I said I wouldn’t make one of these before the Combine in February. I lied.
Here’s my first 49ers mock draft of the offseason.
TRADE: The 49ers send their first-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for pick Nos. 21 and 95, plus the Bills’ first-rounder in 2019.
FIRST ROUND, No. 21 (from Buffalo): Billy Price, C, Ohio State. In Atlanta, Kyle Shanahan’s offense took off when the Falcons traded for Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. Price is just as talented as Mack.
SECOND ROUND, No. 59: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State. McFadden intercepted eight passes as a Sophomore in 2016. He seems to have the requisite size, speed and arm length to play corner in the 49ers defensive system.
THIRD ROUND, No. 70: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE/OLB, Oklahoma. Recorded nine sacks in 2016, eight sacks in 2017 and two sacks in the Senior Bowl this weekend. Undersized speed rusher who plays low to the ground and gets underneath the hands of tall offensive lineman.
THIRD ROUND, No. 75: Ronald Jones II, RB, USC. Rushed for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns at USC in 2017. Fast runner who can make explosive plays in the run game and pass game.
THIRD ROUND, No. 95 (from Buffalo): Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame. Tall wide receiver who runs routes like a small wide receiver. Pierre Garcon’s heir apparent.