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49ers Fans Will Love Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's Latest Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have the San Francisco 49ers selecting quarterback Justin Fields in their latest mock draft.
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have the San Francisco 49ers selecting quarterback Justin Fields in their latest mock draft. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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The 2021 NFL Draft is almost here and the latest mock draft has been released by Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. San Francisco fans will be love to see that the 49ers are projected to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with the No. 3 pick in the first round.

This spot has been tricky to nail down as rumors continue to swirl around who the 49ers will draft. Fields is currently the favorite to go No. 3 at +105, according to NFL Draft odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook. However, Mac Jones (+115) and Trey Lance (+270) are right behind him.

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Fields put together a prolific college career throwing for 5,373 yards, 63 touchdowns and just 9 interceptions in two seasons at Ohio State. He also added 867 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground while leading the team to a 20-2 record as the starting quarterback.

The 49ers gave up a lot of draft capital moving up from No. 12 to No. 3, which means they have a lot of confidence in this pick. Projected 2021 starter Jimmy Garoppolo has proven to be a capable signal-caller in the NFL, but it doesn't seem like the 49ers see him as the long-term answer.

Plus, Fields fits head coach Kyle Shanahan's bootleg/play-action type of offense perfectly. He can be a game-changing player at the next level with the right coaching staff. All things considered, San Francisco fans should be excited if see Fields ends up playing in the Bay area next season.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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