25 Feb 49ers Mock Draft 4.0
It’s been some time, but we are back with the 4.0 edition of the 49ersHive mock draft! Read along as @anthonyrmperry and @solockedin dive into their 4th edition of the upcoming NFL draft.
This mock includes trade scenarios! Stewart and I took time into negotiating deals and who gets what compensation. For this mock, I took on the even numbered teams, and Stewart handled the odds.
1 Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence is already in contact with Urban Meyer which all but confirms him as the pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars
2 NY Jets QB Zach Wilson, BYU
If the 49ers have been sending personnel out to watch him (i.e. Adam Peters) odds are half of the former coaching staff members that are now with the Jets, like him too. Darnold isn’t it, but Wilson is.
3 MIA -> SF QB Justin Fields, OSU
TRADE! Kyle Shanahan decides to take a chance on an athletic Quarterback with a good arm, rushing ability and big game experience. Fields will need some development which Shanahan will back himself to get out of the young passer. The 49ers send pick 12, a 2021 2nd, 4th, 5th and 2022 1st rounder to Miami.
4 Atlanta OL Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
Tough, but I still think they go OL. Not really a trade up/back spot for them here, so I’ll give them Darrisaw. I have him higher than Sewell simply for his flexibility along the OL. Both prospects are top-notch, but Darrisaw’s ceiling is immense.
5 Cincinnati OL Penei Sewell, Oregon
Cincinnati loves this scenario, Penei Sewell gets to protect Joe Burrow and hopefully help resurrect that Bengals horrid offensive line.
6 Philadelphia WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
I think they’re all in on Hurts. It’s tough to assess but with no Alshon, no Desean = new weapons. Chase’s blend of size, strength, and athleticism is unmatched. This could be a CB/LB territory, but giving Hurts weapons to develop with his vital.
7 Detroit WR Devonta Smith, Alabama
Detroit gives Goff a new Weapon in Heisman trophy winner Devonta Smith, hopefully he can have Kenny Golladay as a ruining mate moving forward. This team needs help, but giving the offense a boost is a start.
8 Carolina -> Texans CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
TRADE! This pick is going to Houston, Deshaun Watson’s a Panther. It’s not cheap = Carolina gives up this years 1st, 2nd, 2022 1st and 2nd, 2023 1st, Teddy B and Gross-Matos. Texans take Caleb Farley, a crafty CB who has CB1 written all over him.
9 Denver CB Patrick Surtain II, LSU
Broncos take Patrick Surtain II who fills a massive need in the Broncos secondary
10 Dallas OL Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
After experiencing a multitude of injuries, the Cowboys need to keep addressing the OL, especially if (and when) Dak Prescott comes back. Arguably the best OL in the class, Slater is in the 1a. group of linemen this draft. He can play anywhere on the OL, something Dallas needs.
11 NY Giants WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
Dynamic playmaker for Daniel Jones, this move hopefully allows Jones to develop into a more well rounded Quarterback. Top-end speed in this draft class is unmatched.
12 San Francisco -> Miami -> Minnesota QB Trey Lance, NDSU
TRADE! Miami continues to obtain more capital, Minnesota trades up, Miami moves back two spots, Minnesota gives up two 3rds (2021), Miami sends a 4th. So 12th and a 4th for 14 and two 3rds. The Vikings need the future at QB once Cousins is done, enter Trey Lance, the perfect QB to sit and let groom behind a solid QB in Cousins. Lance has all the tangibles of being a top-notch QB if they develop him properly.
13 LA Chargers OL Alijah-Vera Tucker, USC
Whether at tackle or guard, this pick helps protect Justin Herbert and that’s all Los Angeles should be concerned with right now.
14 Minnesota -> Miami DE Kwity Paye, Michigan
Finally, the Dolphins get their pick in. After accumulating loads of capital, the Dolphins can fill out the back end of their defense later in the draft. This could be a an offensive playmaker if the board falls differently, but sign them up for Paye, an explosive DE that still needs some refinement, but may be the best in the class.
15 New England QB Mac Jones, Alabama
They have to do something and I think Bill Belichick goes to someone he knows well in Nick Saban to find out the truth on Mac Jones. I still believe the Patriots will add a veteran QB but Jones will be the future.
16 Arizona CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
After finishing just short of the playoffs, the Cardinals proved one thing: defense matters. Although they could use an OL to protect Kyler, addressing the defense is just as important. Slide them a CB who is feisty, aggressive, and has the ceiling of Patrick Peterson.
17 Las Vegas LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
Fits a massive need at Linebacker for an average Raiders defense in need of speed and ferocity. Uber athletic, JOK can play almost anywhere on the defense.
18 Miami LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
Keep adding depth to the defense! Odds are Miami is going to keep Tua, and add weapons in FA. Parsons fits a glaring hole for an already formidable defense.
19 Washington OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
Was tempted to get Terry McLaurin some help but they’ll do that in free agency. Their offensive line needs help at tackle and Cosmi does just that.
20 Chicago WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
I have no clue where the Bears are going to go with the QB position. BUT, the offense needs a jolt. Bateman is a maniac after the catch, and will make the future QB extremely happy.
21 Indianapolis DE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
That top 5 defense just got more terrifying. Chris Ballard saw what a pass rush did to Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl so he enhances his defense with a stud pass rusher.
22 Tennessee DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami
After whiffing in FA for DEs, time to get a prospect with high upside. Rousseau can play anywhere along the DL, something the Titans desperately need.
23 NYJ TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
A weapon for Zach Wilson. Robert Saleh saw what George Kittle’s YAC did for the 49ers offense so he gets himself a freak athlete at TE. Pitts may be a top-15 prospect, but positional value may unfortunately tank his draft status. Huge steal for the Jets.
24 Pittsburgh -> TB DE Joseph Ossai, Texas
TRADE! Tampa Bay moves up to Pitt from 32-24, Pitt gets 32, TB 3rd and 5th. Ossai is a dream-scheme fit for Todd Bowles. Shaq Barrett-lite is his ceiling. Long and strong, Ossai has a solid ceiling.
25 JAX OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Protect Trevor Lawrence and rebuild that Offensive line with some young talent.
26 Cleveland LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
Cleveland needs an anchor in the middle of the field. They have the pass rusher, the corner stone CB, time to tie it all together.
27 Baltimore OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
Orlando Brown demanding a trade throws a wrench into Baltimore’s plans. Jenkins may not be Brown, but is a solid replacement.
28 New Orleans -> NYJ OT Jaylen Mayfield, Michigan
TRADE! Jets make a power move and get back into the 1st round. New Orleans has no cap space and needs to rebuild affordably, so this is New York. Saints receive 2nd round (34), 5th (137) 7th (213). Mayfield is a high-end OL who can play anywhere on the OL and keep Wilson safe.
29 Green Bay IDL Christian Barmore, Alabama
Firing Mike Pettine was step 1, addressing the DL is step 2. Barmore is nothing but power and will fix the run defense immediately.
30 Buffalo RB Najee Harris, Alabama
Match made in heaven. Bills need a run game and cannot rely on Josh Allen 24/7. I love Singletary and Moss, but they need a true workhorse.
31 Kansas City OL Wyatt Davis, OSU
Fixing that offensive line for Mahomes is paramount. Unhealthy or not, the OL needs to address the depth. Davis is a technical mauler.
32 Tampa Bay -> Pittsburgh OL Dillon Radunz, NDSU
Steelers get a solid OL prospect who will solidify either LT or RT for the next 10 years. This will be Big Bens’ likely swan song, and he will need to be protected.
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