Take a look at some of the names being associated with San Francisco's second-overall pick.
Opinions are starting to vary among NFL Draft experts. Most analysts have released new mock drafts ahead of this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and the predictions are all over the map.
As the draft process began, the popular opinion was that the San Francisco 49ers would take a quarterback with the second overall pick. The last version of "Mock Draft Monday" had 9-of-11 experts pick the 49ers to go QB in Round 1. That percentage has dropped to below 50 percent this time around with only 7-of-15 analysts forecasting a signal-caller to San Francisco.
Here's the rundown.Todd McShay, ESPN: DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson
"His outstanding leadership skills and intangibles will help him during pre-draft meetings with teams, and he does have intriguing physical tools, including a good arm and athleticism."
Mel Kiper Jr.**, ESPN: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
"Trubisky is my top-rated QB and the likeliest of the current crop to land here."
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
"The 49ers could address the QB position with this pick but Lattimore carries a much higher grade than any of the signal-callers in this draft class."
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
"One team scout I spoke with this week said they ranked Foster as the No. 3 player in the entire 2017 draft class."
Peter Schrager, Fox Sports: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
"I'm a Kizer guy as we head into the Combine. He's 6-foot-4, just 21 years old, and a gamer."
Charley Casserly, NFL.com: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
"Allen is an excellent 3-4 defensive end who gives you an inside pass rush."
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: Allen
"The 6-foot-3, 292 pound Allen sandwiched between massive defensive ends DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead could give the 49ers the dominant defensive line to compete in the NFC West immediately."
Dane Brugler, CBS Sports: Trubisky
"Despite only one season of starting experience, Trubisky has all the traits to be a successful NFL starter."
Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated: Watson
"Watson throws too many picks (17 this year) ... but so did Shanahan's most recent quarterback, Matt Ryan, who fired 19 INTs before Atlanta took him at No. 3 in 2008."
Steve Palazzolo**, Pro Football Focus: Foster
"Foster was the nation's top-graded linebacker, earning a 93.3 overall mark, leading the way against the run at 91.7 and ranking fifth in coverage, at 87.3. With the ability to defeat blocks in the run game and stick with running backs in coverage, Foster's three-down versatility comes at a time when the league covets it more than ever in an era of spread-heavy offenses."
Dan Kadar, SB Nation: Trubisky
"New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan should be able to handle whichever signal caller the team rates the highest"
Chris Biderman, USA Today: Foster
"This Butkus Award winner would give San Francisco its much-needed replacement for Patrick Willis, adding leadership and swagger to the locker room."
Chris Roling, Bleacher Report: Trubisky
Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com: Allen
Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com: Allen
Final Tally (15 total)