NFL Draft 2022: San Francisco 49ers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: San Francisco 49ers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: San Francisco 49ers Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, San Francisco draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: San Francisco 49ers Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Analysis
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San Francisco 49ers Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

2 (61) EDGE Drake Jackson, USC
3 (93) RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU
3 (105) WR Danny Gray, SMU
4 (134) OT Spencer Burford, UTSA
5 (172) CB Samuel Warmack, Toledo
6 (187) OT Nick Zakelij, Fordham
6 (220) DT Kalia Davis, UCF
6 (221) CB Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State
7 (262) QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State

San Francisco 49ers Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Where’s the star power? The 49ers didn’t get a chance to make any big early picks – the first pick wasn’t until the 61 – putting the pressure on Drake Jackson to be a different-making pass rusher right away. He’s got the talent to do it, but …

– Tyrion Davis-Price was a luxury pick late in the third round. The LSU RB is a decent flier, but he was picked WAY too early. The 49ers had their pic of several running back options, and they could’ve had Davis-Price much later …

– And that was the problem with this draft. The offense didn’t get anything for the interior of the line, there wasn’t enough help for the secondary – getting two corners in the final two rounds and one in the fifth isn’t addressing the problem. It’s effectively just a draft of players – there aren’t sure things in the bunch.

 

San Francisco 49ers Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 6 (220) DT Kalia Davis, UCF

Biggest Reach: 3 (93) RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU

Late Flier That Might Work: 6 (221) CB Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State

San Francisco 49ers Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

There’s not much happening until the second round, and even then the 49ers don’t do anything until the 61st overall pick after trading the first round pick to Miami. They’re not going to get any sure-thing prospects at that point, but there will be a slew of decent options there for …

– The offensive line. The 49ers have to work at guard by getting younger and stronger to build around. Defensive back is a must as some point – particularly at corner – and finding more receiving weapons for Trey Lance would be nice.

So who’ll be there for San Francisco? It might not be a whole lot of fun to go with a guard with your first pick, but Dylan Parham from Memphis would be a sound value get.

There’s a shot USC pass rusher Drake Jackson could be around, or WKU sack master DeAngelo Malone might be an interesting call. In a shot-for-the-stars for of way, Georgia WR George Pickens or Alabama WR John Metchie should be around.

San Francisco 49ers 2021 Draft Picks

1 (3) QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2 (48) OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3 (88) RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3 (102) CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5 (155) OG Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5 (172) CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5 (180) S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6 (194) RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana

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