Experts Debate San Francisco 49ers Draft Needs

Take a look at some of the names being associated with San Francisco's seventh-overall pick.

With a league-high 12 picks at their disposal, the San Francisco 49ers are in position to add an influx of young talent to their roster. 

The 2016 NFL Draft begins on Thursday night in Chicago with the first round and stretches into the weekend with the final rounds taking place on Saturday.

What should the team look to accomplish with their arsenal of selections?

General manager Trent Baalke and his staff ultimately have the final say. But for now, we'll let the experts below give you their opinions.

ESPN's Todd McShay

Positions: QB, WR, OT, CB, ILB

Comment:"Conventional wisdom says if the 49ers don't get one of those top two guys, Colin Kaepernick will stay put. San Francisco also needs to take a hard look at the receiver position, where Quinton Patton is penciled into the No. 2 role right now. Coach Chip Kelly has a habit of selecting WRs early in drafts – he picked three pass-catchers in Rounds 1-3 in his past two seasons in Philly – so don't rule out him doing so again in 2016. Perhaps Laquon Treadwell would be in play if the 49ers stay put at No. 7, but that'd be a bit of a reach (he's our No. 14 overall player)."

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein

Positions: QB, ILB, OT, OG, WR

Comment:"With Chip Kelly in the fold, finding a quarterback could take precedence with the first pick, but help along the offensive line must be addressed at some point as well. Kelly will target specific types of WRs to fit into his scheme, but look for Trent Baalke to do what he does best, which is find inside linebackers."

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller

Positions: QB, OL, DL, CB

Comment:"At pick No. 7, expect the 49ers to go toward the trenches unless they can move up to get Ramsey, according to my front-office source. Names to consider for the 49ers are Laremy Tunsil, DeForest Buckner and Ronnie Stanley. I'm told by the same source that Jack has been moved to the team's "sub-board," which means he wouldn't play in 2016. General manager Trent Baalke needs to win now, and that's why my contact believes the 49ers are a candidate to move back up into Round 1."

Yahoo's Eric Edholm

Positions: QB, OL, WR

Comment:"What's up with Colin Kaepernick? Both lines of scrimmage need upgrading too, but the need appears biggest on the offensive line with issues at both tackle and guard. Kelly likes big, physical receivers with long wingspans to run his system, and the 49ers are short of those, even if they re-sign 36-year-old Anquan Boldin."

USA TODAY's Russ Lande

Positions: QB, OL, WR

Comment:"The 49ers are now under Chip Kelly and for him to put in his offense, they need a new trigger-man. They must find a quarterback in this year's draft. And while Joe Staley is still a very good offensive tackle, the rest of that offensive line needs a bump up. They also need to figure out that inside linebacker position. They need some young men to step in there and help that defense get back to what it was."

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