More of a scoring point guard than true distributor
Will likely struggle guarding quick point guards
Summary: Shelvin Mack has received a ton of national expsoure the past two seasons due to Butler's runs to the Final Four which should give NBA scouts a good feel for his potential at the next level. He is the definition of a combo guard who will need to learn how to be more of a true point guard if he wants to maximize his opportunity in the NBA. He should get late first-round looks but could fall into the early second.
Player Comparison: Willie Green. Green is an undersized off guard in the NBA who has never been able to grasp his opportunities as a point guard. He and Mack both rely on their strength to help them on both ends of the floor. If Mack can work on his pure point guard skills, he should be able to run an offense in the NBA rather just be an undersized two.
Honestly 49ers need so much work, might as well turn the 2 pck into multiple. If they don't I would love to see allen from bama because the 49ers are invested in two young ends. I think switching to a 4-3 will help armstead and buckner since they are so lengthy. Pair those two up with a nose tackle who will attract attention from a guard and make armstead and buckner face one on once matchups will be helpful for them. If not allen I would love to see a trade back get jabrill peppers and have him as a tampa 2 linebacker/safety (Urlacher anyone?). have a new kind of version of the 4-4 defense where it would have 3 linebackers and 3 safeties. one for pass one to help the rush, and the other as a multi function player.
With the default order as provided by WF, the aim of this mock is to explore what would go down if the draft didn't see any trades on day one- which is very possible, as most people are forgetting. The shock value is not in the unlikely pick swaps that people like to dream up, myself included, but rather in the picks themselves. I'm not trying to write the same mock as everyone else here, so some of these selections might surprise you, and that's the point. Enjoy, and please give feedback! Thanks.