With the San Francisco 49ers reaching the halfway point of the season, Niner Noise dishes out an updated 2019 NFL Draft mock for each one of the team’s picks.
The San Francisco 49ers find themselves at 2-7 at the halfway point of the 2018 season, meaning they’ll likely wind up with a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft this upcoming April.
This season revealed just how deep the Niners are in the rebuild process. Last season, now-injured quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo covered up a lot of the shortcomings. Injuries like his, along with numerous second-year pros suffering regressions, has heavily influenced head coach Kyle Shanahan’s record in 2018.
San Francisco still needs a pure pass-rusher. The secondary is a top need too, as well as a bona fide, impact wide receiver.
Fortunately, the 2019 NFL Draft is deep on the defensive side of the ball. There’s a shortcoming of quarterbacks too, which could play a major role in determining what general manager John Lynch elects to do with his first pick.
Instead, we’ll go ahead and make those decisions for him.
Niner Noise’s last seven-round mock focused on the secondary first, grabbing LSU cornerback Greedy Williams at No. 3 overall.
What happens now at the halfway point?
For the purposes of clarity and to factor in other teams’ needs, we use FanSpeak’s On the Clock simulator. There aren’t any trades, and the Niners own the No. 4 overall pick based off the current order.
OK, let’s jump into this, as the San Francisco 49ers are officially on the clock.