We are now just 17 days away from the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tenn. National pundits continue to give their predictions for what the San Francisco 49ers will do with the No. 2 overall pick. Here's a list of who draft experts forecast the 49ers to land in the fifth installment of Mock Draft Monday.
Mel Kiper, ESPN: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
"The best pass-rusher in this class is a near lock to go in the first two picks. Could a team trade up to No. 2 to try to get him?"
Todd McShay, ESPN: Bosa
"If Bosa is still in fact available, expect the Niners to either jump on the elite edge rusher or trade down, a possible scenario now that Dee Ford is in town."
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Bosa
"Bosa, teamed with free agent signees Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander, could give the 49ers a dangerous defense. With Richard Sherman, DeForest Buckner and last year's breakout rookie Fred Warner coming back as marquee starters, this group looks playoff-caliber on paper."
Brad Kelly, The Draft Network: Bosa
"The dream scenario for San Francisco comes true, as the best pass rusher in the NFL Draft falls to the second pick. After adding Dee Ford in a trade with Kansas City, the addition of Nick Bosa would give the Niners a scary defensive line and pressure packages. Bosa's natural fit at EDGE frees up DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas to become permanent presences on the interior."
Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
"Metcalf's near alien-like Combine testing showed that he is truly a rare talent. There is some polishing off to do in his first few years in the pros, such as becoming a more nuanced route runner, but you won't find a ceiling as high as his anywhere else in this class. Give Jimmy G his ultimate weapon."
Dane Brugler, The Athletic: Bosa
"The 49ers added an impact pass rusher with the trade for Dee Ford, but that won't stop San Francisco from adding a talent like Bosa. Considered to be the best prospect in this draft by several teams, the former Buckeye is a future Pro Bowler if he stays healthy."
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Bosa
"Despite the heavy investment in the defensive line in San Francisco, this is a match made in heaven in terms of value and need."
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Bosa
"This is the best-case scenario for the 49ers, who desperately need a pass rusher and get the best one in this class. Bosa is a game-changer from Day 1."
Charles Davis, NFL.com: Bosa
"While he will be announced as a defensive end on draft day, I fully expect this expert technician with a motor that redlines to do his share of damage as an inside rusher next to DeForest Buckner in sub packages."
Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report: EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
"San Francisco would be filling a need while also taking the best available player. And with DeForest Buckner coming off a Pro Bowl season, Allen—who, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, had a two-day meeting with the 49ers last week—is. He's versatile and can be used in run defense and coverage as an early-down linebacker, which could come in handy—especially if the Niners keep Thomas around."
Robert Klemko, SI.com: Bosa
"The best football player in the draft goes to San Francisco. Even after acquiring Dee Ford, this is a team with a serious need at edge rusher after spending multiple Day 1 picks on interior defensive linemen in recent years. This pick feels like the only sure thing in the first round."
Josh Norris, Rotoworld: Bosa
"Nick Bosa is eerily similar to his brother. Both are great athletes (80th percentile for Joey, 69th percentile for Nick) and both win in similar ways. Their patented move is a slap, swipe rip to flatten out around the corner and get to the quarterback."
Luke Easterling, The USAToday.com: Bosa
Final Tally (13 total)
Bosa – 11
Allen – 1
Metcalf – 1