2021 NFL Mock Draft: Year of the Quarterback

3. San Francisco 49ers: QB Mac Jones (Alabama)

NFL Comparison: Kirk Cousins

The 49ers traded up to the No. 3 pick, to take Mac Jones? If you believe the reports coming from reputable NFL insiders, it seems like that would be the case. Jones came out of nowhere to become one of the most prolific passers in all of college football in 2020. The 6-foot-3 gunslinger from Jacksonville was sort of an unknown prospect before getting the chance to start. As a first-year starter, Jones threw for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. His accuracy downfield is a plus — as is Jones’ ability to exploit all areas of the field. While he has poor athleticism, Jones can still spin it well. It now looks like he will be joining Kyle Shanahan’s offense equipped with a bevy of weapons at the skill positions.

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