Wednesday, May 17, 2023

San Francisco 49ers 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the San Francisco 49ers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Commanders:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

29. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

DeJean has good size and speed with the versatility to play on the boundary or defend the slot. The Hawkeye had five interceptions, three of which he returned for scores, in 2022.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

30. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

San Francisco finds another long-term contributor at cornerback.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

31. Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State

The Niners don't have many holes but could probably use a refresh on the interior offensive line. And I think Beebe is clearly the best interior lineman in the country, though Ohio State's Donovan Jackson might also end up in the first-round mix. Beebe is a grinder with good mobility and a big 6-foot-4, 322-pound frame. He has allowed only two sacks, neither of which came in the past two seasons, over 35 career starts. In fact, he allowed only one pressure across 418 pass-block snaps last year.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

29. Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

The first round might be a tad lofty for Morgan, who is coming off a late-season injury, but he is a balanced athlete with a promising tool set. Arizona hasn't had an offensive player drafted in Round 1 since Trung Canidate in 2000.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

31. Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Penix has battled injuries but he had an impressive first season for the Huskies.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

31. Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

The 49ers boast one of the league's elite rosters but questions at quarterback threaten to derail their Super Bowl hopes. If Kyle Shanahan is confident that either Trey Lance or Brock Purdy are the long-term answer, San Francisco can look elsewhere. But scouts are intrigued by the raw traits Nix has flashed throughout his time at Oregon and previously at Auburn.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

29. D.J. James, CB, Auburn

The San Francisco 49ers could use another young, talented corner to plug into this defense, and they go to Auburn to find their man. D.J. James chose to return to school for the 2023 season, and it should help improve his draft position. James is a smooth athlete who has natural eyes and instincts to read routes and route combinations. He may not have rare top-end speed, but his other traits help make up for that.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

29. Jonah Monheim, OT, USC

After losing Mike McGlinchey, the 49ers need a new right tackle. Monheim plays there for USC and was the second-most valuable tackle in the country, only trailing Joe Alt. Monheim totaled the most pass-blocking snaps in the country without allowing a sack or hit (570).

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

27. Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Brandon Aiyuk something something. Franklin isn't just a big frame capable of boxing out cornerbacks for contested passes — he's also a dynamite run-after catch threat who averaged nearly 15 yards per catch last season. Kyle Shanahan loves guys like that because they mitigate the risks of his often shaky quarterbacks. Franklin would be a familiar asset in San Francisco.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

31. Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

Having missed out on the first round the last two drafts due to the trade up for Trey Lance in 2021, San Francisco is set to return to Day 1 action next April. The ACC defensive rookie of the year in 2021, Mukuba is looking to bounce back this year after being hampered by multiple injuries last year, and has the overall athleticism to be a versatile coverage asset for the 49ers' secondary.

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