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NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Week 16 Brings Massive Trading

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 24, 2016; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

Mitch Trubisky. 2. player. 42. . QB. North Carolina

There will be controversy with this pick, and rightfully so. I completely understand those who are hesitant with a selection of QB at number two this year — it’s not exactly my favorite scenario, either. If Myles Garrett were here, he would’ve been the selection. But with the best player off the board, it was difficult to not take a chance on Trubisky here and attempt to begin building again with a stable arm in place. Trubisky isn’t perfect. This quarterback class isn’t perfect.

But, it’s what’s available and at the end of the day, teams take quarterbacks at the top for a reason. They don’t have to be the best player(s) on the board, they simply must be able to show signs of being potential franchise cornerstones; this year, it appears Trubisky boasts the traits closest to being “that guy”.

The 49ers franchise isn’t in an enviable position. There are holes aplenty across the board. In an ideal world post-April, the team moves ahead with the player they feel is most potential-filled out of the first round.