San Francisco 49ers Three-Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft
The San Francisco 49ers have fallen a long way in just the past three years, going from the NFC championship to a possible top 3 draft pick.
No doubt GM Trent Baalke is already under loads of pressure for letting this thing get away from him. Can he and head coach Chip Kelly turn this team around quickly with one bold stroke in the 2017 NFL draft? Well if they catch a few breaks it might be possible. This latest mock draft should help illustrate how potentially lucrative it might end up being for them.
DE, Texas A&M
Most draft sources are in agreement that Myles Garrett is the best overall talent expected to come out. With good reason too. He’s just as good as Smith was and is a better athlete with none of the off-the-field baggage. He can play in any scheme, wins with power or speed depending on requirement and forces offenses to account for where he is at all times. Yes they need a quarterback but with limited options this is the next best thing.
Deshaun Watson was the surefire #1 pick in the eyes of many when the 2016 season began. That is how much he dominated 2015. Unfortunately he’s struggled a bit since. Though his numbers remain impressive, his accuracy and decision-making as a passer have regressed to a degree. Nevertheless his supreme athleticism, quick release and poise in big moments make him an attractive option for Kelly and the 49ers who can make great use out of his talents.
WR, Ohio State
Curtis Samuel showed just how dangerous he can be in that unforgettable Ohio State-Michigan epic. Not only is he fast and knows how to get open, just handing him the football in the backfield leads to big plays. Game-winning plays. Scouts will talk down his modest 5’11” size but that doesn’t matter. Samuel is a receiver that stresses defenses. He makes them work harder. Combined with that up-tempo style? It’s a match made in heaven.
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