John Lynch makes it very clear how 49ers are approaching 2020 NFL Draft
The 2020 NFL Draft is going to be held a bit differently than previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the San Francisco 49ers aren’t using that as an excuse. With less than a month until the Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock, John Lynch made it clear how San Francisco is approaching the 2020 NFL Draft.
“This draft is absolutely huge for us, so there’s no excuses, no explanations,” Lynch said in a recent video he posted to Twitter, via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. “We’ve got to get our work done, albeit from home. We’ve been killing the Zoom meetings. I should have bought stock in Zoom.”
When the coronavirus outbreak began, the NFL canceled pre-draft visits that teams had scheduled. Therefore, it will be tougher for teams to gather a thorough list of targets in the upcoming draft.
Nevertheless, Lynch — the GM of the 49ers — is confident that his staff has the right plan laid out. As Lynch pointed out, this is a very important draft for San Francisco this offseason.
On the first day of the legal tampering period, the 49ers traded DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first-round pick. Provided that, San Francisco now possess two first-round selections (No. 13, No. 31.).
Coming off of a loss in the Super Bowl, the 49ers have some holes to fill on the roster for next season. While some teams are scrambling to compile a plan for this year’s draft, Lynch and the 49ers are working tirelessly to make sure they are prepared for anything.