The San Francisco 49ers are slowly figuring out their coaching staff, and although Trent Baalke has final say on personnel, it all factors into the 49ers potential offseason plans. That being said, it won't stop us from continuing our look at mock drafts. I'll have a mock draft database in the coming week, but in the meantime, it's time for another mock draft.
Bleacher Report NFL Draft writer (and friend of the site) Matt Miller puts together a weekly scouting notebook. He discusses some of the things he is hearing around the NFL, he provides a scouting report, and now, he is adding in a 2016 NFL mock draft. This week, he put together a 2-round mock draft, and both picks are intriguing for 49ers fans.
The first round pick at No. 7 is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. He has Cal quarterback Jared Goff going No. 2 to the Cleveland Browns, and then Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch going No. 15 to the Los Angeles Rams. Matt took a look at Wentz back in his Week 11 scouting notebook. He put up huge numbers, but there are concerns about his accuracy, and sometimes tunnel-vision. He's a bit of a project, and obviously the 49ers already have a lot of question marks at the position. I would be surprised if they went quarterback in the first round, but the next couple months could change that.
The second round pick is UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark. The 49ers had a lot of turnover on the defensive line this year, but Quinton Dial emerged as a force. Ian Williams looked really good as well, but he is also hitting free agency. If he returns, defensive line is not quite as big a need. They need more depth there, particularly as we wait and see how Arik Armstead further develops. Here are a couple scouting reports on Clark (NFL Mocks, Bucky Brooks) to get a better handle on him.