Earlier this week it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that the San Francisco 49ers were interested in a quarterback at No. 2 overall — a very good thing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and their quest for talented pass rusher Solomon Thomas, if true.
Now Rapoport’s colleague Steve Wyche is nailing down who that quarterback is: Mitch Trubisky.
Source: 49ers interested in Trubisky. Is No. 2 too rich? Maybe but they want a franchise QB. Also going through potential trade scenarios.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) April 26, 2017
The 49ers, in many ways, hold the keys to the draft. Their pick could change the face of everything else, assuming the Cleveland Browns stick with Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall, the second pick can change the course for the rest of the first round.
Say the 49ers do pick a quarterback at No. 2 overall, which means that the Chicago Bears could go anywhere and it would guarantee one of Solomon Thomas or Jonathan Allen to the Jaguars. It would also put a lot of trade value in both the picks for the Bears and the Jaguars, because a quarterback pushes other good players down the board.
This is where the fun begins.