Round 1, Pick 30 – Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
The 49ers do not have the cap space to strike a trade for Jamal Adams that would likely involve sending multiple draft picks to the New York Jets.
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch will want to retain some draft capital after dealing for Emmanuel Sanders last season and then exchanging picks for Trent Williams on day three of this year’s draft.
However, they could have a need at safety come the end of the 2020 campaign if they decide to let Jaquiski Tartt walk and former third-round pick Tarvarius Moore does not take the necessary steps forward in his third year in the league.
Nasirildeen fits what the 49ers look for at the position, as he is a tremendous athlete who possesses the versatility to move around the secondary positions and serve as a versatile chess piece akin to Adams.
For all his impressive production – Nasirildeen had 101 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2019 – one of the knocks on him is that he does not have a defined position.
Yet in a league that is moving towards position-less players on both sides of the ball, that is not so much of a problem. For a 49ers team that regularly swaps their safeties between the deep middle and the box, Nasirildeen’s versatility would be a distinct advantage.