Niners add left tackle, depth for Deebo, Christian McCaffrey

The NFL Draft begins Thursday and it is a vital draft for John Lynch and the San Francisco 49ers.

Sure, the Niners might be the defending NFC champions and the team to beat through 2024, but this offseason — and this draft — is time for a reset in Santa Clara. The future of this team must be imported this spring.

With 10 picks in this draft and loaded classes at several positions of need, Lynch’s team is in a pretty good spot.

This mock draft represents something of a best-case scenario, mixing the moves I expect the Niners to make with the moves I think the Niners should make, given their values ​​and plans.

And it all starts with a big exchange.

Commerce: choices No. 31 and 124 in Washington… Picks No. 36 and 78 in San Francisco

Pick #36: Kingsley Suamataia – OT – BYU

Suamataia has everything you look for in a future starting left tackle, except for the necessary polish on his feet and hands. He stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 325 pounds and moves with grace and power. Teach him to exploit all these natural abilities and you will have a key player for the next 10 years. Suamataia also represents a starting spot in this draft, who is tackle-heavy, but, like the Niners’ roster, top-heavy – he is the last reasonable “future starting left tackle” pick in this draft.

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