ESPN’s Adam Schefter expects the 49ers to select Alabama QB Mac Jones at No. 3 overall.
This is not a sourced report from Schefter — he was sharing his thoughts on a radio show, not tweeting out a scoop — but he believes the Niners will settle on Jones after doing their due diligence on the draft class. Considering the source, this is the biggest indication yet that the 49ers are zeroed in on Jones after trading up to No. 3 overall, something you only do for a quarterback. “Draft Twitter” — really, any Twitter — is having trouble wrapping its mind around this fact, but the 49ers have begun openly telegraphing the move. They have the luxury of doing so since both teams in front of them also seemed locked into quarterbacks, and they can no longer be jumped in the draft order. For now, Schefter believes the Niners will keep Jimmy Garoppolo around as a bridge quarterback, but he also believes the Niners could move him if the right deal comes along.
I know a lot of people don’t believe it, but now one of the most reliable reporters in the business thinks it will happen too. Also saw a report today that the Falcons GM wants Lance at #4, but the HC doesn’t. IMO, there is a good chance Justin Fields is sitting there at #7 and New England supposedly loves him.