49ers Head Coach and General Manager Will Attend Alabama’s Second Pro Day
Mac Jones threw last week at Alabama's Pro Day on March 23rd and will throw again tomorrow for Alabama's second Pro Day. This time 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch will be in attendance instead of Justin Fields session at Ohio State.
The 49ers made a blockbuster trade with the Miami Dolphins last week, moving up from the No. 12 spot to No. 3 in the NFL draft.
With no private workouts allowed this year, tomorrow will be the only opportunity for the 49ers to see Jones in person.
After waiting three years to become the starter in Tuscaloosa, Jones produced one of the greatest seasons for a quarterback in college football history. He threw for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns versus only four interceptions. Jones' 77.4 completion percentage broke the previous NCAA single-season record of 76.7 percent set by Colt McCoy in 2008 and his 203.06 passer efficiency rating passed the NCAA single-season record of 201.96 set by Joe Burrow last year.
Jones helped guide the Crimson Tide to a perfect 13-0 record, a SEC Championship and their 18th national championship.
Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy has spoken highly of Jones throughout the draft process. “The usual two talking points with Mac Jones, it was great to see him up close, and that’s his intelligence and his accuracy,” Nagy said, “So you talk about those two things, what’s going to make Mac a really good NFL starting quarterback is his ability to process information and take an NFL playbook, which he did in Mobile. That’s difficult for a lot of quarterbacks, to come down here and spit out the verbiage, do all the things they need to do.”
“Mac is an old-school gym rat,” Nagy said. “We caught him a couple nights in the convention center studying tape after midnight, and the important thing is that carried over onto the field. He got on the field, he knew where to go with the ball and, most importantly, he put it where he needed to put it. I think those are the things that are going to make Mac a really good NFL starting quarterback.”
Alabama's Pro Day will take place tomorrow, March 30th and will air on the NFL Network.