NFL Draft: 1 quarterback 49ers can target in each round

Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the North Dakota State Bison (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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Kyle Trask, Florida Gators
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49ers quarterback prospect (Round 2): Kyle Trask, Florida

An accurate passer with the ability to read the field, Florida’s Kyle Trask reads like the perfect quarterback for head coach Kyle Shanahan to develop in his system.

Trask isn’t someone with merely a super-strong arm, but a smart passer who can put the ball where he needs to put it. Those are literally the two most important attributes in a gameplan that favors play action and misdirection over the vertical passing game.

He’s not a super-strong scrambler, but an old-fashioned pocket passer. That doesn’t matter in the 49ers offense, however, and he could certainly fit into the offense.

Trask helped himself with a strong 2020 season, and there is a chance that he could get into the back of the first round, but he’s more likely to be picked on day two of the draft.

873. . Quarterback. Aggies . Kellen Mond. 3. player

49ers quarterback prospect (Round 3): Kellen Mond, Texas A&M

An intriguing prospect for the middle rounds of the draft, Kellen Mond has had an inconsistent yet intriguing season with the Texas A&M Aggies as teams got to see the pros and cons with him at quarterback.

Mond has been compared to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his skillset. Mond is an inconsistent passer who does flash elite potential at times, has a strong arm and is athletic. His legs would add an extra dimension to the misdirection that’s prevalent in San Francisco’s offense.

The problem is that while he has shown some improvement with coaching, Mond has been horribly inconsistent and inaccurate during his time at Texas A&M, which has teams concerned that he’s merely a backup and not a starter.

Quarterbacks are almost always overdrafted due to the need at the position, and it’s probable Mond will go no later than in the fourth round and maybe get into day two of the draft. Mond is a project, but the pros could make him an intriguing backup with the talent to develop into a starting role.