Who do the 49ers take at QB?
By: Joshua Perez
Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence. No surprise here. He’s been written in permanent ink the number one selection since his first college start. The Jaguars simply can’t mess this up. Trevor is a sure fire stud. The best prospect I’ve seen since Andrew Luck. Tony Khan better start backing up the brink trucks for an offensive line.
New York Jets: Zach Wilson. Zach Wilson is a stud. A complete player who doesn’t have a glaring hole. Everything the Jets have done this offseason has shown me that they are committed to Sam Darnold. But the 49ers moving up to 3 and not 2 tells me maybe the keys are weighing the options. After Wilson’s pro day I was extremely impressed it showed me what I already knew about the kid. Kids got an elite arm with elite instincts. Wilson is just as good as Trevor. The drop-off between Fields and Wilson is big. Wilson has the chance to be one of the elite quarterbacks in the league day 1. The Jets do have the coaches in place on staff to help mold a rookie quarterback into a success story. Unless the Jets are offered an insane package for the pick then I would keep it. And select Zach Wilson.
San Francisco 49ers: Trey Lance I do think Lance is over Fields. But many have opposing views so I lean Lance for San Francisco. Lance fits this system Kyle Shanahan is running which is why I lean Lance over Fields. I’m personally buying into the rumors that they moved up for Mac Jones. The more I read into it the more I buy into it. So I’m not going to be shocked if they pull a “draft day” move and moved up spots to take the guy could’ve originally taken.
Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields Fields is elite. He’s a top quarterback who can start day 1. It’ll be a while before the Falcons have an opportunity like this. Start the rebuild and dump Julio and Matty Ice. Just rip off the band aid and starting building with a rookie receiver to pair with Hurst and Ridley.
Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell Sewell is a game-changing player on the offensive line. He’s the guy who’s coming into the locker room and instantly bringing an attitude to it. The Bengals saw first hand that they need to protect the franchise quarterback Joe Burrow. Sewell has all pro potential and is falling in their lap.
Miami Dolphins: Ja’Marr Chase Chase is the best. It’s really easy to overlook and get Smith or Waddle who have the familiarity with Tua, but Chase is a game-changer and an instant threat on field day 1. Chase is a guy who can grow with Tua and make him better at the same time.
Detroit Lions: Jaylen Waddle After losing Golladay in free agency it became clear they need to draft a pass catcher. Waddle may be the best all-around receiver. Drafting Waddle would show both the fan base and Jared Goff the support for him as the franchise quarterback.
Carolina Panthers: Kyle Pitts “Mama Mia!” – Maura Ranallo voice. If I’m The front office and Pitts falls to the Panthers I’m jumping for joy. Pitts is the best pass catcher in the draft. He’s the best receiver and he’s not even a receiver. Adding Pitts has the potential to take this offense to the next level. Robby, Moore, CMC, and Pitts yeah that’s young and nasty.
Denver Broncos: Rashawn Slater I originally had them going corner but free agency changes things. They signed Ronald Darby and snagged Kyle Fuller. Now I don’t think they don’t draft a corner just not in the first. I think Samuel Jr in round 2 is something to keep an eye on. While I may not be the biggest believer in Lock anymore he’s got potential and needs to be upright. Drafting Slater is a can’t miss prospect and would help the line altogether. Slater is elite and would be the best player in that room day 1.
Dallas Cowboys: Caleb Farley The Cowboys need corners. Desperately. Farley is the answer the Cowboys have been longing for. Since losing Bryon Jones last off season to Miami they’ve been scrambling for the answer.
New York Giants: Kwity Payne. When you’re reading this it may be a shocker to you. If you’re reading this after his Pro Day it won’t be. Here’s a player who is about to skyrocket the boards. The giants upgraded the secondary but now it’s time to creat pressure from the trenches. Payne is the answer. It’s time to bring the Payne.
Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith Smith the reigning Heisman award winner will make every Eagle fan happy and will have them singing fly eagles fly. Smith is elite for sure there’s no denying it. He can walk into Philly with Hurts and immediately be the number 1.
Los Angles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw Darrisaw brings a lot to the table. They need a tackle and this draft has plenty of them. Vera Tucker another option a guy who is more versatile but at the end of the day Darrisaw is the better player.
Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Surtain II While the Vikings don’t need a corner passing on a guy like Surtain would be a huge mistake. They’ve had their fair share of misses going corner in recent drafts but Surtain is a can’t miss prospect.
