Trade #7 and # 115 to NE for #17 and #28.
Package our two 7th rounders for a 6th next year.
#17- G, Mike Pouncey, Florida –
Love the pedigree. 49ers solidify the guard position for the next decade; boast the best young offensive line in football. Bye Chilo.
#28- CB, Jimmy Smith, Colorado –
Take a chance on him. Most upside of any corner in the draft.
#45 – OLB, Akeem Ayers, UCLA –
Might be gone by here, but who knows. We get our OLB edge rusher. If not him, then maybe reach/trade down for Chris Carter. Or
OLB, Brooks Reed, Arizona – Kind of an all arounder, without a quick first step, but a hard worker.
#76 – QB, Ricky Stanzi, Iowa –
PFW has him as the third ranked QB. Decent arm strength. Smart. More of a mental project than a physical one for Harbaugh. I like spending a third on a QB rather than a 2nd/late 1st. Its less of a commitment, he'll have less pressure, and We could still go in another direction if something amazing comes along.
# 108 – NT, Kendrick Ellis, Hampton –
Might fall because of character concerns. Huge upside again.
#141 – FB, Owen Marecic, Stanford –
A popular pick by many. Prototypical FB, great blocker… not much of a rushing threat though. With four FB's all around the same draft position, he could be around here.
# 174 – RB, Noel Devine, West Virginia –
Guys stock has fallen so much. Might be around here. Finally get a change of pace back.
#190 – ORT, Carl Johnson, Florida –
More character concerns, but comes in with Pouncey. Project backup, with Staley’s injury concerns. I dunno, I always have faith in guys like Harbaugh to mitigate character concerns.
#238 (comp) CB, Richard Sherman, Stanford – Raw, with a big ego. Converted WR. Upside.
#249 (comp) ILB - Derrell Smith, Syracuse - switched to linebacker after two years of playing RB, DE and OLB... still raw.
[ Edited by northvan49erman on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:21:55 ]