49ers NFL Draft: Predicting each rookie selection’s impact in 2020

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The San Francisco 49ers had five selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. Overall they had a good draft. How will those rookies fare though in the 2020 season?

The San Francisco 49ers made lots of waves in the 2020 NFL Draft. Although they only had five picks they made a lot of noise on days one and three of the event. They made trades to acquire draft capital, and they also made a huge trade to bring seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams to the team, replacing now-retiring left tackle Joe Staley in one seamless move.

Seemingly all of their draft picks came to them via trades. Some of the players they selected drew question marks from a variety of folks. Not necessarily because the selections were bad, but because they went against what the team was predicted to do.

But one thing that 49er Faithful have come to expect with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan is to expect the unexpected.

Since 2017, the pair has gone against the grain, many times choosing to develop talent in-house rather than chase big-time free agents. But at the same time not being afraid to chase a trade when it offers them value.

The 2020 NFL Draft was no different for the team. They went after players they deemed a good fit even if it was contrary to what the pundits predicted. And while some picks may have certainly raised some eyebrows, most experts graded the Niners relatively well post-draft.

The question now remains how will all of these draft picks pan out in the 2020 season. Let’s take a look at some predictions of how all five of the 49ers’ picks will do in 2020, starting with their last pick and counting down to their first.