Ron Rigney and Colby Conway are part of a multi-sit NFL Mock Draft and gives you their breakdown on who they believe the 49ers should pick with Pick 1.09!
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Ron Rigney and Colby Conway choose at Pick 1.09 for the San Francisco 49ers:
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Va. Tech
I was eyeing Roquan Smith with this pick, but Tremaine Edmunds is a nice consolation prize. Courtland Sutton was in the mix as well, but the Niners can add a solid wideout in rounds two or three if they so choose. While Sutton is the best wide receiver in the class, I’m not so sure his talent warrants being selected this high. Edmunds is a physical talent that can’t be passed on. At 6’5” 253 lbs, he ran a 4.54 40 yard dash at the combine, and is an overall freak athlete with a motor that fires on all cylinders all the time. As a junior at Virginia Tech, Edmunds recorded 109 tackles, along with 5.5 sacks, showcasing his versatility at the position. Not only is he an every down middle linebacker, but will be an asset as a pass rusher as well. At just 19 years of age, he will have some work to do from an X’s and O’s standpoint, and won’t be able to make up for mistakes with his athletic prowess in the NFL. With Reuben Foster’s future with the team looking cloudy to say the least, Edmunds’ versatility can be used at any linebacker spot, which enables him to play alongside Foster, or be his replacement. The former Hokie can do it all at the position, and should have no problem slotting right into a San Francisco defense that was in the bottom third in yards allowed in 2017.