Well played 49ers social, well played.
With the NFL approving the vote to officially expand the regular-season schedule from 16 to 17, the team didn’t waste any time poking fun at the fact that they heading back to the "Buckeye State" which also happens to be the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes -- home to potential 49ers draft target Justin Fields.
Get it? Buckeye State. Yeah, yeah -- we get it. And 49ers twitter leaned in.
49ers fans everywhere are clamoring for the team to select Fields when they are on the clock at No. 3. Especially after how he did during Ohio State’s pro day on Tuesday.
He ran a 4.4 40-yard dash which made the 49ers surely light up knowing they have the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 draft. It was the fastest 40 time since Robert Griffin III ran his 4.41 time at the 2012 NFL Combine.
Fields is one of the 49ers’ draft targets, naturally as the team hopes to find a strong quarterback to have for the next decade-plus. And Fields would be the perfect guy to do it.
The impressive arm and the insane athleticism have him ranked as one of the top QBs in the draft class behind Trevor Lawrence. Most experts expect Lawrence to go No. 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, while BYU’s Zach Wilson looks to be the No. 2 pick.
Well, you do the math.