The Niners don’t seem at all eager to move superstar wide receiver Deebo Samuel, trade demand be damned. Kyle Shanahan said on Friday the 49ers have yet to receive an offer that was “even remotely close” to what they’d consider fair . “
2021 NFL Draft Ranking: 9
“The 49ers still have Trey Lance with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB but the bigger non-trade news is keeping Deebo Samuel as the primary key cog in their offense, supporting loaded weapons behind a sturdy line. They didn’t have the best draft because they didn’t really need one, but they will get a defensive boost from a healthy Javon Kinlaw and free-agent in addition to Charvarius Ward. “
2021 NFL Draft Ranking: 5
“In the past three seasons, this team has advanced to a Super Bowl and NFC title game with Jimmy Garoppolo behind center. Adding Charvarius Ward will help address the holes in the secondary. This is a team capable of losing to the Seahawks one (or both) weeks during the regular season and still popping up to haunt the Divisional Round. Doubt it at your own risk. “
2021 NFL Draft Ranking: 7
“The quarterback situation is still unsettled, and if it’s Trey Lance as the starter they might have to be patient early on. There’s still an abundance of talent on this roster to make it a lot easier for him.”
2021 NFL Draft Ranking: 6
“The San Francisco 49ers aren’t a big factor in the 2022 draft. Not after mortgaging their future a year ago to trade up and draft quarterback Trey Lance.
“The question now, after Lance spent most of 2021 watching Jimmy Garoppolo lead the Niners to the NFC title game, is whether Lance will get his chance to start this season.
“If he does, teammate George Kittle thinks the sky is the limit for the youngster.
“‘I love all of my quarterbacks. Trey has an insane ceiling,’ Kittle said recently on the I Am Athlete podcast. ‘Just needs some reps here and there. Just gotta throw the ball a little bit more. You can’t really Get better without playing games. How much better were you your rookie season to your third year? Just going against competition. Getting hit and getting back up. Dealing with adversity. How do you deal with it? Guys that come to the NFL and win their entire life and get hit in the face of a couple of times, it’s different. It’s a learning process. Jimmy was a fantastic person for Trey to learn under for sure. ‘”
2021 NFL Draft Ranking: 11