Mock Draft Monday 4.0: 49ers Seek Several Trade Options in First Round

In 49ers.com's second to last Mock Draft Monday before the 2020 NFL Draft on April 23-25, the consensus remains the same, as analysts predict San Francisco to land top receiving talent with pick Nos. 13 and 31 (Click here to recap the post-free agency mock drafts). However, several draft experts foresee John Lynch and Co. opting to add more draft capital through a number of first round trade scenarios.

San Francisco's draft needs have vastly shifted following several key departures over the past month. With that, here's a look at who national draft experts have pinned to the 49ers with the 13th and 31st-overall picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

13th Overall Pick

Todd McShay, ESPN: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

"The 49ers dealt DeForest Buckner to land this pick, and they could immediately replace him with South Carolina's Javon Kinlaw. But San Francisco is searching for a wide receiver, a concern that grew more pressing when Emmanuel Sanders signed in New Orleans. Coach Kyle Shanahan likes speedy guys who can tack on yards after the catch, and that's what Ruggs does. Suddenly, that arsenal doesn't look too bad with the likes of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle also running routes for Jimmy Garoppolo."

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

"Kyle Shanahan's pre-San Francisco offenses typically featured a No. 1 wideout who was fed heavily. Grabbing Jeudy, a polished yet explosive pass catcher, would give the 49ers the go-to outside threat that has long been missing."

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

"After getting the No. 13 pick from the Colts, the 49ers may think about dealing it to try and get back into the second round this year. It might make the most sense for the 49ers to utilize this pick to land a sure-thing playmaker and trade the No. 31 pick. Lamb would give the 49ers a superstar wide receiver to pair with Deebo Samuel. Along with tight end George Kittle, San Francisco would have one of the best receiver groups in the NFL."

Peter Schrager, NFL Network: Lamb

"Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch, Adam Peters and Paraag Marathe -- the 49ers' brain trust -- have been so disciplined in acquiring talent at the wide receiver position over the past two seasons. They knew they loved Deebo Samuel at the Senior Bowl and were patient enough to wait until the second round to take him in 2019. They resisted swapping a top pick for Odell Beckham last offseason. They didn't trade for or sign Antonio Brown when there was interest from the player a year ago. All that patience could pay off if Lamb falls to the 49ers at 13. Samuel and Lamb together? Watch out, NFC."

Matt De Lima, Sports Illustrated: Jeudy

"Jeudy would be a great fit for the 49ers' scheme, but will he last this long? Great hands, great acceleration, excellent off the line, can set the edge, runs every route, electric after the catch, you name it. The 49ers eventually found Deebo Samuel to be their playmaker in the postseason, particularly in the Super Bowl, but they seemed to be one good player away on offense to seal the deal. Jeudy would be that guy."

Benjamin Solak, The Draft Network: Ruggs III

"Jimmy Garoppolo doesn't have the best deep ball to unlock Henry Ruggs III on 9 routes. But on the wide-open intermediate crossers and RPOs that Kyle Shanahan opens so well, Ruggs will be a deadly yards-after-catch option."

Carter Donnick, The Draft Network: Jeudy

"Giving Kyle Shanahan a route-runner like this is almost unfair for the rest of the league."

Joe Marino, The Draft Network: Jeudy

"Jerry Jeudy's route-running skills in Kyle Shanahan's offense is dreamy."

Drae Harris, The Draft Network: Lamb

"The run on receivers has started. Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo add some size to their WR room."

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network: Lamb

"The San Francisco 49ers have plenty of speed at receiver, but a possession receiver like CeeDee Lamb will help Jimmy Garoppolo."

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com: Ruggs III

"After watching first-hand what Tyreek Hill did for the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, the Niners nab their own home-run hitter."

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Jeudy

"The 49ers' Super Bowl showing made it very clear that they need to upgrade their receiving corps. Jeudy becomes what Emmanuel Sanders was for the team before moving on to the Saints this offseason."

Charley Casserly, NFL.com: Lamb

"San Francisco acquired this pick from Indianapolis in the DeForest Buckner trade. In related news, defensive tackle has become a need for the Niners. Cornerback could use a fresh influx of talent, too. But John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan can't pass up an explosive offensive weapon like Lamb. In fact, would they consider leapfrogging the Raiders to score Jeudy?"

