The San Francisco 49ers hold the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft after a disappointing 2016 campaign, and this team is looking to add an impact player they can build around going into next season. Here are three players the 49ers should target in the first round of the draft:
1) Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina Tar Heels
San Francisco needs weapons for a QB badly, but also a QB in general. New coaches means new QBs, and that's going to be the case in San Francisco. Trubisky, not Deshaun Watson, is the early favorite to be the first QB taken, as he's accurate and a solid decision maker. Trubisky has just one year of starting experience, but has risen throughout the season.
2) Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M Aggies
Simply put, Garrett is the best player in the class. Plus, the 49ers need to improve almost everywhere, and Garrett is the best prospect to come along since Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack. He's that good and would give the 49ers a franchise defensive player - if the Browns pass on him.
3) Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama Crimson Tide
Allen is heralded as the second-best player in this draft class, and if the 49ers decide to pass on a quarterback (and Garrett is off the board), Allen will be the guy they take. His size and athleticism allow him to play either end or tackle, and has a significant impact rushing the passer and stopping the run from either spot. That kind of versatility makes him extremely valuable.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed