April 30, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

49ers Just Pulled Off the Greatest Smokescreen in NFL Draft History

The 49ers sure know how to keep a secret. 

Since San Francisco traded up with the Miami Dolphins for the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Niners had the entire football world guessing on who they would select. 

Some of the biggest NFL insiders — from ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen to NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah, Mike Silver and Peter Schrager and more — believed that the 49ers were going to select Alabama's Mac Jones. 

For the record, Lines never gave in to the rumors. We had the 49ers selecting Trey Lance in our mock draft for a while now. 

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