5 NFL Draft prospects who'd be too good to pass up if they slip to 49ers

There's no way one of these five top prospects end up slipping to the 49ers at No. 31 overall, right?


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No. 5: EDGE Chop Robinson, Penn State

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There have been a handful of mock drafts out there that have Penn State edge Chop Robinson actually making it all the way to the 49ers at No. 31 overall.

It's possible, but it's not likely.

Robinson, like Quinyon Mitchell, used the NFL Combine to improve his draft stock by a considerable margin, and he's much more likely to be taken in the 20s instead of falling toward the end of Round 1.

Again, though, teams are going to look at the twitchy 6-foot-3 and 254-pound Robinson in a variety of ways, and those who are unimpressed by his relative lack of production with the Nittany Lions could be turned off, as well as teams who won't be patient trying to develop his raw-but-promising skill set.

The Niners, however, do have immediate pass-rushing options behind All-Pro Nick Bosa. They inked veteran Leonard Floyd during the offseason while also adding the younger Yetur Gross-Matos as a reclamation project.

Those additions would take pressure off Robinson to become a day-one impact player, allowing San Francisco to take its time with his development, aiming for a long-term pass-rush partner to pair with Bosa.

Assuming Robinson falls that far, of course.

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