SANTA CLARA – The latest pre-draft buzz is the Cleveland Browns are considering North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 1 overall pick.
With the NFL draft looming two weeks away, 49ers general manager John Lynch said the debate of Trubisky for Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, makes sense to him. But he also realizes it’s that time of the year when it it difficult to separate information from misinformation.
“We’ve worked Mitch out and there’s a lot to like about him,” Lynch said on Wednesday at the team’s practice facility. “I also know it’s that time of the year.
“A lot can happen in those days. I know it’s fluid for us -- the process. And I’m sure it’s fluid for them and everyone else.”
Lynch has watched each of the consensus top-five quarterback prospects in person. On Tuesday, Lynch said the 49ers worked out Cal quarterback Davis Webb on the team’s practice field. Cal receiver Chad Hanson took part in the workout.
“We had a nice workout with him,” Lynch said.
Lynch attended the pro days of Trubisky, Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes. He also traveled for workouts of Trubisky and Watson.
“We’ve looked at it from every angle, and from the beginning, I thought that maybe the perception that this isn’t areal strong quarterback class, I think that’s in the eyes of the beholder,” Lynch said. “We have our own feelings. There’s a lot that we like.
“We’ve put in the work. I do think that’s a position where seeing it live and in person is helpful for me. (Coach) Kyle (Shanahan) feels the same way.”
The 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick. Lynch said the team has enough information on Garrett and will not bring him in for one of the team's 30 pre-draft visits.