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Jones has been a rumored target for San Francisco for the last few weeks, but CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora was among those wondering whether the Crimson Tide star will land in the Bay Area.
Meanwhile, Rich Eisen said Wednesday he was hearing Lance will get the nod on draft night:
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler appeared on SportsCenter to break everything down. He reported the 49ers are holding their cards close to their chest to the point that some of their own top executives don’t know the preferred target. Fowler added that representatives from opposing teams have the impression Jones is the guy:
Intrigue and subterfuge are staples of the predraft buildup. In this case, San Francisco doesn’t need to be purposefully deceptive, though.
General manager John Lynch has already made his big move up the draft board, and the first two picks are basically locks at this point.
Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan basically know who’s going to be available when they’re on the clock Thursday, and the situation probably won’t change between now and then.
By this point, 49ers fans will be celebrating not only the franchise’s first-round pick but also the fact that the entire drama is finally over.