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Odds movement for the three QBs 49ers could be considering with No. 3 draft pick

Who will San Francisco pick in 2021 NFL Draft? We examine how the odds have moved over the last month.

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass during the third quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Who will the San Francisco 49ers choose with their No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft? This remains a question without an answer and NFL media members are letting their voices be heard. The latest rumor has San Francisco choosing between Trey Lance and Mac Jones, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The prevailing thought has been that Jones is the leader, while fans were champing at the bit for Justin Fields to take over the reins.

DraftKings Sportsbook’s recent odds reflect a move toward Jones and Lance, likely perpetuated by Rapoport’s reporting. Below, you can see how the odds for the No. 3 pick have moved for Jones, Lance, and Fields since they were posted:

Mac Jones

Opening odds: +150
April 5th: +125
April 15th: +200
April 25th: -200

Trey Lance

Opening odds: +175
April 5th: +250
April 15th: +400
April 25th: +150

Justin Fields

Opening odds: +200
April 5th: +125
April 15th: +150
April 25th: +700

At this point, leaning toward an insider like Rapoport’s reporting is all we truly have to go on when trying to decipher who the 49ers end up taking. But we have also heard how well GM John Lynch keeps these kinds of decisions obscured from the media.

Is it still worth taking a flier on Fields as the pick at such good odds? Maybe, but the drumbeat for Jones has been loud from almost every insider who chimes in. Those who love Fields and think he makes for the best pick may have to get past their personal leanings.

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