With less than four days to go into the 2021 NFL Draft, the 49ers have reportedly set their sights on the quarterbacks eyeing with the No. 3 pick overall.
According to multiple sources, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the belief that San Francisco appeared to focus on the selection of QB Mac Jones from Alabama or QB from North Dakota State , Trey Lance.
Sunday’s update apparently eliminates the possibility of the Niners drafting much-vaunted prospect Justin Fields, who several analysts rank as QB’s third-best prospect in this year’s draft.
Rapoport’s report is also consistent with the long-standing rumor that the team had their eyes on Jones’ third-place draft after months of scouting the former Crimson Tide flagman.
In fact, the 49ers did their due diligence on both QBs, as evidenced by coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch who attended Jones’ second professional day on March 30 and Lance’s second professional day. April 19.
Lance reportedly worked with QB coach John Beck, who played under Shanahan in Washington. It should be noted that Beck also helped prepare Fields for his second professional day earlier this month.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero recently ranked Jones and Lance as fourth and fifth respectively in this year’s QB class, based on conversations with NFL executives, scouts and coaches.
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