Way-too-early 49ers 2016 Mock Draft Tracker

Let's start this post with a disclaimer: Yes, we know the 2015 NFL Draft is only a week old.

But hey, since the San Francisco 49ers (three-day) rookie minicamp doesn't begin until May 16, why not take a peak 12 months into the future?

Most of what's written below is almost certain to change, but it's still fun to see the names linked to the 49ers this far out from the 2016 draft.

And by the end of this article, maybe you'll even have a few more players to watch on Saturdays this fall. After all, mock draft analysts did an impressive job predicting the 49ers first-round pick this year.

Without further delay, here are six way-too-early mock drafts for 2016.

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

"He is coming off a nasty broken ankle against Auburn this season, so his recovery and long-term durability prognosis will be closely monitored. But when healthy, Treadwell is a big (6-2, 229), explosive athlete with the physicality and leaping ability to win jump-ball situations."

Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

"The 6'5", 326-pound Conklin flirted with the idea of entering the 2015 draft, following his redshirt sophomore season. Back in East Lansing for (at least) one more go, Conklin should be one of the country's top lineman. He could project at either left or right tackle as a pro.​"

View all of San Francisco's selections from the 2015 NFL Draft

Sheldon Day, NT, Notre Dame

"Another draft, another defensive lineman in the first round. This time it's nose tackle Sheldon Day, a high-upside player with a non-stop motor and the athleticism to make splash plays behind the line of scrimmage. He's only 6-2 and 291 pounds, which is small for a nose tackle, but he is an exceptional fit for the athletic defensive line the 49ers like to run. Day in the middle of Arik Armstead and Garrett Celek gives San Francisco an awesome trio for the future."

Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame

"The leading tackler for the Irish in 2014, Smith is a fluid athlete who has outstanding closing burst and spatial skills, dropping in coverage or rushing the pocket."

Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

"With defensive-minded coach Jim Tomsula, the 49ers won't turn into a pass-happy bunch. But surrounding Colin Kaepernick with weapons could be the key to competing in the NFC West. Boyd is a smooth athlete already dominating competition in much as did former Pitt star Larry Fitzgerald."

Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

"Needing more receiver depth, the 49ers would be wise to look at the position early and often in 2016. Boyd is a do-it-all receiver talent who can threaten in the mid-field and vertically."

DeForest Buckner and Joshua Garnett join a list that includes the likes of Patrick Willis, Joe Staley and Jerry Rice.

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