2016 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Mock of Mocks for April 1
By Peter Panacy
Round 6: P Drew Kasar, Texas A&M and LS Nathan Theus, Georgia
Forget having too many pass-rushers, a team can never have too many specialists. Specialists are what makes the world turn in this day and age as we see modern society becoming ever more specialized in nearly every industry.
The NFL is no different, and the 49ers would be wise to add punter Drew Kasar and long-snapper Nathan Theus in the sixth round.
San Francisco has two more picks and is rumored to be making a move to draft San Francisco Giants stars Hunter Pence and Madison Bumgarner in Round 6 as well. Agents from each MLB player didn’t immediately return calls to Niner Noise this week.
Still, the 49ers want to provide additional punting threats to supplement incumbent punter Bradley Pinion. Imagine a scenario in which opposing special teams don’t know which player will actually punt the ball.
Misdirection and wholesale confusion for the opposite team, right? It’s perfect.
Long-snapper Kyle Nelson isn’t getting the job done on special teams either. No one knows his name, and that’s the worst thing for a long-snapper. So adding Theus makes perfect sense in this case.
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If you haven’t caught on by now, here’s your disclaimer: this is a mock of mocks to help bring in April Fool’s Day. We hope you enjoyed the prank or, at least, chuckled a bit with the thought of such a draft class taking place.
Weirder things have happened though. Or have they?
No, the Niners aren’t bringing in Pence or Bumgarner. And cap troubles aren’t poised to doom the 49ers in 2025. At least not yet. No one is moving from running back to fullback or tight end or water boy. And there aren’t going to be any trades involving bags of footballs or athletic tape.
So enjoy this little April Fool’s joke from your friends over at Niner Noise, and let’s hope the 49ers’ plans in the 2016 NFL draft pan out to be good ones instead of mocked ones.
Next: Primer for 49ers in 2016 NFL Draft
All statistics, records and accolades courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com and Sports-Reference.com unless otherwise indicated. Supplementary draft information courtesy of CBS Sports. But really, this was just to ensure positions and players were listed correctly. There weren’t any sources aside from the mythical beings who passed along fictitious information.