The second day of the 2017 NFL draft has arrived, and the Green Bay Packers will go on the clock at 4:00 p.m. PT. The San Francisco 49ers no longer have a second round pick, having traded it to the Seattle Seahawks to move up and grab Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. However, they do have a pair of picks in the third round. They are picking No. 66 and No. 67 in that round. They’ve got the picks to move back into the second, so a lot could happen on Friday.
Now that day one is a wrap, we have some mock drafts for the second day to consider. There will be a lot more before tonight gets started, but for now, MMQB’s Emily Kaplan went through the second and third round, while CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler went through the second round. Update: Lance Zierlein offered his day two mock as well, going two rounds.
Kaplan has the 49ers landing UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau at No. 66 and NC State safety Josh Jones at No. 67. She had this to say about the two picks.
Moreau: “In John Lynch’s first draft, the GM finds a little luck: San Francisco gets a first-round talent (albeit an injured one) at a value rate.”
Jones: “Jones is a box safety who loves to hit. That skillset should be familiar to Lynch.”
I really don’t think we see the 49ers add a box safety at this point. Maybe they add one late, but with Eric Reid and Jaquiski Tartt competing for that role, the 49ers have more important needs to address. Reid is a free agent after this season, and Tartt is still a question mark, so it’s not like they have a sure thing answer. But, I just think they are more likely to go wide receiver, or running back, or one of several other positions. Of course, if they are looking strictly BPA, Jones could be that guy when they get up at Nos. 66 and 67.
Kaplan has DeShone Kizer (No. 38 - Chargers) and Davis Webb (No. 45 - Cardinals going off the board in the second round, and then Joshua Dobbs (No. 94 - Steelers) in the third round. Nathan Peterman is there in both, so the 49ers could very well roll the dice on him.
Brugler has all three of those quarterbacks going in the second round, removing them before the 49ers get on the board. He has Fabian Moreau going No. 50, and Josh Jones going No. 36. Both mocks have Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie going fairly high in the second round.
Zierlein only had DeShone Kizer as a second round QB, going all the way at No. 62 (Steelers). He then has the 49ers drafting Nathan Peterman at No. 66 (and Ohio State center Pat Elflein at No. 67), with Davis Webb going No. 68 (Jaguars), Joshua Dobbs at No. 90 (Seahawks), and Brad Kaaya at No. 103 (Saints).
Who do you think the 49ers target later in day two?