The 2020 NFL Draft is nearly here, and that means it’s time to figure out what the San Francisco 49ers front office might do in order to add to a Super Bowl-caliber roster. Niner Noise takes a look at some predictions for draft weekend.
The San Francisco 49ers, like the rest of the league, are gearing up for what will likely be the most bizarre NFL Draft in the history of NFL drafts.
For one, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly set to announce the first-round selections from his basement due to the social distancing orders surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. For another, the pre-draft cycle essentially ended after the NFL Combine finished on March 1, meaning players who didn’t get invited to Indianapolis might only have their college tape and measurables available for NFL front offices.
Instead, general managers for all 32 NFL teams will draft virtually from their homes, including Niners general manager John Lynch, who is heading into his fourth draft running the organization.
This method could obviously add a degree of difficulty to the proceedings. But the NFL is reportedly conducting a dry run to make sure there are no technical difficulties, so much as they can control once the draft actually begins.
With all that said, the potential for something wild to happen during the course of the draft’s seven rounds seems higher than normal. Just this time the crazy wouldn’t be limited to moves made by GMs who are reaching for positions of need.
At this point, there have been plenty of mock drafts attempting to predict moves made by teams around there various picks. Instead of adding more fuel to that fire, let’s look at some other moves Lynch, head coach Kyle Shanahan and the rest of the 49ers brass could make during the draft starting on April 23.