Predicting the future: Does recent history tell us anything about the 49ers’ draft plans?

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talks during press a conference for Super Bowl LIV at the James L. Knight Center on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 in Miami, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — What the 49ers will do in the NFL draft can sometimes be predictable — like taking star pass rusher Nick Bosa with the second-overall pick last year. Or the team can surprise, like in 2018, using the No. 9 choice on tackle Mike McGlinchey despite already having Trent Brown and more pressing needs on defense.