It’s still unknown what the 49ers will do with the number two overall pick. Many opinions are being raised about what they should do with it. Every option from selecting the quarterback of the future to trading down to the unlikely scenario of the best overall player sliding to San Francisco’s pick. All of these are merely skeptical opinion and unlikely possibilities. However, it’s still important to see each of these options through.
Best Option: Myles Garrett at number two
There is probably no other player in this draft that is receiving the same amount of love as the Texas A&M pass rusher. He’s been a first overall pick prospect even before his final college football season began. He would not only help out the 49ers’ new look defense but would be an immediate starter on defense. Garrett would be making an impact right out of the gate on a defensive line that would feature him, DeForest Buckner, and Arik Armstead.
Next Best Option A: Trading Down
If the 49ers can find a trade partner in the draft, then they will be able to get more picks for themselves to help out in team need areas. They can get their quarterback of the future without having to reach. They can get a pass rusher that can fit their defensive scheme. Or they can even get one of the many highly touted defensive backs in this draft class. The possibilities are endless with this option.
Next Best Option B: Selecting Solomon Thomas
Thomas is projected to go to the 49ers in nearly every single mock draft. Looking at his tape, it’s not hard to see why. If Garrett is the best player in the draft, then Thomas is not that far behind.
Worst Option: Reaching on a quarterback
As much as the 49ers need a new quarterback, they can’t reach on one with their draft position. There are more team needs that the 49ers need to address over a quarterback. They shouldn’t be going into the season with Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, but they can’t go too early on a quarterback and hope the reward is greater than the risk.