49ers have 3 major needs IMO - RT, pass-rush, and secondary help. G is also a concern since neither Chilo nor Baas showed enough last season to feel comfortable. The team is ready to take over the West if are able to protect our QB and put constant pressure on other QBs in our division. We are likely to face 2 young QBs in our division and one old Hasselbeck - so pass rush will be a big key. Here's my latest mock - critics are always welcome.
(2) 13th - trade down - Dez Bryant is still available, and with Seattle, Giants, and Titans coming up - it's hard to imagine Bryant will last long. Cowboys in need of a WR badly, trade up, giving up 27th and 59th overall pick.
(1) 17th - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers - I'm not a big fan of Davis, but I've a feeling Singletary is. Singletary may feel that he can motivate and nudge him in the right direction to get the most out of Davis. There is no denying that Davis is likely the most talented OT in this class and one with the highest ceiling. 17th pick is just low enough to take a risk.
(1) 27th - Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU - Hughes size and speed combination makes him an intriguing prospect for a 3-4 defense. With Manny Lawson in the last year of his contract, and Brooks still has to prove that he can be productive for 16 games, it makes sense to invest in a pure pass-rusher like Hughes.
(2) 49th - Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech - I really like Burnett, he can play either safety position. Excellent in coverage and has very good ball skills, and is a big hitter. Him and Goldson will make one hell of a tandem and terrorize receivers coming over the middle for years.
(2) 59th - Jon Asamoah, OG, Illinois - With Davis and Asamoah, we can finally fill all the holes on our OL. He is strong enough to take Dlinemen one-on-one and take 'em out of the play. Quick and agile to pull and trap. A complete OG who has great understanding of leverage at LOS. Can start right away.
(3) 79th - Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB/KR, Indiana (PA) - He has the potential to be a decent starting CB in NFL and is one of the best returners in this year's class. He can return kicks and fill in as a dime CB for first couple years.
(4) 101st - (trade up) - Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida 49ers give up (4) 113th and (5) 145th pick to move up to nab Brandon Spikes who is available on day 3. Spikes after running a very slow 40 is strictly a 3-4 ILB. He will back up his cousin Takeo who will mentor him and get him ready for 2011 season.
(6) 182nd - Deji Karim, RB, Southern Illinois - Had a 43in vertical and ran a 4.4 40 on his pro-day. Has lot of potential and a good prospect who can bring different dimension on Sundays to our running attack.
(6) 206th - Aleric Mullins, DT, North Carolina - Mullins is very raw and will need some time to play on Sundays. He has all the physical ability in the World. At this point, a low risk pick who can some day become a starter or can rotational player at NT.
(7) 224th - Nate Byham, TE, Pittsburgh - Niners are always lookin' for a good blocking TE. Byham blocks well and is a durable hard working player.
QB - Smith, Carr, Davis
RB - Gore, Coffee, Robinson, Deji Karim
WR - Crabtree, Morgan, Hill, Jones,
OT - Staley, Anthony Davis, Sims, Snyder
OG - Baas, Rachal, Jon Asamoah, Wragge
C - Heitmann, Wallace
TE - Davis, Walker, Nate Byham
DT - Franklin, Aleric Mullins
DE - Sopoaga, Balmer, J.Smith, McDonald
ILB - Willis, Spikes, McKillop, Brandon Spikes, Wilhelm
OLB - Brooks, Jerry Hughes, Lawson, Haralson, Briggs
CB - Clements, Spencer, Brown, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Paymah
S - Goldson, M.Lewis, Morgan Burnett, R.Smith
Your thoughts and opinions?
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:14 AM ]