San Francisco 49ers: A look at what John Lynch may do in the NFL draft
Chris Biderman doesn’t just patrol the 49ers beat for The Bee — he owns it.
He’ll spend his April 25 at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara following the 49ers’ every move in the first round of the NFL Draft, starting with No. 2 overall pick at about 5:15 p.m. ... unless of course San Francisco receives an offer it can’t refuse and trades that pick.
Whatever happens, Biderman will provide 49ers fans and all Bee readers all the play-by-play action, every detail, at sacbee.com/sports.
We swiped Biderman’s playbook and learned he’ll post a story immediately after the 49ers make their first selection, plus a short bio on the newest 49er, and he’ll follow with reaction and quotes. He won’t stop until the 49ers make their final selection Sunday.
Lining up opposite Biderman in Round 1 is Noel Harris, who takes a break from his Kings beat to inform readers whom the Raiders draft with the No. 4 overall pick ... and No. 24 ... and No. 27.
Completing our lineup is Joe Davidson, who will report on Folsom High School graduate Jonah Williams, an offensive lineman at Alabama who could become the highest-drafted NFL player from the Sacramento area.
To catch up, here are a few stories Biderman has written leading up to the NFL Draft:
* Biderman assembles two four-round mock drafts a day before the real deal: his armchair GM take on what he believes the 49ers should do, and what he thinks the team will actually do.
* It’s Biderman’s last 49ers mailbag before the draft, and the first question he answers is how to fix a 49ers defense that struggled last season. And, who’s the safer pick, Nick Bosa of Ohio State or Quinnen Williams of Alabama?
* In another mailbag, Biderman explains draft-day trades — with a huge assist from 49ers general manager John Lynch. Hint: Draft-day trades aren’t actually hatched on draft day.
* Biderman informs us that the contract status of budding star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner could shape the 49ers’ roster of the future and help decide whom they pick at No. 2 overall in the first round.
* Biderman reports that Lynch confirms four players for official pre-draft visits to 49ers headquarters. That list included Williams, with whom Lynch dined at a Tuscaloosa IHOP. And what did the 295-pound defensive lineman order?
And now, with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select ...
To find out, report back Thursday, at sacbee.com/sports, for all the draft news from Biderman, Harris and Joe D.