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It sure sounds like the 49ers traded up to pick Mac Jones in the 2021 NFL Draft

Who? Mac Jones.

The 49ers made waves last Friday, buying and selling three first-spherical picks to the Dolphins to move up to No. 3 in general in the 2021 NFL Draft, presumably, to select a quarterback. But which quarterback?

Of the likely prime-10 passers, Jones’ rise has been specially intriguing, and now there’s an ample amount of smoke attaching the 49ers’ move-up to the Alabama QB. 

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NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah defined as substantially on Monday:

“The greater part of people today all-around the league believe that this is for Mac Jones,” Jeremiah reported on The Athletic’s Football Show podcast. “Of the people today that you would want to believe that and set your faith in, the mind-boggling greater part of them believe that this is heading to be Mac Jones with that select. So that’s what is so shocking.”

Jeremiah also reported that the 49ers owning long gone by the pro days of Jones and Lance intended they were being just about performed in their evaluations of the two quarterbacks, primary to speculation that 1 of people two will be selected April 29.

He reaffirmed that on Monday’s “Prosperous Eisen Show”:

“Then you talk to the people today in the know all-around the league, Prosperous, and they’re like, ‘I’m telling you, this is for the ‘Bama quarterback. This is not Trey Lance or Justin Fields, this is for Mac — this is for Mac Jones.'”

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Adding to the intrigue, the 49ers’ top brass — head mentor Kyle Shanahan GM John Lynch — are heading to Jones’ second pro working day on Tuesday, somewhat than North Dakota State’s or BYU’s (this previous Friday):

NFL analyst Chris Simms (and finest friend of Shanahan) also appears to be confident that the Niners moved up for Jones, incorporating a lot more fuel to the fire.

There are as a lot of as five — sure, five — prime-10 passers this 12 months: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, BYU’s Zach Wilson, North Dakota’s Trey Lance and Alabama’s Jones. Lawrence and Wilson are predicted to go one-two to the Jaguars and Jets, respectively, leaving Jones, Lance and Fields on the board at No. 3.

Of people quarterbacks, some analysts consider Jones’ physical traits amongst the minimum appealing, with Lance and Fields the a lot more gifted athletes completely, primary to the shock reviews.

Nevertheless, it is really smokescreen season heading into the draft, so until Jones is keeping up a San Francisco 49ers uniform, expect the rumors and conjecture to carry on.