Who is the next Niner football player to be drafted? Anyone already have a slight chance at being drafted next year?
My first thoughts would be Benny Lemay, Alex Highsmith, Cameron Clark, and Ben Deluca in no particular order.
i think deluca will probably be drafted. seems to have the measureables and productivity. him and highsmith should be drafted this season. i know highsmith is a bit of a tweener but i think they will find a place for him as a hybrid lb/de. i think lemay gets drafted between 5-7th round too.
I think we have several that will be seniors next year.
Cam Clark - (most likely, and his name comes up often in this fashion)
Alex Highsmith - (premium position)
Stranger things have happened:
With all the names above, I think next year we have an excellent chance of having multiple draft picks.
I’ll be curious to see the progression of Nafees Lyons as well to all those previously mentioned.
To me, it’s almost certainly Lemay.
I don’t think the rest are big enough/athletic enough (relative to the NFL) to be drafted.
I wouldn’t be surprised if all get invites to camp and someone sticks
Highsmith based on the value of the position in the NFL, even as a hybrid player. Unfortunately for Lemay, the majority of RBs are going later in the draft.
I agree with the sentiment, his problem is his position. Safety and RB seem to no longer be valued as far as draft stock goes. I think he’s one of the better players and prospects we’ve had, but his position does him no favors.
Clark and Highsmith kind of have the opposite thing going for them.
Cruz could but has to do more work. He was 8/10 from 40+ Yds but think his % was less from under 40 Yds. Only 0-3 kickers are drafted normally I believe. He obviously has a better chance in a k tryout.
Not even a close second according to the analytics.
PFF showing our D some more love.
If I remember correctly Alex was top 5-10 in the nation by PFF’s metric. Could be a really big year for him if he keeps his current trajectory.
We’ll see what our D can really do, on September 7th.