NFL Draft 2021: Prospects 49ers don’t want to see in NFC West
49ers don’t want the Cardinals taking these players in the NFL Draft
Micah Parsons, Linebacker, Penn State
Micah Parsons remains a first-round talent with arguably the most volatile range, as teams remain concerned over the Penn State linebacker and his role in a hazing scandal that’s resulting in a (as of this writing) pending lawsuit.
Parsons didn’t do much to convince teams he has a good character in team meetings, so he’s a potential top 10 prospect who could fall to Arizona in the teens as a perfect complement to Isaiah Simmons.
Caleb Farley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech
Another potential drop, the issue for Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley is his durability as back surgery forced him out of his pro day workout for teams.
Farley is a very talented cornerback, though, and the Cardinals need upgrades at the position in what is arguably their biggest hole on the roster.
Najee Harris, Running Back, Alabama
This might shock some people, as running backs aren’t drafted too high anymore, but Alabama’s Najee Harris is such a potent threat as a runner and a receiver that he could go in the top half of the first round of the NFL Draft. Of course, he could slip into the second round given how running backs aren’t valued anymore.
James Conner was signed, but he’s not a game-changer. Harris is an upgrade in every area and provides an excellent weapon to continue the progression of quarterback Kyler Murray.