The 49ers drafting late in Round 1 all but ensures they’ll miss out on some of the top names in the upcoming year’s wide receiver draft class, such as Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb.
And depending on all those other factors, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Niners wait to reinforce this position until Round 5, which is currently the first spot they’re scheduled to draft after Round 1.
One player to watch here is Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis.
At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, he has good size for the position, and one shouldn’t overlook his speed and separation abilities, either. On top of that, Davis is a very good route runner among receivers likely to be selected on day three, which is something that could draw the attention from Kyle Shanahan.
Davis only managed 568 yards on 48 receptions with four touchdowns in 2019, and those numbers could hurt his draft stock.
But that’s a bonus to San Francisco, which might be looking at a player like Davis as a late-round steal to reinvigorate the back end of the team’s receiving depth chart.