my mock draft to fill all important needs....
I didn't do any trading in this mock draft. I have been reviewing my own positions of need and availability to talent and found these guys to be special picks at select areas that fit exactly what we need IMO. Enjoy the videos and tell me what you think!
1st round pick (OT) Charles Brown, USC
Resembles: Jet's OT recently drafted (forgot his name )
Charles Brown from my observation has very solid feet and punch moves in passing situations and very solid against the run. He play's left tackle and if drafted would be interesting who they move to right tackle.
1st round pick (LOLB) Jerry Hughes, TCU
Resembles: Smaller Demarcus Ware
We all pretty much know about Jerry Hughes ability to rush the passer. I believe we can trade down in the draft to get him but i am not going to do that for this mock draft. He would be a solid pick to replace harleson...though he may need some development.
2nd round pick (CB) Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
Resembles: Quicker Nate Clements
Perrish Cox is one of the fundamentally sound corners that has really solid bulk and the size to match against stronger recievers. He is also a really good kick returner and punt returner. Two birds one stone!
3rd round pick (RB) Joe McKnight, USC
Resembles: Reggie Smith
Joe McKnight is a speed guy with solid frame and break away speed. Would be a good Spell to Gore on third downs and speed situations. He is projected to go anywhere from 2nd round to 4th probably due to 40 time. I split the difference and picked him in the third.
4th round pick (WR) Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
Resembles: Terrell Owens
We have the solid wide recievers to get yards underneath and the middle of the field. What we don't possess is the one on one deep threat that can go up and get it...break the tackle and keep running. This guy...IMO is a Terrell Owens clown that isn't getting the credit because he plays for Georgia Tech, which has a weird offense and doesn't put all their receivers in a good light. I think he will rise from a fifth round pick and draft him in the 4th!
5th round pick (ILB) Micah Johnson, Kentucky
Resembles: Takeo Spikes
Now i understand..that if you watch the video...u'd be like, this guy is going much further than a 5th round pick. I believe so as well...but there is a possibility considering he injured his knee and may not go to the combine which may hurt his draft stock. But there is no doubt his ability at inside linebacker would work great next to patrick willis.
6th round pick (NT) Kade Weston, Georgia
no video....solid numbers for a nose tackle. 25 tackles, six TFL and two sacks in 11 games of the 2009 season.
7th round pick (QB) Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
Mac conference...ironically because so was nate davis. But anyways 7th round pick his numbers size and speed are solid. But the scheme and arm strenght while reading defenses will be a struggle grants him a 7th round grade. Interesting pick for a seventh though!
My concluding analysis...
We can really put a dent in the issues that reside around the 49ers offensive woes and increase the productivity of the defense in this draft. Many would say we should draft an offensive guard...i beg the differ. Guard is a position that can be fine tuned and we have the talent at the position to get it corrected. Safety is also another need area, but only the top safeties i see are worth the look in this draft. There may be one in the mid rounds but i don't see any of them replacing Reggie smith or micheal lewis. These picks that I choose are the type of solid players that IMO are game breakers in their own right. Exactly the type of talent that pushes your starters to want to keep their jobs. Exactly what we need.
Tell me what you guys think! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[ Edited by thaakingd on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:12:54 ]