The San Francisco 49ers would get some amazing Christmas presents for 2019 if they were able to land these three players under the tree this holiday season.
In the spirit of the holidays, Niner Noise elected to hand out Christmas presents for the San Francisco 49ers as they get ready for the 2019 season and wrap up this year’s campaign.
Despite the 4-11 record and what looks to be a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Niners aren’t exactly far away from putting together a playoff-caliber roster. A quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, is in place. That’s important. The offense has yet to benefit from running back Jerick McKinnon‘s presence, and tight end George Kittle is a bona fide playmaker.
And over the past few weeks, San Francisco’s defense has looked far more effective than it did earlier this year.
That doesn’t mean the roster is perfect. Fortunately, though, the Niners are armed with approximately $96 million in available cap space, including 2018 rollover, to attack NFL free agency this offseason. And while general manager John Lynch has just five picks with which to use in the 2019 draft, having them fall in the top five of each individual round should be beneficial. Especially Rounds 1 and 2.
The Niners have needs, yes. They’re big, too. That’s why the 49ers should be hopeful their Christmas wish list gets filled next year.
So let’s have some holiday fun, opening some presents for San Francisco and taking a look at what the ideal Christmas gifts would be for Lynch, head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co.
Starting with the obvious, the best player in the 2019 NFL Draft.