Justin Fields produced a spectacular exhibiting at his professional day and Kyle Shanahan might see him do the identical once more subsequent week.
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch prompted a big stir once they selected to attend Mac Jones‘ professional day final week as an alternative of watching Justin Fields’ exercise, however the San Francisco 49ers’ key decision-makers will get one other likelihood to look at the Ohio State state star throw.
The Athletic’s Matt Barrows reported that Fields will throw the ball when Ohio State has a second professional day on April 14. Following their trade with the Miami Dolphins for the third general choose within the draft, Shanahan indicated the 49ers would attend a second professional day for Fields.
Assuming he stands by these phrases, the one non-Trevor Lawrence quarterback that won’t have labored out with both Lynch or Shanahan in attendance shall be North Dakota State’s Trey Lance.
That will not prohibit the Niners from taking Lance, nonetheless. The one quarterback Shanahan has chosen throughout his time as 49ers head coach is C.J. Beathard, whom they took within the third spherical in 2017. As Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee factors out, Shanahan didn’t meet with Beathard prior the draft 4 years in the past.
Kyle Shanahan in 2017 labored out one quarterback earlier than the draft (Mitchell Trubisky) and didn’t communicate with the one QB the’ve drafted in 4 years (C.J. Beathard). He left the QB conferences as much as place coach Wealthy Scangarello. https://t.co/9dYOJtSliX
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) April 7, 2021
Alabama signal-caller Jones stays the consensus favourite to be the choose at quantity three. Adam Schefter informed ESPN Radio (h/t Niners Nation) he could be shocked if Jones shouldn’t be San Francisco’s alternative.
Nevertheless, the 49ers are retaining their playing cards near their chest, with Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer conceding he isn’t certain many individuals know whom San Francisco is concentrating on with the large transfer up the board.
Fields is the quarterback who would seem to present the 49ers one of the best of each worlds by way of his composure in with the ability to ship from the pocket and the athletic upside that enables him to make performs exterior of construction and gash defenses along with his skills as a runner.
Shanahan shouldn’t be going to base the most important personnel resolution of his profession on the idea of a professional day efficiency. But when the 49ers are leaning in direction of Fields, one other spectacular showcase for Lynch and Shanahan subsequent week might tip the scales additional in his favor.