A year ago today we were writing about Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd. The San Francisco 49ers do not have a selection during the second day of the draft. Kyle Shanahan made it clear Thursday night that Dee Ford is the team’s second-round selection. Ford has to stay healthy in 2020, but if he does, we could be looking at another special season.
Will we see any trades today? Marquise Goodwin? Matt Breida? Or will there be a surprise name? Moving back into the second or third round? My guess is the action starts tomorrow. Adam Schefter tweeted, “One personnel director calls this “the deepest second round in the last 25 years.” He believes there are 20 players available tonight that could have been first-round picks; there usually are 7-10. “There will be as many starters in this round that there are in the first round.” That’s the sign of a deep draft class. It’ll be difficult watching tonight if the 49ers don’t make any picks, but, remember, Ford helped the team reach the Super Bowl last season.
Here are the videos of John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan, and Jed York welcoming the two first-round draft picks:
"I was waitin for this one!"— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 24, 2020
'The Call' looks a little different this year but the excitement couldn't be higher.
This was @JavonKinlaw's reaction to becoming a Niner. #49ersDraft pic.twitter.com/NjOOBcIWJV
When the dream becomes a reality.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 24, 2020
Welcome to the family, @THE2ERA!#49ersDraft x #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/7pvpErdCRN
Kinlaw plans to wear No. 99.
We’ll update the picks. Let’s enjoy tonight.
33 - Bengals - WR Tee Higgins
34 - Colts - WR Michael Pittman Jr
35 - Lions - RB D’Andre Swift
36 - Giants - S Xavier McKinney
37 - Pats - S Kyle Dugger
38 - Panthers - DE Yetur Gross-Matos
40 - Texans - DT Ross Blacklock
41 - Colts - RB Jonathan Taylor
42 - Jags - WR Laviska Shenault
43 - Bears - TE Cole Kmet
44 - Browns - S Grant Delpit
45 - Bucs - S Antoine Winfield
46 - Broncos - WR KJ Hamler
47 - Falcons - DT Marlon Davidson
48 - Seahawks - DE Darrell Taylor
49 - Steelers - WR Chase Claypool
50 - Bears - CB Jaylon Johnson
51 - Cowboys - CB Trevon Diggs
52 - Rams - Cam Akers
53 - Eagles - QB Jalen Hurts
54 - Bills - DE A.J. Epenesa