2016 NFL Draft: Way Too Early Mock for San Francisco 49ers, Version 1.0B

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Oct 17, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears offensive tackle Spencer Drango (58) blocks West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Nana Kyeremeh (5) during the game at McLane Stadium. The Bears defeat the Mountaineers 62-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Round 3: Own Pick

Selection: OG Spencer Drango, Baylor


This pick won’t change from our 1.0A mock. San Francisco needs help along its offensive line — nine sacks allowed to a poor Browns pass rush will suggest that — and the 49ers shouldn’t be waiting too long to shore up the weaknesses here.

Right tackle is a need, but if retired lineman Anthony Davis’ Twitter feed is correct, the 49ers won’t be heavily seeking help here.

And free agency is also an option to plug that spot.

O-lineman Spencer Drango out of Baylor might have to slip a bit as he’s projected by CBS Sports as a late second- or early third-round pick. But he’d be a steal if that happened.

Here’s what Dane Brugler of CBS Sports had to say about him earlier this year:

"Plays with a wide base with easy natural quickness in his kick-slide, positioning himself to stonewall rushers with brick hands. Relies on timing and awareness and is rarely caught on off-balance with a quick-thinking approach that limits his mistakes. Drango has an impressive NFL skillset as the game appears to come very easily to him, but he projects best inside at the next level."

San Francisco has one, likely two pressing needs at the guard position. Especially if veteran left guard Alex Boone walks via free agency after this season. While right guard Andrew Tiller has been a nice fill-in option, the 49ers could benefit from an upgrade.

Drango provides that.

Next: Round 4