The San Francisco 49ers’ top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft seems limited to one of a handful of options. But things get much more interesting early in Round 2.
With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers are likely to do one of the following four things:
- Select Ohio State EDGE Nick Bosa if the Arizona Cardinals pass on him.
- Select Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams if Arizona takes Bosa.
- Select Kentucky EDGE/SAM Josh Allen if Bosa is gone.
- Trade down with a quarterback-needy team looking to move up to No. 2.
The first two appear the most likely, particularly because both Bosa and Williams are this year’s best prospects, and these two scenarios only involve the actions of one other team, the Cardinals.
Between now and April’s NFL Draft, you’re going to be reading a lot about what San Francisco might do when its first selection is called. And out of those four options, there’s only so much to be said without getting overly redundant.
Where things get interesting, however, is what the Niners elect to do in later rounds.
The 49ers hold the No. 36 overall pick in the draft as well — the fourth selection in Round 2 after the Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts (via the New York Jets) and Oakland Raiders. 2019’s draft class is awfully deep with defensive talent, particularly along the defensive line, and there’s also a good crop of wide receivers, too.
Who do the Niners target with their second pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, assuming they stay put?
Let’s have some speculative fun and look at five different player options for San Francisco at No. 36 overall, day two of the draft.