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projecting players who fit niners defensive schemes

the new PFW draft mag notes Niners play a 3-4 base defense, and a zone pass coverage...

Niners having signed Ahmad Brooks and going on record as promoting aldon smith as a starter, may look at the following OLBs who fit a 3-4 scheme are listed as follows...

ROLB ...................................................................................................................................................................LOLB
andre branch .........................................................................................................................................................kyle wilbur
ronell lewis............................................................................................................................................................ brett roy
brandon lindsay .....................................................................................................................................................miles burris
darius fleming ........................................................................................................................................................olivier vernon
shea mcclellin
adrian hamilton
sammy brown
josh kaddu
nick perry
jacques smith
jonathan massequoi
mychal kendricks (combine standout who more likely plays ilb in nfl)

5 technique 3-4 ends are lsited as... ...................................................................................3-4 nose teckles are

tyrone crawford ........................................................................................................................dontari poe
chandler jones ........................................................................................................................nicholas jean baptiste
trevor guyton ..........................................................................................................................hebron fangupo
akiem hicks (also listed as a nt fit).............................................................................................josh chapman
chase alexcih......................................................................................................................... alamada tamuu
tony jerrod eddie
matt conrath
kheeston rnadall
james brooks
michael brockers (likely gone by niners #30 pick)
quentin coples--see brockers above

as for the cronerback position, another one Niners will likely be emphasizing in draft, corners who would fit in a primarily zonecoverage scheme are listed as ...

stephon gilmore
josh norman
casey hayward
ryan steed
omar bolden
dwight bentley
leonard johnson
keith tandy
cordyell judie
jamell fleming
chase minnifield
donnie fletcher
robert blanton
antonio fenelus
danton lynn (son of former niners rb anthony lynn)
terrence frederick
antwann reed
coty sensabaugh

zone cornerbacks who can also cover slot receivers were listed as

stephon gilmore
alonzo dennard
brandon boykin
shaun prater
mike harris
asa jackson

these guys might be more attractive to niners if they lose carlos rogers, who would cover opposing slot recivers for niners

hopefully this helps in making your niners mock drafts
[ Edited by hofer36 on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM ]
I didn't see Kendall Reyes on you DE list.
Soap is on the last year of his contract. Justin Smith is getting up in age. And Justin Smith and Ray McDonald played a lot of downs last year.


In the first, there will be some very good DL prospects some of which may still be on the board:
Jerel Worthy
Fletcher Cox
Kendall Reyes
Brandon Thompson

If none of the WRs fall to #30, BPA is probably one of the above in a deep DL class in this year's draft. If Stephen Hill or Kendall Wright fall to #30, than we could look at these DLs at #62:
Billy Winn
Josh Chapman NT
Originally posted by GorefullBore:
I didn't see Kendall Reyes on you DE list.

it is really pro football weekly list, compiled from their ratings at least...and they view reyes as 1 3 technique def tackle....which raises a question, do you take a guy who isnt necessarily projected to fit in your scheme, if you feel his skills and aptitude can make the transition.....in reyes case, do you take him and try to make him a 5 technique def end, or do you take a guy like crawford or guyton who are seen as good fits as 5 technique 3-4 def ends
PFW is a joke. The 49ers probably played the most man-under out of any 3-4 team this past season.
Originally posted by JimmyMcnulty:
PFW is a joke. The 49ers probably played the most man-under out of any 3-4 team this past season.


This.
The best value pick at CB/KR is Laron Scott form Georgia Southern University. He will give you the best value for your money. Watch the tape vs the Alabama Game and you will see for yourself!



Laron Scott, Georgia Southern, KR/DB, Pocket sized Ball of Fire by Damond Talbot on Mar 3, 2012 11:43 PM EST in 2012 NFL Draft 5 comments Email Print More photos »">Mike Zarrilli - Getty ImagesMore photos »Laron Scott, DB/KR, burned the sidelines up against Alabama this year, and is often forgotten, but why is he always being looked over? Is it his height? Laron Scott, made a major impression this year in the Southern Conference of the FCS. Laron Scott sits at just about 5'9 and 179 pounds, but he is often forgot about. Laron Scott is not just a defensive back, he is one of the most explosive kick returners in the NCAA, this year, averaging 31 yards a return. Laron Scott exploded for 2 touchdowns on kick returns and his biggest one came when he did it against Alabama this year. Laron Scott 95 Yard Kickoff Return for a TD (via redkees5)I was able to watch several games this year on Laron Scott, but what impresses me the most about Laron Scott is not just his return ability. Everyone is talking about guys in the SoCon division like Ryan Steed of Furman and Corey White of Samford, but why not talk about Laron Scott of Georgia Southern especially as a defensive back? Let's break them down and see the differences, between the three of them, to see who can bring more to your team, stats wise, we all know that Ryan Steed is a freak of an athlete, and Corey White did a great job at the Combine, but let's just compare the three to see what they have differently over last year.Corey White - Samford - Had 5 Pass Break Ups, 4 Interceptions, 58 tackles and 2 forced fumbles, 1 TDRyan Steed - Furman - Had 4 Pass Break Ups, 4 Interceptions, 46 tackles Laron Scott - Had 18 Pass Break Ups, 3 Interceptions, 53 tackles, and 1040 Kick Return Yards with 2 touchdownsI understand that Laron Scott, is smaller, and might have better production, but what does that mean? I will tell you what it means, he is much better at coverage then what people are giving him credit for. He is a dual threat, and is not being talked about the way he should. You should check out more on this kid, because he has had more production then any Kick Returner in NCAA, over the past couple years, and is one of the main reason that Georgia Southern made it to the Championship this year and won it.