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Schefter: I believe the 49ers have come to a consensus on who to draft at No. 3

Apr 28, 2021 at 7:15 AM--


Adam Schefter appeared on ESPN's Get Up! this morning and shared some tidbits surrounding the San Francisco 49ers and the much-discussed No. 3 overall pick. The NFL insider believes the team had Mac Jones of Alabama in mind when it traded up on March 26. However, the early move gave head coach Kyle Shanahan, general manager John Lynch, and team personnel time to openly assess the other top prospects — Justin Fields of Ohio State and Trey Lance of North Dakota State.

"As much as the 49ers love Mac Jones, and they do, I believe that the gap between Mac Jones and the other quarterbacks like Trey Lance, has been narrowed considerably to the point where, over the weekend, the organization was really going back and forth on all these quarterbacks, and trying to decide what to do," Schefter said.

Schefter added that there was no consensus over the weekend on who to draft at No. 3. Lance has impressed the team during its evaluation process.

"He is considered the smartest quarterback in this draft," Schefter said of Lance. "The smartest, and maybe ready to play a lot sooner than people think. And I think that's one of the reasons the 49ers are struggling with that decision.

"Now, I believe, as of this morning, they have made that decision. I believe they've come to a consensus here in the last 48 hours, the last 24 or so hours, to reach a decision. We don't know what that decision is, and we very well will not know what that decision is leading into the draft."

The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night from Cleveland, Ohio.



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