The 2016 NFL Draft gets going in a little over 48 hours, which means we are running out of time to pore over every mock draft we can possibly find! We'll have plenty more to discuss the next two days, but I wanted to take a look at a different seven round mock draft each day. Tomorrow and Thursday we'll have 7-round 49ers mock drafts from Greg and Jake, but today, Peter Schrager released his annual 7-round mock draft.
Schrager has an intriguing change of pace for the 49ers first pick. He has DeForest Buckner and Myles Jack both sliding down. He has Ronnie Stanley going at No. 6, leaving the 49ers to select Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. While Bosa is a very talented player, I would be surprised if the 49ers took him over Buckner. That being said, I do think the 49ers will end up drafting some pass rush help sooner rather than later. Ahmad Brooks apparently is not going anywhere, but the team could use more pass rush depth. If they end up not selecting a pass rusher the first two days, it might tell us they feel particularly good about Eli Harold.
For many, the most interesting pick is quarterback Dak Prescott. I think most of us agree the 49ers will draft a quarterback at some point, but it is hard to tell who it will be. They have been frequently connected to Connor Cook, and plenty of fans would like to see the team select Vernon Adams. I really have no idea at this point who it will be.
Here are the 12 picks Schrager made for the 49ers:
1 (7). Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2 (37). Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State
3 (68). Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
4 (105). Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
4 (133). Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida
5 (142). Joseph Thuney, OG, North Carolina State
5 (145). Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU
5 (174). Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
6 (178). Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard
6 (207). Tyrone Holmes, OLB, Montana
6 (211). Aaron Green, RB, TCU
6 (213). Joe Gore, OT, Clemson