No Brainer here IF he comes out. Plug him in and call it a day!
2. Det--Peterson, CA
CB is a top need and he fills that need completely plus gives great value as a returner as well.
3. Cin--AJ Green, WR
I think that one of the two WRs will be gone and I say it's TO. They keep Palmer and bring him a new #1.
4. Buf--Fairly, DT/NT
It was either he or Mallett, but their need at QB can't outweigh its value and the value is not here with Mallett. Instead, there's a need on the DL. They keep Fitz and believe they can get a QB to mold in the later rounds.
5. AZ--Mallett, QB
They can't believe that Mallett dropped to them and they are willing to reach a bit for him. They prime him to start as a rookie. After all, Bradford did it.
6. Den--Amukamara, CB
They need so much, but they take the CB to succeed Baily who's a FA next season and they have Dummerville coming back so now Bowers.
7. SF--Bowers, DE
Yes, Newton is there, but Bowers is clearly BPA and drops a bit because of medical concerns. He will be the new piece to our new 4-3 D. He and Justin Smith will cause havoc next year on the front end allowing our young LBs in Bowman and Willis to roam and tackle while taking the pressure off of our secondary.
8. Dal--Dareus, DE/DT
They need another DL for there D and he's versatile at that.
9. Was--Quinn, DE
BPA They pair him up with Orakpo to provide one of the best youngest pass rushing tandems in the league. I just don't think they will reach for Locker here. They may trade down.
10. Ten--Newton, QB
11. Min--Jenkins, CB
They need CB help badly and I expect Jenkins to jump all the way here after his Bowls and Combine.
12. Hou--Clayborn, DE/DT
Since Min took their CB they wanted, they take Clayborn to provide a disrupter on the DL who can play inside or out.
13. Cle--Jones, WR
They get their #1 WR for McCoy and Co.
14. Sea--Kerrigan, DE
Man, they need a pass rusher badly and no CB is worth it here. They thought about Locker, but went with BPA.
15. Stl--Blackmon, WR
I see him flying up the boards after Bowls and combine, too. They need a sure handed #1 WR to pair with Bradford. They get their man here.
16. SD--Ayers, DE/OLB
They need to address their pass rushers as both English and Merriman haven't gotten it done. Merriman is already out so this become a huge need. I can see them maybe going after Solder, the OT, but I think Ayers is the BPA at this point.
So there you have it. I think Bowers dropping and Blackmon and Jenkins rising as the big question marks here. Maybe Mallett and Newton going so soon too.
That's why they're mocks!
Now for the Niners 2011 draft:
Rd 1--Bowers, DE--Cornerstone for new 4-3 D!
Rd 2--Dowling, CB--A 1st Rd talent dropped to second!
Rd 3--Stanzi, QB--Time to groom a fresh one for WCO.
Rd 4--Gilchrist, CB--Need more young CB bodies to replace Will James and Paymah
Rd 5--Jenkins, DT--Need more fatties as we will lose McD and Evans on that line.
Rd 6--Marecic, FB--Can catch and will play STs.
Rd 7--Forbath, K--Time for new blood to compete with Nedney
Of course, this is w/o addressing the FA where someone like Woodley, McNabb, etc can change how we draft. Also scheme is definitely up in the air.
Eh, it's a mock.
[ Edited by ninertico on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:04 AM ]