49ers NFL Draft: Power ranking quarterback options with No. 3 pick

Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes
Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes, a 49ers draft target (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

This is the most exciting time for any football fan, especially when you’re set up to pick a QB. Who should the 49ers pick at the No. 3 overall pick?

The San Francisco 49ers absolutely shocked the NFL world last week when they made the blockbuster move of the offseason in which they traded their 2021, 2022 and 2023 first-round picks, along with a 2022 third-round pick to move up to the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

I’ll be the first to admit, I never thought in a million years head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch had the guts to make this kind of deal. Not only is it a once-in-a-decade type deal, but it’s also a deal that can get you fired if it goes sideways.

There’s obviously a ton of speculation on whom the Niners are going to select here, and Shanahan’s cryptic antics (like apparently having a preference for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones) aren’t helping the flurry of rumors that come with a high-profile pick like this. The media has been speculating nonstop about whom they think the 49ers are locked in on selecting.

But the reality is no one has a clue except Shanahan and Lynch.

Our goal in this article will be to outline whom we think San Francisco should pick with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, and more importantly whom they shouldn’t pick. For the sake of argument, we will exclude Clemson superstar Trevor Lawrence from this discussion, as it is all but guaranteed the Jacksonville Jaguars will be using their first overall pick to select him.

Instead, we will take a look at players we think the Niners actually have a shot at getting.

Let the games begin…