5 first-round prospects 49ers can now target in NFL Draft after free agency

With the initial wave of free agency passed and the 49ers beefing up the defensive, Niner Noise takes a look at some draft prospects that could make sense for their first draft selection at No. 31.

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So this one is a bit dependent on the Brandon Aiyuk trade rumors, but should the 49ers decide to get a haul of picks for him, then there's going to be a noticeable gap that the team would want to fill so they don't hinder Brock Purdy's development.

While Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy got all the headlines with his NFL Combine performance, his teammate had an excellent performance in his own right and is the more polished receiver.

Adonai Mitchell transferred from Georgia to Texas, and the move paid off, as he recorded 55 receptions for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Longhorns. He's a good size at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, showing exceptional athletic skills with a 4.34 40-yard time and a 10-yard split of 1.52 seconds.

Mitchell projects as a player that would fit well in the 49ers' motion-oriented offensive scheme. His ability to work off the ball and get free would work well within the Niners' offense and he's an exceptional route runner who got taught well at Texas.

If there's a weakness to Mitchell's game, he cannot get free of physical corners who can get onto him. He's not someone who works physically, instead preferring to use his speed to get free. That being said, his ability to break tackles and generate yards after the catch means he's not averse to using physicality to his advantage.

Mitchell is a receiver on the Day 1/Day 2 bubble who could easily move into the first round after the NFL Combine.

If the 49ers need a receiver, he's someone for them to consider.