Jimmy Clausen and the San Francisco 49ers: Will It Happen?

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the trade of Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, many NFL Draft analysts have been thrown into a debate about what affect this has on the incoming quarterback class.
It's widely believed that the St. Louis Rams will select Sam Bradford with the first pick. Until the Redskins acquired McNabb, many thought former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen would be a natural fit there.
The team needed a quarterback, Clausen is a fairly polished college player, and the Redskins were—so we thought—in rebuilding mode.
Now that they are likely secure in their quarterback need (and unlikely to draft a quarterback early, if at all), Clausen is perceived to be in free-fall, and if he slips past Buffalo, there is no telling where he will land.
One of the most recent—and interesting—landing spots was posited by Todd McShay. In his most recent Mock Draft (which you need to be an Insider to read), McShay points to the San Francisco 49er...

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