The San Francisco 49ers don’t currently own a Round 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but trading down opens up a slew of possibilities, along with likely players to target.
As of now, the San Francisco 49ers are set to select 31st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. After that, the Niners aren’t scheduled to pick again until two selections in Round 5.
San Francisco doesn’t have a ton of needs this offseason. But the needs that do exist are pressing. Lynch and the 49ers could lose a starting wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, to free agency. Defensive back Jimmie Ward could hit the open market, too, while finding long-term replacements for left tackle Joe Staley and cornerback Richard Sherman also have to be on Lynch’s mind.
Cornerback and wide receiver are both deep in the draft. Offensive line prospects are pretty top-heavy, yet there should be a good deal of targets to look at in Round 2.
Speaking of Round 2, a trade down from No. 31 overall would almost certainly generate a second-round pick for San Francisco.
Moving down in the order is contingent on Lynch finding a willing trade partner — someone wanting to reach up to a prospect falling in Round 1, as well as the 49ers being willing to pass on first-round talent.
But if this winds up being the case, the Niners will likely have a good deal of second-round targets from which to choose.
Here are five who’d be excellent fits for San Francisco in 2020.