The first two picks of the draft seem locked in at this point, so the biggest question heading into Thursday night is what the 49ers will do at three? Mac Jones has previously been considered the favorite — head coach Kyle Shanahan loves his ability to fit in his offense — but the buzz is building that Lance will ultimately be the selection. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah was on the Pat McAfee Show and said, “really kind of over the past 24 hours I’ve got some buddies in the league that are like ‘wait a second, I really think this is going to be Lance.’” Simon Hunter from the Action Network also reports that his sources say that Jones will not be the 49ers pick.
This has had a massive shift on the betting odds for the No. 3 overall pick. Lance has become the favorite at -200 on FanDuel Sportsbook, while Jones has dropped to just +160. The NFL has asked the 49ers not to leak their pick before the draft, so don’t expect any official confirmation from the team, but things are trending towards the former North Dakota State QB being drafted third overall.
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