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NFL mock draft 2020: 49ers expected to take Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs

NFL mock draft 2020: 49ers expected to take Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs

The 2020 NFL Draft merely is two weeks away. It will take part in much different circumstances than the pomp of Las Vegas, but nevertheless, seven rounds of draft picks will be complete. 

After shocking many by trading star defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers now own the No. 13 pick in the draft, along with the No. 31 pick they already owned as the NFC champions. 

San Francisco can go plenty of ways with its two picks in the first round and should be able to find a receiver with star potential for Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo. Here at NBC Sports Bay Area, Dalton Johnson and Josh Schrock have the 49ers taking receiver Henry Ruggs III at No. 13 and cornerback Jeff Gladney at No. 31. 

Check out how various mock drafts see it playing out: 

Tyler Roman, NBC Sports Washington: WR Henry Ruggs (No. 13), CB Trevon Diggs (No. 31)
Ruggs: "Ruggs III isn’t just a speed receiver either, because he can run an effective full route tree with ease. He can score from anywhere on the field at any time and is a perfect fit in Kyle Shanahan’s system."
Diggs: "Diggs has tremendous upside due to his measurables and athleticism. He has the best ball skills in the class and is an experienced four-year player that can start from the jump."

Todd McShay, ESPN.com: WR Henry Ruggs (No. 13), CB A.J. Terrell (No. 31)
Ruggs: "Coach Kyle Shanahan likes speedy guys who can tack on yards after the catch, and that's what Ruggs does. Suddenly, that arsenal doesn't look too bad with the likes of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle also running routes for Jimmy Garoppolo."
Terrell: "Terrell is long and plays fast -- as he ran a 4.42 at the combine. He has the talent to be a difference-maker opposite Richard Sherman."

Mel Kiper, ESPN.com: WR Jerry Jeudy (No. 13), CB Noah Igbinoghene (No. 31)
Jeudy: "Adding Jeudy, who caught 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 TDs last season, to a group with Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne makes this a really exciting (and young) trio of wideouts for Jimmy Garoppolo."
Igbinoghene: "Igbinoghene, a track athlete who is still raw, is my third-ranked corner, and he could also help as a return man."

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: WR Jerry Jeudy (No. 13), OL Cesar Ruiz (No. 31)
Jeudy: "If Jeudy is on the board, this is a no-brainer for the 49ers."
Ruiz: "He’s a mean but agile centerpiece in the middle of the offensive line, and he has the moves to get upfield and lock out in the zone-blocking scheme."

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: WR Henry Ruggs (No. 13), DT Ross Blacklock (No. 31)
Ruggs: "Let's take a minute and just imagine Ruggs in the hands of a creative play-caller like Kyle Shanahan."
Blacklock: "The 49ers will likely trade down to stockpile selections, as they currently don't hold a pick in Rounds 2-4."

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: WR CeeDee Lamb (No. 31), S Xavier McKinney (No. 31)
Lamb: "Lamb would give the 49ers a superstar wide receiver to pair with Deebo Samuel. Along with tight end George Kittle, San Francisco would have one of the best receiver groups in the NFL."
McKinney: "He’s capable of playing safety and cornerback, and comes out of a system at Alabama that should have him pro ready."

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    Twitter reacts: Bay Area athletes, teams celebrate Memorial Day 2020

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    Twitter reacts: Bay Area athletes, teams celebrate Memorial Day 2020

    Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start to summer in the United States.

    It's also a big benchmark on the sports calendar.

    The 2020 MLB season should have been in full swing, ready to turn the page on its second month. Monday would have been filled with pageantry at the ballparks around the country as teams honored our military servicepeople and veterans.

    The NBA and NHL playoffs, likely without all three Northern California teams, should have been in the conference finals stage.

    Instead, this was a very different Memorial Day due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

    [RELATED: Watch flyover above Levi's Stadium]

    That didn't stop Bay Area athletes and teams from celebrating the holiday on social media:

    We hope everyone had a safe and healthy Memorial Day.

    Watch majestic Memorial Day flyover above 49ers' Levi's Stadium

    Watch majestic Memorial Day flyover above 49ers' Levi's Stadium

    We’re all in this together.

    The 49ers partnered up with the California Air National Guard to salute those on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The flyover was handled by the Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing.

    California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said sports could return to the state by the first week of June, so we hopefully will be seeing the Niners take the field at Levi’s Stadium this fall.

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