It’s way too early to make a mock draft. Mock draft season starts after the Combine, which will begin on March 2.
While we wait for the Combine, name one running back, one wide receiver, one offensive lineman, one edge rusher and one cornerback you’re interested to see at that event.
Here’s my list:
Running back: Rashaad Penny, San Diego State. A 5-11, 220-pounder who had 29 runs of at least 2o yards and 12 runs of at least 40 yards in 2017. For a comparison, Carlos Hyde had only six runs of at least 20 yards and just one run of at least 40 yards this season. If Penny runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, he could replace Hyde.
Wide receiver: Terry Godwin, Georgia. A 5-11, 185-pounder who averaged 16.8 yards per catch in 2017. If Godwin runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, he could replace Aldrick Robinson as the backup split end. Robinson is coming off a bad season and will turn 30 in September.
Offensive lineman: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame. A 6-4, 330-pounder who is considered the best guard in the draft. Is he athletic enough to play in Shanahan’s outside zone running scheme?
Edge rusher: Jeff Holland, Auburn. A 6-2, 249-pounder who recorded 9.5 sacks in 2017. Will he be available when the 49ers pick late in the second round or early in the third round?
Cornerback: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State. A 6-1, 198-pounder who intercepted eight passes in 2016 but none in 2017. Was 2016 an aberration?