New England Patriots: Trevon Moehrig Moehrig is the best at the position for the class. With the retirement of Chunge the spot needs to be filled. Yeah Mills was signed but Moehrig is an upgrade over Mills. He is the patriot way. You can move all over that defense and he’s going to step up to the call.
Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn After signing Malcom Butler corner may be off the table. But Horn is a really good player and a player I wouldn’t pass on. Pass rush is a need but not at the expense of passing on Horn.
Las Vegas Raiders: Rashad Bateman Bateman an odd choice here for sure. But it’s the Raiders and they throw all the curveballs in the draft. Bateman a big body who fits the offense better than you think. The Raiders cut Williams another big body. Bateman also a big body would easily take the Williams role that never panned out.
Miami Dolphins: Travis Etienne You want to help Tua? Get him a running back who take the load off. Travis Etienne from Clemson is as good as they get. Not only a weapon in the run game but the pass game as well. Miami lacks a true workhorse and Etienne can be just that.
Washington Football Team: Micah Parsons What can’t you say about this kid? Talk about a guy who just excels at playing football. The off-field issues are why he’s falling in my mock. He’s a top 5 talent in my opinion.
Chicago Bears: Mac Jones QB1 Andy Dalton…yeah that just screams confidence. Mac Jones big arm guy and I like him. My knock on Jones is can he get the job done if he has pressure on him. I think the Bears line is solid enough.
Indianapolis Colts: Trade with New York Giants Gregory Rousseau Ballard loves them picks. Since he traded for Carson Wentz it wouldn’t shock anyone if he’s moving back to acquire some of the picks he lost in the Wentz deal. With the top tackles off the board I fully expect a trade. Rousseau is perfect for the Giants. Adding another weapon on the Dline. Rousseau gets after the quarterback. Long frame 16 sacks as a redshirt freshman. Guys raw and has a lot of talent with him. Wouldn’t be shocked at all if the Giants stay aggressive and make a jump back into round 1.
Tennessee Titans: Greg Newsome II Adoree’ Jackson no more. Desmond King? No more. The Titans need some corners. A lot of that secondary left this off-season. Newsome hell of a talent. Newsome day 1 would be a formidable starter.
New York Jets: Jaelan Phillips High energy high motor pass rusher. What’s there not to love about this kid. This guy screams Robert Saleh guy
Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris The Steelers haven’t had an elite back since Bell left. Big playability. Take some of the pressure off of Ben and get him a reliable back. Great runner good pass catcher.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Teven Jenkins You have a franchise quarterback who happens to be a generational talent. What’s next? You have to build a wall for him. Just ask Cincy why it’s important to have protection from day 1.
Cleveland Browns: The browns are probably signing Clowney so the need for a pass rusher isn’t big for me anymore. They signed Anthony Walker Jr. but as a Colts fan, he’s not the greatest linebacker. While he is good maybe drafting another linebacker would be helpful. Owusu-Koramoah is everything Walker isn’t and would be a great compliment to him.
Baltimore Ravens: Rondale Moore The Ravens just signed Sammy Watkins which is a step in the right direction for the development for Lamar Jackson. But it’s time to go all-in and get him more help. Rondale Moore is perfect for the Ravens. Harbaugh could really utilize a player of his skill set.
New Orleans Saints: Azeez Ojulari Losing Trey Hendrickson was a blow to the Saints. Losing Sheldon Rankins was another Blow. They need to add bodies along the dline. Ojulari would be perfect.
Green Bay Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr. Finally Green Bay gets the MVP help outside. Great size another big body for Rodgers to throw at. Rodgers loves those big body guys but what better than a reliable target from what seems to be WRU as of late. Marshall and Adams has an opportunity to be one of the deadliest duos in the NFL.
Buffalo Bills: Jayson Oweh Oweh is a raw prospect for sure but the abilities are there on paper. He’s explosive off the ball and holds power off the snap with his initial punch. Oweh had an incredible pro day and could be long gone by pick 30. But if the Bills have the opportunity to get Oweh they have the team that can turn a raw athlete to an elite pass rusher.
Kansas City Chiefs: Sam Cosmi Cosmi is a luxury pick. Cosmi has played a lot of football. The Chiefs lost tackles and need help at that position for sure. Cosmi is a great talent who’s played a lot of football at UT.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian Barmore Simply what you call luxury. They don’t need Barmore. This is best player available. Barmore should be long gone by here so this is an A+ value and a great player who can help contribute to a super bowl winning defense from day 1.