John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


Rapoport: 49ers won’t reveal choice at No. 3 until draft, haven’t informed prospects

Apr 26, 2021 at 11:07 AM--


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Sunday night that the San Francisco 49ers had narrowed their choice for the No. 3 overall pick to Mac Jones of Alabama versus Trey Lance of North Dakota State. That means Justin Fields of Ohio State is likely out of the running.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch will make fans sweat a little more over the next three days, though. The team has no plans to tip its hand before it is on the clock on Thursday night.


"So, for the 49ers, what they're really done over the last couple of weeks and last couple of months is gather as much information as humanly possible on Mac Jones and on Trey Lance through every resource they can, from college coaches to private coaches to family members, everything," Rapoport said on NFL Network this morning.

"I don't know that they're still grinding tape or whatever. I think that part is probably done. But this is about getting all of the other information they can. I would also add, the 49ers are not going to make this public until No. 3, which means they are not going to tell either party that they are the pick. So, this mystery will probably last for at least another [three] days or so."

Rapoport added that the 49ers hope there is a consensus in the building on the pick by Thursday night, when the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft begins. There has been a report that Shanahan favors Jones while the 49ers' personnel department is pushing for Lance.

Jones and Lance are now the betting favorites to become the No. 3 overall pick, with the former in the lead. Fields has become more of a long shot to head to the 49ers.





More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers' Kyle Shanahan on Julio Jones to Titans trade: "My second-favorite choice is him being in the AFC"

By David Bonilla
Jun 6, 2021

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is at the Sonoma Raceway today. He is the Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race and caught up with reporters following the news of the Atlanta Falcons trading wide receiver Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans. The 49ers were likely interested, and there was a lot of speculation surrounding the potential of a Jones-Shanahan reunion. The coach worked with Jones for two seasons (2015-16) when he was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. Shanahan was asked about the trade. "I'm very glad he's in the AFC," he responded. One reporter said it would have been nice to have



Window is open for Trey Lance to win 49ers QB job, but it won't be easy, says Shanahan

By Kirk Larrabee
Jun 11, 2021

Trey Lance won't be automatically relegated to a backup role at quarterback this season just because he's a rookie, but he'll have his work cut out for him if he wants to prove he should be the starter over Jimmy Garoppolo. The widespread assumption is that the veteran Garoppolo will start for the 49ers this season while the first-round pick Lance learns from the sidelines. But 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan won't be approaching the situation from that perspective once training camp gets underway in late July, at least not initially. Shanahan spoke about that and a number of other topics during a conversation with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on the most recent episode of Kawakami's TK Show



Kyle Shanahan talks passing on Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson in the 2017 NFL draft

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Jun 14, 2021

Last week, Kyle Shanahan was a guest on "The TK Show" with The Athletic's Tim Kawakami. He got the chance to discuss the San Francisco 49ers' offseason program, his thoughts on rookie Trey Lance, new defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, and most intriguingly, passing on star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in the 2017 NFL Draft. "Anybody who had a chance to take Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun who didn't, I mean, everyone wishes we had a time machine," Shanahan said. "Before I came here, I had a very good idea that we would be able to get a free-agent quarterback the next year, one that I knew we could win with. So you're looking at these rookies … and no one at that time was considering those guys top-five picks, top-ten picks." When talking



'Nick Bosa is a BEAST': Kurt Warner breaks down the 49ers defense and run game

By Site Staff
Jun 5, 2021

Kurt Warner, as part of QBConfidential, takes a look at two aspects of the San Francisco 49ers — the team's defense and its run game. He shared his breakdowns via YouTube (h/t to Patrick Tulini). 49ers defense "Defensively, the Niners are actually pretty simple...kind of like offensively, they like to do the same thing over and over again," writes Warner in the description for the video. "Because they are really good up front, defensively that's where they thrive. They typically don't give up the big plays, relying on Nick Bosa and company to get after the quarterback. Some of their struggles last year came when Bosa suffered the injury. He's such a difference maker, and that's really what makes


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone