The 2020 NFL Draft is still 55 days away, but with the combine taking place this week the NFL Draft season for fans and media is in full swing.
And for 49ers fans, the 2020 draft season brings a change of scenery as the Niners will be selecting from the back end of the first round for the first time since 2014 when they selected Jimmie Ward with the 30th pick.
We’re beginning to see potential names emerge for the 49ers first round pick at #31 overall this year, and one name is beginning to come up more and more frequently:
Grant Delpit, Safety, LSU
Of course, Mel Kiper may have started the ball rolling back in January when he made Delpit the selection for the 49ers, but it didn’t really catch on until recently, as fans and media began making the case:
I want 49ers to draft Grant Delpit LSU #49ers— JAY (@jayghuman) February 26, 2020
The #49ers should already be targeting Grant Delpit in the first round. #NFLDrafthttps://t.co/Dfy9BBp4vz— Niners Nation (@NinersNationCP) February 24, 2020
Why should the 49ers draft Grant Delpit ? Just watch his game vs Clemson pic.twitter.com/CnX4bjF7WC— Black Soulutions (@MrRoscoes) February 22, 2020
Grant Delpit is a popular #49ers pick in mock drafts. He was their selection in the @TheNFLWire pre-combine mock. Delpit falling to San Francisco could be advantageous whether the 49ers need a safety or not. https://t.co/gJfYq5k70a— Niners Wire (@TheNinersWire) February 21, 2020
So what do you think Niners Nation, should the 49ers select Delpit at pick 31 if he’s available? Should they pass? Let us know in the comments below!
And now onto those links:
Henry Ruggs, who ran 4.27 40-yard dash, met with 49ers during combine (Dalton Johnson, NBC Sports)
Bayless believes Tom Brady to 49ers would provide QB a storybook ending (David Bonilla, 49ers WebZone)
What can we learn from 49ers’ combine meetings? (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
2020 NFL Combine: 5 wide receivers who should impress 49ers (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)
NFL Brass Admire 49ers Blueprint of Success Following Resurgent 2019 Season (Kelana Martin, 49ers.com)
Five Players 49ers Should Cut to Free up Cap Space (Nichols McGee, SI.com)
2020 NFL Draft: How LSU QB Joe Burrow affects 49ers plans (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)
49ers considering renewing preseason matchups with Raiders (David Bonilla, 49ers WebZone)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch describes how his team scouted wide receiver Deebo Samuel - Video (Yahoo)
NFL Draft 2020: Baylor’s Denzel Mims believes his skills match 49ers (Matt Maiocco, NBC Sports)
Around the NFL...
Cowboys would put exclusive franchise tag on Prescott (Jeremy Bergman, NFL.com)
NFL on CBS analyst Tony Romo staying with CBS Sports on a long-term contract extension (Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports)
Tristan Wirfs and Mekhi Becton smashed the offensive lineman NFL Combine records (Adam Stites, SB Nation)
2020 NFL Draft: Tua Tagovailoa’s most likely landing spot? (Lance Zierlein, NFL.com)
Sean Lee to consider Giants in free agency if Cowboys don’t re-sign him as expected, per report (Patrik Walker, CBS Sports)