Originally posted by valrod33:
San Francisco 49ers
Top needs: RT, G, DE, S, CB
First round (13, 16): Trent Williams, Earl Thomas
Second-round options (49): G Mike Iupati, DE Corey Wooton, S Morgan Burnett, CB Kyle Wilson
Third-round options (79): G Jon Asamoah, CB Syd'Quan Thompson, S Major Wright, DE Hall Davis, DE D.J. Wilson, OLB Rico McCoy
Summary: Some people will consider taking a RT at No. 13 a bit of a leap in terms of value, but Williams is an outstanding player that can strengthen you immediately. If the 49ers go with a guard, Iupati is a fantastic one, and the offensive line gets a lot better overnight. Thomas, as I said in the mock, covers a ton of ground and can help immediately. From there the Niners could try to get good value elsewhere in the secondary or look for a DE or even a pass-rushing OLB. I can also see San Francisco taking a later-rounds shot on a QB, but this team needs to focus on more glaring needs early on.
My goodness, that's awfully high for Hall Davis, as well as McCoy. Davis is a good player, but he's a late rounder. 6th-7th round material and he'd need to tack on about 10 pounds or so to really be at the proper weight for a 3-4 End, unless Kiper is suggesting him as an Elephant End Hybrid 'Backer, as he's only about 270-275 pounds.
Perhaps Kiper has forgotten we run a 3-4? Because Rico McCoy might not even make it to 230 on the scales when the combine rolls around. Another 7th round developmental player at best -- and exclusively for a Tampa Two 4-3 defensive scheme.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:56 PM ]