This is where things can get a bit more interesting. Let’s assume, for a minute, the 49ers either take Quinnen Williams at No. 2 overall or trade down and select, perhaps, a cornerback or wide receiver with their first pick.
The 2019 draft, after all, is pretty deep with outside pass-rushers. So waiting around for a Round 2 target here isn’t out of the question.
Another question is whether or not Florida State EDGE Brian Burns slips into the second round. Plenty of big boards have Burns going late in Round 1, although big boards and the actual prospect landing spots on draft day always vary widely.
But if Burns does fall, and the Niners grab another position outside of an edge rusher, it’s feasible the Seminole winds up being a realistic target.
Burns managed 10.0 sacks his junior year, and it isn’t as if the 49ers have outside pass-rushing prowess right now. Yet Burns, at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, is a bit underweight for what most NFL scouts would like to see at such a position.
The good thing, however, is Burns makes up for it with an excellent motor, great hand usage and a strong variety of pass-rushing moves.
So, if San Francisco passes on an EDGE early, don’t be shocked if Burns winds up being the target on day two of the draft.
Assuming he falls, of course.