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Final Mock Draft Roundup: DeForest Buckner takes over top spot for 49ers

Apr 27, 2016 at 2:29 PM--


On the eve of the 2016 NFL Draft, we took our final survey of mock drafts from around the web. For the first time since we have started, Cal QB Jared Goff, who could be selected first overall by the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, has been replaced as the player that most mocks had as the San Francisco 49ers' first round selection.

The new player that the majority of mocks are projecting to the 49ers is Oregon DE DeForest Buckner. Goff, who at one point was San Francisco's selection in over 58-percent of mock drafts, is now listed as the 49ers' pick in less than 6-percent of mocks – with most of those simply being outdated. Buckner is San Francisco's selection in 32-percent of mocks. This is thanks to the Rams and Philadelphia Eagles trading into the number one and two spots respectively. Each are predicted to select quarterbacks, with the other signal caller being North Dakota State's Carson Wentz.

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In second place as the 49ers' selection is Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley in over 17-percent of mocks and UCLA LB Myles Jack is in third place, being projected as the selection in over 12-percent of mocks.


Memphis' Paxton Lynch is now the quarterback seen most often in mocks to the 49ers. He is the pick in over 7-percent of mocks.

The NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday at 5 PM PT. The 49ers own the seventh overall selection.

Below is the complete breakdown of our survey of mock drafts for the past three weeks, with a list now consisting of 122 mocks. You can view the complete list of mocks and their selections within our 49ers Draft War Room. The reported percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth.

Player Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27
DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon 5.6% 17.4% 32.0%
OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame 0.9% 12.8% 17.2%
OLB Myles Jack, UCLA 3.7% 8.3% 12.3%
QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis 1.9% 7.3% 7.4%
DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State 4.7% 4.6% 5.7%
QB Jared Goff, California 56.1% 24.8% 5.7%
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida - 1.8% 3.3%
OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss - 0.9% 3.3%
DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson 2.8% 3.7% 2.5%
QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State 17.8% 11.9% 2.5%
WR Corey Coleman, Baylor - - 1.6%
OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State - - 1.6%
WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss 0.9% 1.8% 1.6%
RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State 1.9% 1.8% 0.8%
CB William Jackson III, Houston - - 0.8%
FS Jalen Ramsey, Florida State 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
CB MacKensie Alexander, Clemson 0.9% 0.9% -
DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State 0.9% - -

Below are the 49ers' projected selection by just a few of the top names in the media.

Source/Name 49ers Pick
Bleacher Report: Matt Miller DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
CBS Sports: Dane Brugler OLB Myles Jack, UCLA
CBS Sports: Jared Dubin DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
CBS Sports: Pete Prisco QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
CBS Sports: Rob Rang DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
CBS Sports: Will Brinson OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
CSN Bay Area: John Middlekauff OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
CSN Bay Area: Matt Maiocco DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
ESPN: Mel Kiper OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
ESPN: Todd McShay FS/CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
FOX Sports: Peter Schrager DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
Mercury News: Cam Inman OLB Myles Jack, UCLA
NFL.com: Bucky Brooks OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
NFL.com: Chad Reuter QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
NFL.com: Charles Davis DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
NFL.com: Charley Casserly OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
NFL.com: Curtis Conway OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
NFL.com: Daniel Jeremiah OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
NFL.com: Lance Zierlein OLB Myles Jack, UCLA
Niner Fans: Ryan Sakamoto DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
Press Democrat: Grant Cohn CB William Jackson III, Houston (trade)
Pro Football Focus: Cris Collinsworth DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
Pro Football Focus: Sam Monson OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
Pro Football Focus: Steve Palazzolo OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
Pro Football Talk QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis
SI: Chris Burke OLB Myles Jack, UCLA
SI: Don Banks DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
SI: Peter King DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
USA Today: Nate Davis WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss



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