It seems the 49ers do have a vested curiosity within the first spherical of the 2022 draft regardless of not having a decide. The crew may all the time commerce up into the again of Round 1 if they need, however their intrigue on Day 1 of the draft begins with the primary six picks.
MMQB’s Albert Breer on Sunday reported the Carolina Panthers had Ickey Ekwonu and Charles Cross, two of the highest offensive tackles on this 12 months’s class, in for top-30 visits. The Panthers maintain the No. 6 general decide.
So why does this matter for San Francisco? Because there’s an opportunity one among both Ekownu or Cross falls to Carolina, and if Carolina takes one among them, it opens the door for them to go after a veteran quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo.
Carolina did host a slew of QBs on visits as Breer reported, however this isn’t alleged to be a very robust 12 months for the place. Should the Panthers not be blown away by any of the sign callers they visited with, they might do what they’ll to construct a aggressive crew this 12 months and kick the younger QB can down the highway a 12 months or two.
If they decide to not draft a quarterback, it opens up a spot for Garoppolo who may assist them contend this 12 months. Even if the worth isn’t what they had been hoping, the 49ers would a lot reasonably transfer their QB for a future decide than outright reduce him.
Carolina taking an offensive sort out with the No. 6 decide doesn’t assure they’ll commerce for Garoppolo, however it actually opens the door somewhat wider, which is sweet information for San Francisco.