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Should the 49ers look into burning a pick on the safety?

If there’s one position the 49ers still have some question marks at, it’s safety and they might have one more chance to add some depth to the position. Ian Rapoport reports that Washington State safety Jalen Thompson will be entering the 2019 NFL Supplemental draft. Thompson learned on Friday that he has lost eligibility for the 2019 college football season, which explains why the decision to join the supplemental draft.

If the 49ers were to select Thompson, they would have to sacrifice a 2020 pick. The way the supplemental draft works is the league uses a lottery to determine order. Teams are weighted based on record, similar to the NBA lottery, but they are broken down into three groups. The first tier is teams with six or fewer wins the previous season (including the 49ers). The second tier is teams with seven or more wins that didn’t make the playoffs. The final tier is the 12 playoff teams. A team submits the player or players they want and the corresponding round in which they would take them. The team in the group with the highest round bid will be awarded the player. They would then lose their pick from that round in the next draft.

Thompson is seen as a possible second-round pick and the 49ers do not have a second rounder in the 2020 draft. That pick was given up in the Dee Ford trade to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 49ers could offer up a third or—if they really want Thompson— a first-round selection. If you’re on the fence, here’s some highlights of the guy. Here’s some analyses on Draft Network as well.

Do you think the 49ers should look into bring Thompson to the team?

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What pick would you give up for Thompson in the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft?

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  • 1%
    First round
    (22 votes)
  • 42%
    Third round
    (723 votes)
  • 41%
    Fourth round
    (704 votes)
  • 14%
    Hell no! 49ers are fine at safety
    (243 votes)
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