The San Francisco 49ers have a number of options at their No. 2 overall pick in the impending 2017 NFL Draft. Reports suggests that Stanford’s defensive end Solomon Thomas and safety Malik Hooker of the Ohio State mentioned extensively, but a lot of other prospect players in this class are in the mix in a draft that has no definite No. 2 overall pick player.
The Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller has been high on a couple of American football players in his mock drafts. It has had the San Francisco 49ers regularly landing either linebacker Reuben Foster or running back Leonard Fournette of the LSU.
The 49ers are, according to a scouting source with the franchise, in love with linebacker Reuben Foster and rusher Leonard Fournette should Garrett is gone.
This is just one scout source, and it could mean a number of things. We don’t know for sure that John Lynch and/or Kyle Shanahan are as high on either man as some scouts might be. And of course, it is also possible that the San Francisco 49ers want to tempt someone in to trade for the No. 2 overall draft pick. There’s an NFL trade rumors swirling around the league that the Carolina Panthers would be interested trading for the second overall selection. The franchise could use another running back, so should they think the San Francisco 49ers might have interest in Fournette, maybe they are prepared to move up for him.
This is an extremely deep draft class for running backs, so in some scheme it would be quite strange to move for a running back that high as No. 2 overall pick. It comes down to whether or not the San Francisco 49ers would really like Fournette that much more than the other running backs in the class, and that much more in juxtaposition to the defensive talent on the the 2017 NFL Draft class.
This 2017 NFL Draft is deeper for defensive talent, so one possibility is the professional American football team figures it can depth the roster later, so go for a most valuable offensive player earlier. It’s unlikely that will opt to select a running back early, but should they value Fournette that much more than the other clubs we’ll find out in 2017 NFL Draft, which is scheduled to be held April 27–29 in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval.