoker and was kind of just going about it as normal I can. I didn’t want to get too high. I didn’t want to get too low.”
In that way, he’s already got the O-line mentality down pat. He nailed the theme of the 49ers’ offseason as well.
“If you can’t protect your quarterback, you can’t really win games,” he said. “I don’t know where else to go with that. … We had a saying at Notre Dame: The team goes as we go. By ‘we,’ I mean the offensive line. If you don’t have an offensive line that can protect the quarterback and assert the run game, then you’re going to have a tough time.”
Who was asking about CB’s
With the final pick of the day, the 49ers took a cornerback. Lynch said they were considering a local player, Stanford’s Paulson Adebo, but the Saints took him early in the third round (No. 76). The 49ers ended up taking Michigan’s Ambry Thomas at pick No. 102.
Niners picked up a STUD Running Back who will preach his Sermon on Gameday highlights! Could end up one of the steals of the draft!
Trey Sermon 6’0 215 lbs elusive, breakaway speed, is a 3 down back.In Shanahan’s revolving door of either the hot back playing a lot are injuries Sermon will get slot of playing time along side, Mosert,Wilson,Gallman, he will move Hasty off the depth charts.
Real solid draft for the 49ers filling needs at QB,OL,RB,CB..This team is loaded with not to many openings, so maybe with three 5th rd picks they should just package them all to move up if they have a certain BPA in mind and call it a draft, which has been a solid one..
Just me being superstitious I think we should keep all three of our 5th rd picks. We got Greenlaw and Kittle there plus we got some other good players that either got hurt or picked up by the fucking Seafucks
Good point Winder,
Kittle&Greenlaw 2 tremendous picks in the later rounds, so there’s always a diamond in the rough in the later rounds..maybe a slot receiver are Safety?
I am still hoping for the guys that the Athletic said we should take. The WR from SC Shi Smith and the Center from Stanford and I have no Ideal about the other one.
I also hope we resign Sherman.
THe only way we sign Sherm is as a coach.
The more OL’s the better
More beef for the OL..Jaylin Moore 6’5 315 LT 3 year starter at Western Michigan projects to move to guard in the pros..
Got a CB from Oregon Lenoir. Kinda small but relentless from what I am reading.
Well if nothing else this draft was different. We didn’t draft a DL, WR, or TE. We usually get an LB also. I liked this draft because we mostly went offense hopefully we got stronger.
The 49ers selected safety Talanoa Hufanga with the No. 180. Hufanga feels like more of a hybrid type of player who lives and excels around the line of scrimmage. Hufanga is a player who plays with a ton of confidence and has an alpha mentality.
He’s physical and aggressive, sometimes in ways that hurt him. There’s no denying Hufanga’s playmaking skills, though. In 20 targets last year, Hufanga had four INTs and five pass breakups. The ball finds him.
If DeMeco Ryans plans to run a lot of dime defense, then Hufanga is an ideal fit. He can blitz, cover, and tackle. You don’t want Hufanga playing the deep third, but that’s what Jimmie Ward, Tarvarius Moore, and Jaquiski Tartt are on the roster for.
He also has a serious injury history, which is why he was still available.
Hufanga suffered a broken collarbone as a freshman, concussion and shoulder sprain in ‘19 but no issues in 2020 when he won Pac 12 DPOY honors. At this point in the draft, it’s a low-risk, high-reward scenario for the Niners.
Yeah, they say he’s a mauler.
Haven’t you senile old clowns realized that Trey Lance is going to be THE NEXT JOE MONTANA?!! Get pumped, losers!
Looks like you get LBs as UDFAs this time Winder 😀
LB Justin Hilliard, Ohio State
LB Elijah Sullivan, Kansas State
A WR too –
WR Austin Watkins Jr., UAB
Austin Watkins – 6’3″/210 – 16.8 YPC 9TDs
Cousin of Sammy Watkins too
LB Elijah Sullivan, Kansas State could be a Safety convert too – 6’0″/215 is kinda small for a LB?
Got a TE as well –
TE Josh Pederson, Louisiana-Monroe – 6’5″/235 12YPC 11TDs
And the Bills took my OT Spencer Brown
I like the UDFA’s about as much as I like the regular draft. Especially this year since no one got to see the combine and only limited pro days. Needles in a haystack.
Agree Winder, Lots of good talent out there, just because they’re name wasn’t called in the draft. Same goes when teams DFA players on they’re rosters now..
The LBs and the WR could very well stick. New thread is up.