49ers NFL Draft: 2 North Dakota State prospects to pair with Trey Lance

Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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If the 49ers were to draft any of Trey Lance’s North Dakota State college teammates, these two players would be the best options.

The 2022 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, and while the San Francisco 49ers have had a reasonable offseason thus far, the front office must be eager for the draft to begin to further extend their roster.

Quarterback Trey Lance is poised to be under center for the Niners in 2022, and from the looks of it, regardless of whether Jimmy Garoppolo is on the roster this season or not.

Lance has impressed in offseason workouts since the end of the 2021 season and has apparently gotten indications to confirm where his position will be on the depth chart.

A recent trend within the NFL has blossomed into a situation where front offices have taken advantage of the NFL Draft to pair their young franchise keystones players with teammates from college, as recent as the Cincinnati Bengals drafting quarterback Joe Burrow’s LSU teammate in wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase a year ago.

San Francisco could very much do the same for Lance, too, looking at this year’s draft to find players with whom he already has some chemistry back from his collegiate playing days at North Dakota State. There are some options after all.

If the opportunity arises, these are the two best NDSU prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft to pair with their college teammate, Lance.