- Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle says that the 49ers would prefer to select a wide receiver with the No. 13 pick, which could include Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, or Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III.
Branch believes that other than Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne, the rest of the wide receivers group is unproven. He also notes that they need to make a significant investment at the receiver position after losing Emmanuel Sanders to the Saints.
According to Branch, San Francisco hopes that DL Solomon Thomas can contribute after the trade of DT DeForest Buckner. Branch also believes the 49ers could try using DT D.J. Jones on passing downs to see if his quickness translates into a pass-rushing role.
- Dave Birkett believes that the Lions will still draft a wide receiver, despite the signing of Geronimo Allison on Sunday.
- Birkett also notes that Detroit has no one under contract at the position beyond this year, but says the team will re-sign Kenny Golladay this summer.
- Michael Rothstein mentions that with the signing of QB Chase Daniel, the Lions are unlikely to draft a quarterback with the No.3 pick, as the team is only willing to invest so much money at the position.
- The Athletic’s Connor Hughes writes the Seahawks were also interested in CB Pierre Desir after he was released by the Colts. Desir ended up signing with the Jets.
- Bob Condotta mentioned last week that the Seahawks still plan to re-sign OL Jordan Simmons, despite making a number of offensive line additions in free agency.