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

"DeForest Buckner is gone and in his place steps another long-limbed, physical freak. Build the fronts and the rest falls into place."

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Jeudy

"The 49ers lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency and Jeudy, who is the best route runner in this class, would join a WR corps that includes Deebo Samuel, the 2019 second-round pick coming off a fantastic rookie campaign."

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network: WR Justin Jefferson, LSU + Trade

"Dallas Cowboys trade 17-overall and third-round picks for San Francisco 49ers 13th-overall selection."

Take a look at some of the names being associated with the San Francisco 49ers in various mock drafts.

31st Overall Pick

Todd McShay, ESPN: CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson

"Ruggs at No. 13 took care of the wide receiver void, and while someone like Texas A&M's Justin Madubuike could be fun in the middle of the defensive front as a replacement for DeForest Buckner, cornerback is the larger issue at hand. LSU's Kristian Fulton and Ohio State's Damon Arnette shouldn't be ruled out, but Terrell is long and plays fast -- as he ran a 4.42 at the combine. He has the talent to be a difference-maker opposite Richard Sherman."

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today: CB Jeff Gladney, TCU

"San Francisco was too often victimized last season by poor cornerback play opposite Richard Sherman, and Gladney could help curtail the big plays."

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: S Xavier McKinney, Alabama

"On a defense that likes to confuse offenses with varied secondary looks before the snap, McKinney could be a weapon for the 49ers. He's capable of playing safety and cornerback, and comes out of a system at Alabama that should have him pro ready."

Peter Schrager, NFL Network: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

"Don't be shocked if the 49ers trade back here and pick up additional selections (they currently have zero picks in Rounds 2-4). Fulton has good size and big-game experience, and would be a great apprentice to Richard Sherman. For as good as the 49ers' defense was last year, the second cornerback spot was an issue."

Matt De Lima, Sports Illustrated: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

"This could also be a landing spot for Fresno State's Netane Muti. I could also see a corner like Diggs fit nicely here. He's got length, size and an aggressive style. He played WR in high school, so his ball skills are definitely well-above average. The 49ers don't have any glaring needs so they may opt to draft the best player available."

Benjamin Solak, The Draft Network: Trade

New York Giants send 36th and 150th selections to San Francisco for 31st-overall pick.

"The San Francisco 49ers would want to move back further but are unable to find an adequate partner and just do what they can to get out of Round 1. The Giants passed on a big offensive tackle need to grab Isaiah Simmons earlier, so they secure one here."

Carter Donnick, The Draft Network: Trade

Indianapolis Colts send 34th and 122nd selections to San Francisco 49ers for 31st-overall pick.

Joe Marino, The Draft Network: OL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

"Cesar Ruiz is an athletic, physical and nasty blocker that can blast open holes in the run game and keep Jimmy Garoppolo upright."

Drae Harris, The Draft Network: WR Jalen Reagor, TCU

"Jalen Reagor is another dynamic piece for Shanahan to use."

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network: Trade

Jets trade 48th and 79th selections to San Francisco 49ers for 31st-overall pick.

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com: DT Ross Blacklock, TCU

"After the trade of DeForest Buckner, the Niners add a very athletic D-tackle who's quick off the snap with inside pass-rush ability."

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Terrell

"Forget about Terrell and Clemson's night against LSU in the title game -- I'm sure he already has. The 49ers looked at the rest of his tape, as well as his combine workout, and saw a future starter."

Charley Casserly, NFL.com: DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama

"As mentioned above, the 49ers could use another defensive tackle after dealing DeForest Buckner to Indy. Davis can play nose tackle and stop the run."

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Diggs

"Diggs didn't test at the combine, but his size, length and ball skills could still be enticing for the 49ers, even if they never get to time him in the 40-yard dash."

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Diggs

"Stefon Diggs' brother is a big cornerback with -- not surprisingly -- great ball skills. He'll be insurance for Richard Sherman, who has one more year left on his deal."

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network: McKinney

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