Complete seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft for the San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Trey Lance, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance #5 of the North Dakota State Bison (Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Improving the San Francisco 49ers in this complete seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft

The San Francisco 49ers have a talented roster filled with impact players on both sides of the ball. Head coach Kyle Shanahan leads a good team that has a bright future, their Super Bowl run last season proved as much. However, the 2020 season has been incredibly disappointing for this team as terrible injury luck has led to a 5-8 record.

With just a bit of injury luck, the San Francisco 49ers will likely be back on track next season. That being said, there are still undoubtedly moves that need to be made over the offseason to put this team in a better place. In this post, we are going to focus on options for the 49ers in the 2021 NFL Draft. Without further ado, let’s dig deep with a complete seven-round mock draft for the team from the Bay Area.

Note: This mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.

Round 1, 12th Overall

42. Pick Analysis. QB. player. 1. Scouting Report. North Dakota State. Trey Lance

The Washington Football Team leading the NFC East and picking much later presents the possibility of quarterbacks sliding down the board a bit in mock drafts. This would be good news for these quarterback-needy teams picking in the middle of the first round and the San Francisco 49ers are the team to benefit in this mock draft.

At No. 12 overall, he 49ers snag North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance here just ahead of teams with obvious quarterback needs like the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Chicago Bears.

Based on skill-set alone, Lance has it all at the quarterback position. He is an extremely athletic quarterback prospect who shows tremendous mobility at the position. Lance does a nice job of escaping the pocket and making accurate throws on the run. He also has a big arm, is accurate to all levels of the field and throws the ball with great anticipation.

What little college experience that Lance does have came at the FCS level and it is certainly fair to question whether his ability will translate well at the next level. That being said, he undoubtedly has a massive ceiling as an NFL quarterback and is worth taking a chance on in this range.

The San Francisco 49ers have proved that they can reach the Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, but it is easy to see that the team could use an upgrade at the position. Placing Lance in Shanahan’s system could be the move that takes this team over the top.