San Francisco 49ers GM, head coach in attendance to see Mac Jones at Alabama football Pro Day

Brett Greenberg
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football hosted its second Pro Day for NFL Draft prospects in two weeks Tuesday afternoon. It was televised on the SEC and NFL Networks. 

Several NFL executives and head coaches were in attendance to check out the plethora of NFL talent that coach Nick Saban produces each year. 

Saban has had 33 players drafted in the first round and 38 total.

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were two of those there to see potential top-five pick, Mac Jones in his second throwing session in as many weeks. 

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The 49ers recently traded their first-round pick, 12th overall, plus a 2022 third-round compensatory pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 for the Miami Dolphins No. 3 overall selection.

Several mock drafts and NFL analysts have speculated the 49ers will pick the SEC single-season passing yards leader with that third pick. 

NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky and Ian Rapoport spoke about Jones and the fit with the Niners.

"Mac Jones doesn't need the receiver to be open, he listens to his feet and I promise you that is something Kyle Shanahan very much so values," said Orlovsky. 

"The buzz of him going real early is legit and based on the conversations I've had with GMs and head coaches is that he is a 10-year starter in the NFL," said Rapoport.

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