SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS POST-DRAFT BREAKDOWN
Before the 2021 NFL Draft, the 49ers executed a trade up to the No. 3 position. Then, they abruptly announced that they’d be selecting a quarterback. This launched an avalanche of speculation and theories.
Who would they select? Which quarterback fits best in Kyle Shanahan’s system? What would they do with Jimmy Garoppolo? They effectively sent out a smokescreen that the selection would be Mac Jones, while many evaluators and media members ran with it. They were all wrong.
Let’s take a look back at their 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State