Daniel Jeremiah: 'Everything You Hear Points To' 49ers Drafting Mac Jones

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 30, 2021

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones passes against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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On the same day that Alabama and Ohio State held their pro days, the San Francisco 49ers are reportedly very high on Mac Jones.  

Per NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah (h/t Matt Barrows of The Athletic), "everything you hear points to" San Francisco taking Jones with the No. 3 overall pick. 

When the 49ers announced their deal with the Miami Dolphins to move up nine spots in the draft, the natural assumption is they are going to take a quarterback. 

Rumblings about San Francisco's interest in Jones have been ongoing since the trade was first reported. ESPN's Adam Schefter noted the Niners "did not trade up with one QB in mind" and are "good with the options that will be there at No. 3."

NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms, who was 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's teammate at the University of Texas, tweeted that San Francisco traded up "for a QB who is NFL-ready right now, not a project. And to me that says Mac Jones."

Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were both present at Alabama's pro day on Tuesday. Shanahan did tell reporters on Monday that they will also get to watch Justin Fields work out after speaking with the former Ohio State star's agent. 

Jones won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback in 2020. The Alabama star also set a school record with 4,500 passing yards, led the nation with a 77.4 completion percentage and and finished second with 41 touchdowns to help the team win the national title.