San Francisco 49ers 2020 NFL Draft Recap

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The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. Every team made at least four selections over the course of three days with one team taking 15 players.

The San Francisco 49ers selected 5 total players. Below we will look at who their best pick was, their best value selection, biggest reach, and one impact undrafted free agent.

I will look at their Total Pick Value Rank. This will be the sum of each player selected by the team based on the value I assigned to the player pre-draft. I will also look at the total value accumulated in the first 200 selections. Generally, anything after that is a team grabbing fringe players they don’t want to compete to sign on the open market. We will also look at their total average pick value.

All values are based on my final draft board. The ranking is based on 1-32 for the number of teams in the NFL.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS DRAFT CLASS

1-14-DL-Javon Kinlaw-South Carolina

1-25-WR-Brandon Aiyuk-Arizona State

5-153-OT-Colton McKivitz-West Virginia

6-190-TE-Charlie Woerner-Georgia

7-217-WR-Jauan Jennings-Tennessee

U-X-QB-Broc Rutter-North Central (IL)

U-X-WR-Chris Finke-Notre Dame

U-X-DL-Darrion Daniels-Nebraska

U-X-CB-DeMarkus Acy-Missouri

U-X-RB-JaMycal Hasty-Baylor

U-X-S-Jared Mayden-Alabama

U-X-RB-Salvon Ahmed-Washington

U-X-TE-Chase Harrell-Arkansas

 

Total Pick Value Rank: 31

Top 200 Pick Value Rank: 27

Average Pick Value Rank: 31

 

BEST PICK: Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina

BEST VALUE: Kinlaw

BIGGEST REACH: None

IMPACT UNDRAFTED SIGNING: Jared Mayden, S, Alabama

 

The 49ers only had five total picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. Their two first-round selections were their only picks before the fifth-round. The Niners acquired the pick they used to select Kinlaw by trading the Colts Deforest Buckner. Essentially, they are getting a newer cheaper model. I love the passion Kinlaw plays with. He has tremendous power and can take over football games.

San Francisco is hoping Aiyuk can be that #1 receiver. He has a crazy catch radius for someone his size. He and Deebo Samuel should be great as running mates.

Perhaps the best move they made during the draft was acquiring former All-Pro tackle Trent Williams from Washington in exchange for a 5th this year and a 3rd in 2021. He will step in for the retiring Joe Staley.

The ceiling for Colton McKivitz is probably as a swing tackle. It also wouldn’t shock me if he didn’t make the final roster. Jauan Jennings flashes brilliance at times but not enough consistency for me. Georgia TE Charlie Woerner is merely an extra tackle as far as I am concerned. He doesn’t do enough in the passing game.

Undrafted safety Jared Mayden is a rangy player who could make the team as a 4th-5th safety and special teams player. If Tevin Coleman or Jerick McKinnon get cut for cap reasons, Baylor RB JaMycal Hasty has a shot. I would love to see D3 North Central QB Broc Rutter get a fair chance to unseat C.J. Beathard as the Niners #3 QB. Rutter has more in the way of talent and intangibles than Beathard has, in my opinion.

OVERALL DRAFT CLASS RANK: 31

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