NFL Draft Analyst: The 49ers Will Be On Pins And Needles

Carson Wentz and Jared Goff are the consensus top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, but Dane Brugler prefers one over the other.

“For me, it’s Jared Goff,” the CBSSports.com NFL Draft analyst said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “Everything he brings to the game from a mental standpoint is what you want in a quarterback. His natural feel for the game, his ability to throw receivers open, that passing anticipation is something that usually with these quarterbacks, these rookies, you don’t see it in college tape. You see glimpses of it and then you hope they can learn the rest of it once they get to the NFL. Jared Goff already does it. He did it consistently in that Cal offense. Jared Goff, to me, is the best quarterback. Is he on the same level as Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota? Not in my opinion. I think he’s just a notch below. But with that said, I still think he can be a long-term starter in this league, a guy that’s going to help you compete for the division year in and year out, help you compete for double-digit wins. That’s why, if I’m Cleveland at 2, that’s the direction I’m going in.”

The Browns, however, may opt for Wentz, which means Goff could fall to San Francisco at No. 7. San Diego, Dallas, Jacksonville and Baltimore pick third through sixth, respectively, and appear set at the quarterback position.

“I think Jared Goff would be an ideal candidate for San Francisco,” Brugler said. “Not only is he a Bay Area native, but I think he fits Chip Kelly’s offense perfectly with his quick decision-making. I think Jared Goff would be a perfect fit in San Francisco.”

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