The Super Bowl is a little over 48 hours away, which means the 2019 NFL offseason is just beyond it for the entire NFL. We’ll have plenty of mock drafts over the next three months, and now seems as good a time as any to roll out our annual mock draft database.
Each year we search far and wide for mock drafts and compile them in the database to see just what kind of consensus may or may not be emerging around the 49ers pick. The higher the pick the easier it usually is, but this year that is not entirely the case.
We have 19 mock drafts for the time being, and Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen is the most popular pick with nine selections. Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is right behind him with seven selections. We also have two picks of Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary and one of Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa. At some point we’ll update the spreadsheet to reflect the top pick as well since that can be of note for who the 49ers are picking at No. 2.
The consensus at this point is defensive line, and I’m not sure if we’ll see that change much over the next three months. Any kind of trade is the only real possibility to shake this up, and the 49ers likely won’t do a deal unless the Arizona Cardinals do something first.
At some point do we see more consensus between Allen and Williams? At this point, one could argue Allen is more of a need-based pick, while Williams is more of a best player available. There are plenty of arguments being made among 49ers fans for Williams being the clear best option if Nick Bosa is gone. But if the 49ers think Solomon Thomas is the guy they want working inside next to DeForest Buckner on passing downs, maybe that keeps John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan from pulling the trigger on Williams?