Draft Day is finally here. We are just hours away from finding out what the San Francisco 49ers will do with the No. 2 overall pick.
While we wait it out together, NFL Network analyst Charles Davis is here to provide insight as to who the 49ers may be looking at. Here are a number of players who Davis thinks would be quality fits in San Francisco.
Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
“If you’re looking for a fantastic football player, Jonathan Allen fits that bill. I think he’s just fantastic with his ability to play the piano, as I like to call it, to slide up and down the line laterally. You can play him at end. You can play him at tackle. He can go against a center and beat him 1-on-1 with his quickness and his hands. I think that he’s absolutely phenomenal.”
Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford
“Is he a versatile pass-rusher like Michael Bennett who can rush inside and outside? Does he fit that bill? A lot of people think so, and that makes a lot of sense in so many different ways.”
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
“To me, Mitchell Trubisky fits what I’ve seen Kyle Shanahan run in Atlanta the past couple of years with Matt Ryan. That would be interesting as heck if they decide to go in that direction if Cleveland ends up staying at No. 1 and taking Myles Garrett.
“When you watch Mitchell Trubisky on tape, you see that sneaky athleticism. And I say sneaky because most people don’t attribute that to him. If you turn on his North Carolina tape, you’ll see plenty of plays where he used his athleticism to run those stretch plays, boot legs, half roll-outs and sprints. Those are all things you’re going to find in a Kyle Shanahan offense.”
Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
“I think he’s a three-down linebacker. He runs well enough to where he can get involved in passing lanes or blitz the quarterback. He does all the things that you’re looking for.”
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State and Jamal Adams, S, LSU
“You have a plethora of riches in the secondary. Do you like Jamal Adams out of LSU or Malik Hooker out of Ohio State? I don’t think you can go wrong either way. Hooker I think is Willie Mays. That interception he made against Clemson, when he went back and caught the ball, that looked a lot like Mays’ catch back in ’51.”