If the 49ers elect to trade down out of their first-round pick in the NFL Draft, then go with a wide receiver again in Round 2, Wake Forest’s Sage Surratt would be a nice selection.
Granted, Surratt could elect to return to college for his junior season. But it’s also possible he finds himself declaring for the draft, given the high possibility he’ll be viewed as a day-two prospect.
At least that’s what Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller thinks.
Surratt suffered a shoulder injury late in December, so that will be something to monitor between now and NFL Combine workouts later this spring. If he’s fully recovered, though, one will be paying attention to the combination of size (6-foot-3 and 215 pounds), strength and playmaking ability.
Miller pointed out Surratt could be a major bonus to a run-first offense, given the tendencies opposing defenses have to play man coverage in these situations. And like Chase Claypool, Surratt has some very potent yards-after-the-catch abilities, thanks to his efforts in creating separation from the initial press from defensive backs.
That size also helped him net 11 touchdowns for the Demon Deacons, too.