2020 NFL Draft: Identifying San Francisco 49ers late round targets

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Kyle Shanahan San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers have a pretty full roster, but they can still find contributors late in the draft.

The San Francisco 49ers should be right back as contenders in 2020, as they have one of the best rosters in the league. As far as the 2020 NFL Draft, goes, the Niners have one of the weirdest set of picks.

They acquired a second first-round pick from the Indianapolis Colts, and currently hold both 13 and 31 overall. It’s very possible that the 49ers trade back from 31 on draft night to pick up a couple of extra picks, but after what they hold at the moment, their next selections come much later on day three.

If the 49ers hold steady with their first-round selections to get two top talents, then it will be important for them to add depth to some positions with their picks in the fifth, sixth, and seventh rounds. The defensive line needs a little more beefing up because of departures for both Buckner and Sheldon Day, but it’s likely the Niners will have their pick of upper-tier players at 31 or on day two.

Wide receiver is another position to watch. Emmanuel Sanders is gone, and even though Deebo Samuel looks the part so far, getting more help for Jimmy Garoppolo is important.

Where else could they address? Don’t forget about adding more to a secondary that broke down against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Both corner and safety could use, at the very least, some more depth.

So what prospects make sense later in the draft for the San Francisco 49ers? Let’s take a look at a couple on offense and defense.

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