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Grant Delpit NFL Draft
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 30: Grant Delpit #7 of the LSU Tigers in action during a game at Tiger Stadium against the Texas A&M Aggies on November 30, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

San Francisco 49ers. Grant Delpit. 31. player. 42. . Safety

The San Francisco 49ers have been in the news recently for the wrong reasons, as they have been linked to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. While that is just nonsense, as they have a very capable quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, it is funny to see just how wide-ranging these Brady rumors can get.

The truth is, this is a 49ers roster that is poised to be good for a very long time, and Garoppolo has proven himself to be a flat-out winner at the NFL level. With the No. 31 overall pick this April, I like the 49ers to add to a defensive backfield that needs more talent, bringing in LSU’s Grant Delpit towards the end of the first round.

Delpit is one of the top-two pure safeties in this draft class, and while the 49ers could use some replacements at cornerback as well, he is more a high-level talent than the corners remaining. The NFC West is going to be tough to navigate again in 2020, but by drafting Delpit, they get better against the pass, which will go a long way in the pass-happy NFC.

32. player. 124. . Running Back. Kansas City Chiefs. Jonathan Taylor

The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years last month, thanks to the outstanding play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In only his second full season as a starter, Mahomes has dominated the NFL landscape, winning a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, and a league MVP already.

Staying on that side of the ball, Mahomes could use some help at the running back position in 2020, and Jonathan Taylor certainly put on a show at the NFL Combine. He ran a blazing forty, and based on his size, and strength, he is the kind of player who could be a three-down back at the NFL level.

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The Chiefs do not have a ton of holes on this roster heading into next season, but adding a playmaker like Taylor to an already explosive offense could make them unfair on that side of the ball. Kansas City could go a number of different ways to close out the first round, but Taylor looked all the bit the part of an RB1 this weekend.