The San Francisco 49ers have been frequently linked to Stanford Cardinals defensive lineman Solomon Thomas in mock drafts all over the sporting news agencies, but there is a new reports suggesting the NFL franchise might be looking in another course.
Last week, NFL draft analyst Matt Miller claimed that he was hearing from the San Francisco 49ers source that the organization itself was indeed in love with running back Leonard Fournette and linebacker Reuben Foster. On Thursday, Albert Breer supported the NFL draft rumors with his own reporting. The MMQB writer said that he has, “heard from a number of people” that the San Francisco 49ers really like Foster and Fournette.
The Stanford pass-rusher Solomon Thomas has long associated to be the leader in the 49ers to go with the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft after Cleveland Browns takes Texas A&M Myles Garrett off the road. But many would be shocked if the 49ers general manager John Lynch doesn’t make an effort to trigger and place a deal down and accumulate more draft assets. League sources also suggests that the the San Francisco also like Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster and LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
The San Francisco 49ers perhaps would like to see someone move up to in the 2017 NFL Draft to land Fournette, so the professional American football team are happy to put the word out about both prospects. The Carolina Panthers are rumored to be interested to acquire Fournette, and so the franchise might be inclined to trade up draft picks to acquire that No. 2 overall selection or probably the top one.
At the same time, should the 49ers are legitimately interested to acquire in either talent, it’s not like there is much concern the front office could not get one of them. The Cleveland Browns are expected to land Myles Garrett, and with the No. 2 overall draft option, the San Francisco will have their power to select of every other player.
The million dollar question, however, is whether or not the 49ers actually are interested in Fournette or Foster, or should it’s a bait to trigger and get trade done. We’ll have to wait and see for these final three weeks to tick down to the 2017 NFL Draft — 82nd annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The 2017 NFL Draft is scheduled to be held April 27–29 in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval (along the Ben Franklin Parkway).