National Analysts Evaluate the 49ers Day 2 Picks

Rounds two and three of the 2018 NFL Draft have come to a close as we gear up for the final leg of the league's three-day event. Following a trade with the Washington Redskins, the San Francisco 49ers selected a trio of prospects to add to their roster.

Just as with San Francisco's first round pick Mike McGlinchey, the analysis is out on each the 49ers Day 2 picks. Take a look at how they fared:

WR Dante Pettis, Washington – Round 2: Pick 44

NFL.com: "An outstanding punt returner. Very slight. I think he's a natural slot. What's interesting is Trent Taylor had a nice year for them in the slot last year. Can he make people miss? Yes he can."

SB Nation: "They traded up to get him, but he's a great return man and can provide value there in addition to as an inside or outside receiver."

Pro Football Weekly: "That's back-to-back safe, smart picks for the 49ers, who give Jimmy Garoppolo a nice receiver who will produce consistently but perhaps never be special. What Pettis is special at is on returns, which makes this pick a little glitzier. That was a need for the Niners. But trading up cuts into the grade little for us."

Sporting News: "The 49ers have the reliable Pierre Garçon and the speedy Marquise Goodwin, and they needed something in between out of the slot. Think of Pettis as the potential new Mohamed Sanu for Kyle Shanahan."

Bleacher Report: "Pettis runs well, takes care of the fundamentals and has a low-key, high-effort demeanor."

CBS Sports: "I love what he will add to their offense and he's also a dynamic return man. Kyle Shanahan will love him."

LB Fred Warner, BYU – Round 3: Pick 70

NFL.com: "A good solid pick, get another off-the-ball fast linebacker."

SB Nation: "You probably can't go too wrong picking a BYU linebacker at any point, and he was a super-steady performer over the last three years."

Pro Football Weekly: "This is a really solid pick. Warner is not special at anything, but he's good at a lot of things and could be a three-down inside linebacker. Perhaps there's an element of Reuben Foster insurance here, but if he stays out of trouble he and Warner can do a lot of damage in the middle of that defense behind a good D-line. Warner is more like a safety than a linebacker at this point, but he will have a versatile role."

Sporting News: "The 49ers needed a little more coverage ability at outside linebacker, and Warner will be useful off the bench at first behind Malcolm Smith and Eli Harold."

Bleacher Report: "The Cougars lined up Fred Warner everywhere from edge-rusher to nickelback to (occasionally) cornerback. He does a lot of things fairly well. Warner diagnoses plays quickly, making him a defender who is always around the ball."

CBS Sports: "He's a hybrid linebacker who can cover. Fast linebackers are at a premium now and he can run."

DB Tarvarius Moore, Southern Miss – Round 3: Pick 95

NFL.com: "To his credit, Tavarius Moore can run, he's got those hips that can open up and play deep middle. You realize right away the dude can play."

SB Nation: "He's skinny, but he was a ball-hawk with run-supporting capabilities in Hattiesburg."

Pro Football Weekly: "Moore wasn't invited to the combine but blew away evaluators with a superhuman pro day, including 4.32 40 and 40-inch vertical. Whether he transitions from rare athlete to a quality NFL player is a huge question — we had a round 6-7 grade on Moore but he enters a good spot under the wing of Richard Sherman on an ascending club."

Sporting News: "The 49ers locked up Jaquiski Tartt for strong safety, and Moore could be a long-term solution at free safety with his unique combination of size, range and coverage ability. He has a ton of speed, and his athleticism could manifest in a special starter soon."

Bleacher Report: "Moore was a one-year starter who had a phenomenal pro day. He's a size-speed project, but the 49ers ranked dead last in the NFL at stopping opponents' third and fourth wide receivers, according to Football Outsiders. A matchup player with Moore's height and speed is worth a look."

CBS Sports: "He is a rangy young safety who will be a special teams star early."

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