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# 13- CB Joe Haden- Florida
The Niners have had a bit of a tumultuous offseason, highlighted by the mutual parting of ways with GM Scot McCloughan. Mike Singletaryâ€™s been a beast on the scouting trail, picking up for McCloughan alongside Niners personnel man Trent Baalke, and checking out players first-hand. A defensive star in his day, Singletaryâ€™s got to be impressed with Joe Haden. Haden stole the show from teammates Tim Tebow, Carlos Dunlap and Brandon Spikes during Floridaâ€™s March 17 Pro Day and could contribute right away for San Francisco. The top-rated cornerback on my board, Haden is drafted by the 49ers to address their primary needs in the secondary.
# 17- OT/OG Mike Iupati- Idaho
The 49ers have earmarked at least one of their first-round draft picks on improving the O-Line. Iupatiâ€™s an intriguing prospect and certainly a possibility at No. 17. Though he played guard â€" and not tackle â€" at Idaho, scouts see him as more than capable of anchoring either side of the line at an OT spot. Mike Solari, an ex-Seahawks offensive line coach, joins the San Fran staff and can work with Iupati. Joe Staleyâ€™s going to start at one tackle spot in San Francisco. Iâ€™ve been saying this for weeks and Iâ€™m still very confident that Iupati â€" after a few months of on-the-job-training â€" can man the other one. If not, heâ€™ll work the interior at guard. Either way, itâ€™s a canâ€™t-lose for the 49ers at No. 17. They need upgrades at both tackle and guard.
# 49- RB Toby Gerhart- Stanford
# 79- OG/C Mike Johnson- Alabama
[ Edited by PTulini on Apr 9, 2010 at 22:58:33 ]