San Francisco 49ers 7-Round Mock Draft: Targeting a first-round running back

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Round 5, 157th Overall

Scouting Report. Lamar Jackson. 5. player. Pick Analysis. Cornerback. Nebraska. 42

Imagine the 49ers with Lamar Jackson on the roster! While this pick certainly doesn’t add the prestige of the 2020 NFL MVP, it would be a solid addition to the team.

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Jackson developed a reputation for playing very well under specific conditions. His 6-foot-2, 206-pound frame has allowed him to perform well against receivers who line up further away from the ball.

He has the size and athleticism to comfortably match up with bigger players. He also has some proficiency at defending and forcing turnovers on jump balls.

Jackson is limited in his flexibility. He struggled to cover shorter, quicker, players, and also displayed major inconsistencies playing closer to the ball.

However, if the 49ers were able to help develop some of his weaknesses while putting him in a position to utilize his obvious strengths, Jackson could become a solid starting corner.

Round 5, 178th Overall (via Denver Broncos)

player. Scouting Report. Safety. Jordan Fuller. 42. Pick Analysis. Ohio State. 5

In the case of this mock, Jordan Fuller would be the second fifth-round addition to the Niners’ secondary. There is a lot to like about the former Buckeye. Scouts rave about his natural athletic abilities.

His speed and range are excellent for a safety. He is also very versatile in coverage, having shown the ability to play a number of different schemes and roles.

His biggest drawback is his tackling ability. While he excels at preventing receivers for possessing the football, he is awful at bringing them own if they do.

He must improve his passivity if he hopes to have a lengthy professional career.