Okay guys I know many of you have been losing sleep the past few weeks waiting for my first 2011 mock . Disclaimer: I'm trying to be realistic with what I believe is "possible" in our draft/offseason. I'm also aware we have several comp picks that I did not include. Not sure where there going to be so I did not include them.
QB- Donovan Mcnabb: I really could see us bringing in a veteran QB as a stop gap while we develop our long term option. I put DM here because I know he'll be available and he's well versed in the WCO.
Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska: An elite corner talent. Any Niner fan is well aware this is an area that must be addressed. Personally I don't see any QB that's worth the 7 spot. Especially with the level of DE and CB talent that will be on the board.
Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma: One of the more polished/experienced OLB's coming out. Reports say a very "blue collar" and high work ethic guy. Natural leader and team captain at Oklahoma. Experience in dropping in coverage and hard nosed. Seems in past years these OLB's drop. Would be a great 2nd rd addition that also address a need.
Andy Dalton, QB, TCU: Our project. I don't see him as a day 1 starter but given a year to learn the system and be molded by Harbaugh could really turn into something special. Mobile, accurate, and great intangibles/leadership abilities. Projects greatly as a WCO QB. Some give him a 5-7rd grade but I believe after senior bowl and combine his stock will rise. Taking him in the 3rd is decent value.
Noel Devine, RB, West Virgina: I see us in need of a scat back/return guy. Projects as a possible Sproles or Mccluster type player. Last year was graded much higher but due to injuries and drop in production stock has gone down. At this point its reasonable to suspect he could be here in the 4th.
Cedric Thornton, DE, Central Arkansas: Sleeper pick. Has all the size, strength, and ability your looking for. Small school guy who dominated his competition. I also don't think it's a bad idea to have a guy to develop on our DL. Could be special opposite of Smith.
Justin Boren, G, Ohio State: Depth/project.
Anthony Gray, NT, Southern Miss: Depth/project.
Feedback?? Let me know how much you hate these picks.
[ Edited by mavfd9er on Jan 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM ]