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Mock Draft (First 8 picks only)

This is an eight pick first round projection ending with Carolina's traded pick to SF. Too much work to guess every team's final record. And I figured it would be fun to see the names available with 49ers first pick in 2010 draft.

1. St. Louis Rams- (Sam Bradford) greatest show on Turf offense is now back to being worse than even the Tony Banks days.

2. Oakland Raiders- (Ndamukong Suh) they're going to lose Seymour after a year unless they franchise him and they're starting journeyman Gerard Warren at one DT spot with Tommy Kelly.

3. Tampa Bay- (Gerald McCoy) I would have given them a QB here but they took Josh Freeman last year. They badly need impact players on the D-line.

4. Kansas City- (Eric Berry) KC's pass defense is one of the worst in the NFL.

5. Detroit Lions- (Carlos Dunlap) Schwartz starts rebuilding defense with physical freak in Dunlap.

6. Cleveland- (Dez Bryant) When Mohammed Massoquoi is the best wide receiver on the team, you've got problems.

7. Tennessee- (Jake Locker) Collins is close to being at the end of the line. Vince Young is a bust. Sean Witherspoon, the LB from Missouri also should get a look from Titans here.

8. 49ers from Carolina- (Russell Okung) Carolina's schedule is tough and I dont see more than 6 wins out of them this season even if they win their next three games against bad teams. So this pick could could become a spot or two higher. I like Okung here because he will solidify one of the 49ers biggest deficiencies in the RT position. You cant discount how hardcore the 49ers were after Kurt Warner last offseason so QB is also a strong possibility here with names like Colt McCoy, Jimmy Clausen who's rising up the boards, and Tim Tebow available. Trent Williams stock has nose dived and I think he could be there with the 49ers second first rounder. So if we do go QB with this pick, we still have a good shot with good OT prospects later in the first round like Williams, Charles Brown, Bryan Bulaga, Anthony Davis, Chris Scott, Sam Young.
  • crzy
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Our pick there should be Taylor Mays. We can fix our RT spot through free agency.
IMO because of Nate Davis the 49ers won't go QB with their first 2 picks.
Originally posted by crzy:
Our pick there should be Taylor Mays. We can fix our RT spot through free agency.


That philosophy hasn't worked so far, we need get it over with a draft one.
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jimmy clausen has been looking really good...we can just forget about alex smith already... clausen or taylor mays would both be really good picks for us!
Originally posted by crzy:
Our pick there should be Taylor Mays. We can fix our RT spot through free agency.

Agreed with the bold in this scenario if Berry is already off the board. I wouldn't address our RT spot through FA unless a must have tackle is there to sign. If we have to go through the draft, I'd like to have Bulaga or Anthony Davis with our pick in the first round.
the raiders take need (somewhat) over speed?

We are going RT with the Carolina pick. Mays is a good player but Sing is beating himself up inside not having a smash mouth OL who can BLOCK!!

[ Edited by bergy07 on Oct 9, 2009 at 13:29:23 ]
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Go OL with the Carolina pick then Tony Pike with our pick.
In opinion, we correct the two weakest spots on the field with our two picks, RT and LG.

Early in the draft, the Niners can select the best OT left on the board. It might end up being the best OT in the draft, since this draft is defense top-heavy and there is a ton of uncertainty as to who is the best OT in the draft. I would think the Niners might be willing to trade down and draft a bigger-sized RT, who can drive block well, not just a nimble pass-protection stud. Ciron Black would be a reach early in the first round, but he's that type of jumbo-sized RT the Niners would probably love. Maybe someone else can emerge to make a good value selection that early.

I will say that Carolina is in real trouble at this point in the season, as their schedule is pretty rugged. They are not going to beat either New Orleans, nor Atlanta, and their non-conference is no snap as well. They look on a crash course for a top 6-7 pick.

As for the pick in the latter portion of the first round, one guy that jumps off the screen to me is mammoth LG Mike Iupati, from Idaho. All I can say is, "WOW". I saw him play last week, and he is tall, big, and big. Did I say BIG. Not fat at all. Just a big, broad, mountain. Great, great footwork. Looks like a tackle, not a guard, but just crushes people. Really, really impressive, and a guy you are going to hear about A LOT in the next six months.

Remember this name, Mike Iupati. He would make the bad memory of David Baas disappear very quickly. And, he looks like a lock as a first rounder. He's that athletic.


If the Niners can solve these two areas, and work very hard to improve Rachal's game, they will have a studly OL, which would be huge for our running and passing game.

[ Edited by MadDog49er on Oct 9, 2009 at 14:29:04 ]
Originally posted by bergy07:
We are going RT with the Carolina pick. Mays is a good player but Sing is beating himself up inside not having a smash mouth OL who can BLOCK!!

We've got two good looking safeties in Goldson and Reggie Smith. The need for a RT is sooo much bigger than our need for a safety.

Besides, Taylor Mays is more of a SS than a FS. Mays reminds me a lot of Roy Williams.
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I agree that we need to fix the two weak spots on the OL

Hopefully C.Black, LSU with one of our picks

and maybe we can fix the LG spot before the draft, even this season
If Pashos can hold down that RT spot
I'd consider moving Snyder back to LG, and see how he does


If Packers dont resign D.Colledge, I'd like to get him in free agency
and we dont have to worry bout that LG spot for years
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Originally posted by MadDog49er:
In opinion, we correct the two weakest spots on the field with our two picks, RT and LG.

Early in the draft, the Niners can select the best OT left on the board. It might end up being the best OT in the draft, since this draft is defense top-heavy and there is a ton of uncertainty as to who is the best OT in the draft. I would think the Niners might be willing to trade down and draft a bigger-sized RT, who can drive block well, not just a nimble pass-protection stud. Ciron Black would be a reach early in the first round, but he's that type of jumbo-sized RT the Niners would probably love. Maybe someone else can emerge to make a good value selection that early.

I will say that Carolina is in real trouble at this point in the season, as their schedule is pretty rugged. They are not going to beat either New Orleans, nor Atlanta, and their non-conference is no snap as well. They look on a crash course for a top 6-7 pick.

As for the pick in the latter portion of the first round, one guy that jumps off the screen to me is mammoth LG Mike Iupati, from Idaho. All I can say is, "WOW". I saw him play last week, and he is tall, big, and big. Did I say BIG. Not fat at all. Just a big, broad, mountain. Great, great footwork. Looks like a tackle, not a guard, but just crushes people. Really, really impressive, and a guy you are going to hear about A LOT in the next six months.

Remember this name, Mike Iupati. He would make the bad memory of David Baas disappear very quickly. And, he looks like a lock as a first rounder. He's that athletic.


If the Niners can solve these two areas, and work very hard to improve Rachal's game, they will have a studly OL, which would be huge for our running and passing game.

What the hell is a possible first rounder playing at Idaho for?
Maddog, do you think the Niners will burn a high pick on a RT? I was hoping that they could trade down, still pick up a RT and perhaps a G and pick up another pick.

I do think they need to restock at LB. They got lucky with McKillop, but there isn't any young talent in reserve outside.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by crzy:
Our pick there should be Taylor Mays. We can fix our RT spot through free agency.


That philosophy hasn't worked so far, we need get it over with a draft one.

I agree, everything we have done offensively this year has been limited by our oline. I think in this draft we need to get real aggressive with our line. I would like a top flight RT and a couple of OGs and a quality center for backup, I dont think Wallace is going to cut it for our team. I also don't think our backups are of enough quality to be effective replacements, they are just backups for emergency purposes.