As draft analysts continue to churn out mock drafts, each expert does so based on their perceived draft needs for all 32 NFL clubs.
NFL Network analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah narrowed the San Francisco 49ers positions of need down to three: quarterback, pass-rusher and offensive tackle. Jeremiah was kind enough to spend a few minutes with 49ers.com during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and provided scouting reports for eight players who he sees as fits with the 49ers.
In his new mock draft, Jeremiah has San Francisco selecting Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 7 overall pick. However, for the purpose of the scouting reports below, there was one hypothetical situation in play: that the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys selected Goff and North Dakota State signal-caller Carson Wentz ahead of San Francisco's pick.
That means the quarterbacks Jeremiah listed would be options beyond the first round.
Here are the eight players he tabbed for the 49ers.
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State: "He's got a huge, huge arm. We saw it in a limited stretch last year in that championship run the Buckeyes had. He's an interesting player."
Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas: "If Chip is looking for somebody who is similar to Sam Bradford who he had last year, someone who can process quickly and get the ball out of his hands, I look at Allen in the middle rounds. He's not going to give you a lot from a running perspective, but he makes good decisions and he's an accurate thrower. He could fit in with the 49ers."
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State: "If you want somebody who can run around and make plays, and has really has poise – which to me is huge at that position – I think Prescott has that. Wherever he goes, if it's the third-to-fifth round, I could see that being a good fit."
Kevin Dodd & Shaq Lawson, Edge Rushers, Clemson: "For me, I like Dodd a little better than Lawson. I think both those guys can stand up and be effective rushers. They can survive in coverage."
Noah Spence, Edge Rusher, Eastern Kentucky: "Spence is kind of a wildcard coming off of the edge. He's built like a Melvin Ingram to me, who has done a nice job with the San Diego Chargers recently."
Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame: "I think he's the No. 2 guy (behind Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil). I think I have him as my No. 10 overall player, nine or 10, somewhere around there. So it's not a reach if the 49ers want to take him (with the seventh pick). I do think there's a gap between him and Tunsil, but that's because I think Tunsil is the best player in the draft. I don't think there's another offensive lineman other than Stanley I'd consider at No. 7."
Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State: "I don't know where everyone has him, but I moved him up to my 11th or 12th player overall. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the combine. You see that speed on tape, too. He's not a track guy. He's a football player who has big time speed. When you go back and watch that National Championship Game last year, Alabama vs. Ohio State, that game, to me, was the biggest collection of NFL players on one field that I've seen in quite some time. When you have Ohio State, with all of their prospects, and Alabama, with Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and their prospects from this year, Lee stood out above everybody else. I think he's gonna be a superstar."