Trey Lance tailor-made for Kyle Shanahan, 49ers

The 49ers made their go up to the No. 3 total choice in this year’s draft with a particular gamer in mind. We won’t understand who that gamer is up until the choice is formally revealed on April 29. Speculation will run widespread up until then.

While much of the discuss who San Francisco will choose has actually focused on Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, draft expert Lance Zierlein sees North Dakota State’s Trey Lance as the very best suitable for the 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Zierlein signed up with the Early morning Roast on 95.7 the Video Game in San Francisco and described why Lance’s experience in the North Dakota State offense set him approximately fit Shanahan’s plan.

“What North Dakota State does, is they’re a full-field-read offense. They set their own protections. They do a lot of outside zone stuff, which is obviously similar,” Zierlein stated. “You’ve got boot action if you want to put that in there, you get the big man on the move with the athleticism. It really, because he’s a full-field reader and he’s not one of these like, half-field college quarterbacks, it really blends itself and works with more the layered passing attack that San Francisco likes to run. And of course Kyle’s (Shanahan) worked a lot more quick game and he’s kind of altered his offense to take in more of what today’s NFL football is which is a copy of college.”

This is going to be an interesting wrinkle in how the 49ers run with their choice. Shanahan stated in his interview that their choice is more about the future than simply this year, and they appear prepared to roll with Jimmy Garoppolo as the starter while their novice takes a year to discover the system and get up to speed in the NFL.

That would provide some credence to the concept that the novice doesn’t always require that plan familiarity immediately.

On the other hand, Garoppolo’s area on the 49ers’ lineup isn’t ensured and if they get the best trade for him it’s difficult to envision they wouldn’t intend to move him. That would leave the No. 3 choice as the assumed starter with just Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson likewise on the lineup.

A gamer who’s currently prospered in an offense like Shanahan’s would apparently have the ability to strike the ground running faster than a gamer who requires to get comfy in the plan.

Maybe the 49ers are trying to find something various in their No. 3 choice, however Lance’s background at NDSU would appear to make him an excellent fit with San Francisco. If Shanahan is enamored with the physical tools Lance brings also, it’s simple to see why they’d trade 3 first-round choices to climb up the board and draft him.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.