The San Francisco 49ers hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the first of 10 selections. Niner Noise breaks down who general manager John Lynch should select in this pick-by-pick assessment.
I forget how many mock drafts I’ve done for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
Four, five, six or maybe more?
And those don’t include mocks put together for other sites and sports outlets.
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So let’s call this latest mock for the 2017 NFL Draft version 4.5.2, or something along those lines.
Mock drafts are funny things. We both love and hate them.
Mocks are meant to be scrutinized and over-evaluated. Never are they actuality.
But we read and adore them nonetheless.
OK, enough with feelings on mocks.
The Niners have no shortage of needs in the upcoming draft.
But we can deduce general manager John Lynch will spend a good deal of 10 total picks on defense, especially after the majority of free-agent signings upgraded various offensive positions.
Here’s the list of picks the 49ers have, courtesy of Joe Fann of 49ers.com:
|Round||Pick in Round||Overall Pick No.||Notes|
|5||17||161||Acquired from Washington Redskins in 2015|
|6||18||202||Acquired from Denver Broncos in 2015|
|7||1||219||Acquired from Cleveland Browns in 2015|
Fann’s breakdown does not include the offseason Round 6 pick swap — the one in which center Jeremy Zuttah was acquired — with the Baltimore Ravens, which now gives San Francisco pick No. 198 overall.
So let’s kick things off, starting with the Niners’ first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.