The NFL Network draft analyst recently announced his initial top-50 prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft.
The calendar has turned to April, and we are now just 24 days away from the San Francisco 49ers going on the clock in the 2017 NFL Draft. We've got a fresh wave of expert predictions for the team's No. 2 overall pick.
Here are the prospects being linked to San Francisco.
Dan Kadar, SB Nation: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
"Thomas is just as logical of a choice as Hooker. Even though the 49ers have taken defensive linemen in the first round the past two years, Thomas is a different type of player than Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner."
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: Thomas
"Thomas (6-3, 273) is a different kind of player than the D-linemen the 49ers have taken in the first round the past two years (DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead); he'll get after the quarterback from day one."
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: Thomas
"Thomas is a disrupting force who has drawn comparisons to Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald. He could be the perfect finishing touch for a defensive line currently better prepared to stuff the run than bother rival quarterbacks."
Danny Kelly, The Ringer: Thomas
"Thomas can align wide in base looks alongside San Francisco defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead, then bump inside to rush against guards in obvious passing situations."
Dane Brugler, CBS Sports: Thomas
"Thomas is an excellent football player who adds immediate pass rush help on the defensive line."
Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Thomas
"Whether the Niners play him hand down or standing up, Thomas will affect plays."
Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report: Thomas
Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com: Thomas
Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
"Trubisky would be a fantastic fit in Kyle Shanahan's system because of his arm and athleticism, and they could redshirt him a year if they wanted."
Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
"The defensive options might be too numerous to ignore here.
Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
"The 49ers are moving to a Cover-3 defense, and that requires a great, ballhawking free safety. Hooker is one of the rare free safeties who looks better the more film you watch." Sam Farmer, LA Times: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Final Tally (15 Total)
Thomas - 8
Lattimore - 2
Trubisky - 1
Adams - 1
Hooker - 1
Garrett - 1
Fournette - 1