Gabriel: Intrigue Surrounding 49ers At No. 2 Leaves Bears In Dark

The draft talk has consumed the airwaves since the regular season ended, which is the case every single year, but it was especially strong this year due to the team not only having the No. 1 overall pick, but the No. 12 pick as well.

Rumors emerged Monday that the 49ers are considering taking Trubisky with the second overall pick, which seems like a smokescreen as opposed to a real possibility. They list only two on their current roster - Matt Barkley and presumed starter Brian Hoyer. Atlanta decides to take their highest rated defensive end on their board that remains. However, I don't think he's ready to play.

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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert called the upcoming National Football League draft one of the most unpredictable he's seen in a long time, primarily because of the uncertainty of where some of the top quarterbacks will be selected.

The team is reportedly strongly considering selecting a quarterback with the pick, rumored to be North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. And on film, none of the experts are projecting these prospects to walk into the NFL and light the league on fire. This quarterback class does not have any slam dunks in it, nor does it have anyone worth trading up more than ten spots for, which is what the Texans would have to do if they want to get the quarterback they want.

"I think we chop up the variables so much in the preparation process, over the years there is less anxiety for me", said Tomlin.

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In a podcast appearance with Albert Breer of The MMQB, Banner said he was "beyond shocked" when the Browns picked Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

All of that changes if the pick is a quarterback, though. "Whether that's because of the scheme Clemson ran or because he's not able to do better, Watson is locked in on one guy".

Jones is a recent example of how hard it can be, Colbert said, to evaluate how players who were defensive ends in college can transition to the NFL. If they go after the 49ers' pick, one selection earlier, Trubisky is going to get expensive.

If you have a QB you believe in, you take him the first chance you get. Because Shanahan will ultimately have final say on this position, it would be hard not to trust his instincts on the position. "It's coveted. When you have a pick that high, that's natural".

You can look at that as a gamble, I look at it as buying low. "I'm guessing there's only around seven".

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