SF 49ers: Redrafting the entire 2020 NFL Draft class
By Peter Panacy
Round 7, Pick No. 245 Overall: Tight End Stephen Sullivan, LSU
Original Pick: Included in the Round 1 package with the Buccaneers
San Francisco also sent off its own seventh-round selection as part of the Buccaneers’ deal to move up to No. 13 overall. So with that deal never happening, the SF 49ers still own the selection.
The Niners spent considerable effort last year trying to revamp their tight end depth chart behind George Kittle. And while Charlie Woerner joined the veteran, Jordan Reed, as the two new additions to the franchise, Woerner’s absence in this redraft still leaves a void needing to be filled.
LSU’s Stephen Sullivan wasn’t overly prolific at the collegiate level, both in terms of production and consistency. For starters, he was a converted wide receiver, and it showed in his blocking abilities.
Still, the 6-foot-5, 245-pounder created mismatches during LSU’s championship run in 2019, and one figures Kyle Shanahan would like to play around with his unique size and abilities anyway.
Instead, Sullivan went to the Seattle Seahawks and hasn’t made much of an impact there.