San Francisco 49ers: 2019 mock NFL Draft roundup after Week 1

The San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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It’s never too early to see who the next potential San Francisco 49ers could be, and after Week 1, it’s time to see who people are suggesting the team could invest their next first-round NFL Draft in when 2019 rolls around.

Mock NFL drafts are just that, pretty mocking. It’s pretty unlikely the San Francisco 49ers will be picking whoever is currently being mocked to them.

But what is more often telling than not are the positions that are mocked to them, as it’s expressive of how the team is viewed from the outside.

So let’s take a look at a couple, since obviously the 2019 NFL Draft order is pretty fluid, I’ll be adding where the 49ers are picking in the mock.

Mock draft roundup

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: (Picking 12th) – Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo. 

"Same pick as lack week’s mock … it’s just too perfect. The 49ers need a young, boundary wide receiver who can create after the catch. That’s Johnson."

Writer’s note: Uh, this is an interesting one. The 49ers are pretty stacked at receiver right now with exciting rookie Richie James not even active for Week 1. I don’t see this one happening for the 49ers.

Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football: (Picking 20th) – Montez Sweat, DE/OLB, Mississippi State

"The 49ers may want to look into adding another pass-rusher to go with Solomon Thomas, given all of the quarterbacking talent in the NFC West.Montez Sweat registered 10.5 sacks in his first season, and he has major potential. He has a big frame and could stand to pack on 20 pounds of muscle, so the potential is there."

Writer’s note: This one seems a lot more likely. The 49ers biggest hole on the roster, with the possible exception of its interior blocking, is the pass rush. DeForest Buckner can’t do all of the work, and this draft is full of talented defensive linemen.

Charlie Campbell, Walter Football: (Picking 15th) – Zach Allen, DE, Boston College 

"The 49ers need one more edge rusher to finish off their defensive line.Allen has five tackles with one sack and 2.5 tackles for a loss in 2018. He totaled 100 tackles with 15.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three passes broken up and an interception in 2017.Allen (6-5, 285) didn’t receive the hype of teammate Harold Landry, but Allen is the better pro prospect and could easily be picked earlier in the 2019 NFL Draft than Landry was in 2018. Allen is a tough run defender who is strong to hold his ground at the point of attack. He anchors well and is tough to move. As a pass-rusher, Allen has an impressive first-step and burst out of his stance for a heavy defensive end. He has strength to achieve pressure on the bull rush and speed to close. Allen could still use more pass-rushing moves for the NFL. With his size and strength, it would be nice to see him add a club or rip move. In the NFL, he will be an asset as a run defender playing end in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense."

Writer’s note: Another lineman, which I feel will be a trend for 49er mocks this season.

Brad Weiss, FanSided: (Picking 11th) – Zach Allen, DE, Boston College 

"When it comes to their draft position next April, the thought is they will be picking closer to the middle of the first round, so their slot here is a bit early. Still, no matter where they pick in 2019, they need to do something to add some talent to the defensive side of the ball, especially on the edges.During his time at Boston College, Zach Allen has established himself as one of the best edge rushers in college football, and there is a lot of hype surrounding him this season. He is a guy who will definitely go in the first round, and with a need on the edge, the 49ers would be lucky to grab him to bolster that defensive line in San Fran."

Writer’s note: And we have two mocks of the same player! Zach Allen is coming to San Francisco!!!

Next. San Francisco 49ers: Early look at team needs in 2019 NFL Draft. dark

OK, not really. But it does put into focus the big holes on the roster right now when most of the mocks are of a defensive lineman, especially as there’s no offensive interior linemen worth taking in the first half of the first round, currently.