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Multiple NFL execs say Mac Jones to 49ers ‘doesn’t smell right’ [report]

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We are less than three weeks away from the NFL Draft and it’s only clear that the 49ers are on the clock. Trevor Lawrence is a Jaguar, Zach Wilson is a Jet, and the 49ers have their pick of the other three in Mac Jones, Justin Fields and Trey Lance.

There’s been a great deal of buzz around Jones to the 49ers, but none of it has been absolute. No one has come out definitively to say he’s the pick and most credible national reporters are saying the team is still working through its options with one more throwing session from Justin Fields scheduled this week and one for Trey Lance the following week.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said he’s not buying the Mac Jones talk in a column on Monday, and quoted three NFL executives who said they didn’t buy it, either. Per La Canfora:

“I don’t buy it,” one AFC executive said. “I think it’s Fields at 3.”

An NFC exec: “I don’t know one way or the other, but I have a hard time seeing Mac Jones as the third player in this draft.”

Another NFC exec: “Doesn’t smell right to me.”

In other words, no one really knows at this point, but it shouldn’t just be assumed that Jones is the 49ers’ pick at No. 3.


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