#11 SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS: JEVAN SNEAD, QB, OLE MISS
Alex Smith may only be 25-years-old but at this point the former #1 overall pick can officially be written off as a bust. The Niners are going with Shaun Hill as their starting quarterback in 2009 and while he has shown some flashes at times it’s hard to believe that a guy who is almost 30-years-old and has been in the league for seven years is all of the sudden going to emerge. Barring something unforeseen the 49’ers are going to be in the market for a signal caller next offseason and they would be very fortunate to land Jevan Snead out of Ole Miss. A top recruit coming out of high school, Snead began his college career at Texas but opted to transfer once it became obvious that Colt McCoy had a stranglehold on the starting job. Jevan Snead | Mississippi Rebels Arguably the most physically talented signal caller in either the junior or seniors classes, Snead’s strong arm and above-average athleticism has drawn favorable comparisons to Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford. If Snead can build on his breakout sophomore campaign he will not only be a first round pick but could even be long gone by this point. San Francisco has plenty of other glaring holes to address, most notably cornerback and offensive tackle, but as always a quarterback has to take precedence above all else.
#20 SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS (f/CAR): PATRICK ROBINSON, CB, FLORIDA STATE
A few years ago the Niners gave Nate Clements a monster free agent contract and he is still one of the best cornerbacks in the game. However, they have very little beyond him, especially after Walt Harris went down with a season-ending knee injury, and desperately need to add another top flight talent at the position. Florida State has a long and proud history of sending corners to the pros, from Deion Sanders and Terrell Buckley back in the late 80’s / early 90’s to Samari Rolle and more recently Antonio Cromartie. Patrick Robinson is the next great Seminoles cover guy and he will try to help carry on that tradition. Robinson only has about one seasons worth of starting experience Patrick Robinson | Florida St. Seminoles but he possesses all of the physical tools you look for, including a nice blend of size and speed to go along with great quickness and fluid hips. Widely regarded to be the premier senior prospect at his position, a strong final campaign in Tallahassee would cement Robinson's status as a first round pick. Unfortunately for 49’ers fans their squad has as many significant needs as any team in the league and they could realistically go in a number of different directions here, including but not limited to quarterback, right tackle, safety, linebacker and nose tackle.
Also something to point out Seattle has 2 draft picks in next year's draft (one is from Denver)....if they have a poor showing like Scott is currently predicting they could have 2 top 10 picks