2023 NFL Draft: Who could 49ers target at each offensive position?
With the 2023 NFL Draft approaching, we look at a potential draft pick from every offensive position that the 49ers could consider.
With the 2023 NFL Draft fast approaching, it’s time for a fun exercise where we look at which player at every offensive position the San Francisco 49ers could consider across the three days.
We’ll be taking a look at exactly how big the need is as well as the fit of the prospect to the Niners.
The 49ers always have a shock or two in their draft classes, and truthfully, there isn’t a position that you can completely rule out San Francisco taking a look at.
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Of course, some positions are more of a need than others. So a quarterback here isn’t exactly going to be a middle-round prospect as much as a late developmental prospect at best.
Nonetheless, some positions may come in for earlier consideration than expected, so just keep that in mind as we explore all this.
There’s no point in delaying the inevitable, so let’s get to the quarterback.
49ers target: Logan Bonner, Quarterback, Utah State
Draft range: 6th-7th round
The Niners probably won’t look at taking a quarterback unless they trade Trey Lance, but Logan Bonner is a developmental prospect with upside they could consider. Bonner had a down 2022 where he was injured for a lot of it and threw eight interceptions to only six touchdowns, but he had a strong 2021.
In 2021, Bonner threw for 3,628 yards, 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has some definite arm talent, so a team will likely take a flier on him late or as a priority undrafted free agent.
For the 49ers, he could be a draft and stash option if they like him. He excelled at the Utah State pro day and met with San Francisco, so it’s not out of the question.