San Francisco will need to beef up the secondary over the next two days.
The San Francisco 49ers were the talk of the football world coming into the 2021 NFL Draft. No one knew which way general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were leaning when it came to the third overall pick.
The Niners wound up taking North Dakota State QB Trey Lance to be the face of the franchise. Lynch and Shanahan said they intend on keeping incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo for at least the near future, ending the speculation that the team will trade him at the draft.
The attention now shifts to the other areas of need the 49ers need to address going into the 2021 season. The team will likely add some pieces to the secondary while also looking to beef up the offensive and defensive lines.
San Francisco is currently scheduled to have two picks on Friday and six more in Rounds 4-7.
Here is a complete list of the remaining 49ers’ draft picks:
- Round 1, Pick 3: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State.
- Round 2, Pick 43
- Round 3, Pick 102 (Comp pick)
- Round 4, Pick 117
- Round 5, Pick 155
- Round 5, Pick 172 (via New Orleans, Kwon Alexander trade)
- Round 5, Pick 180 (Comp pick)
- Round 6, Pick 193
- Round 7, Pick 229 (via New York Jets, Jordan Willis trade)
Which remaining players would you like to see the Niners target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft?
Rounds 2-3 will begin at 4 p.m. PT.