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Geek's Final Mock Plan

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NFL Draft -

Trade: 49ers trade 1st round pick for Browns 2nd and 4th round draft picks. Point value is even.

Why for the Browns? After addressing the RB and WR positions with their first two picks, they now need to protect McCoy by trading up to select Mike Adams - OT - Ohio State. They have an extra 4th round pick via the Falcons trade, so they have ammo to move up.

Why for the 49ers? Baalke determines that he can trade back and still get first round value BPA pick.

R2: Kevin Zeitler - OG - Wisconsin (via Browns)
*With this pick, we immediately address the RG void, and Kilgore becomes the successor to Goodwin at center. He's good value in this range, and we draft a guy that will immediately start - not a Kentwan Balmer developmental pick.

R2: Jared Crick - DT/DE - Nebraska
*Other D-line prospects and Crick's injury pushes him down to the end of the second round. Outside of our starters, we have no playmakers in a situational/reserve role. Crick can spell McDonald and Smith on a rotational basis, and provides a security blanket if McDonald gets injured.

R3: Michael Egnew - TE - Missouri
*Moss, Davis, and now Egnew provides solid BIG weapons for Alex to utilize on 3rd downs and goal line situations. Egnew has great route running skills for a TE and has great hands. Not much of a blocker, but Harbaugh loves using extra OL in this capacity instead.

R4: Aaron Henry - FS - Wisconsin (via Browns)
*Henry is a good, not great safety prospect that will provide depth and possible replacement for Dashon Goldson. Due to the draft talent in the secondary, there's a good chance he'll slip to this spot in the early fourth.

R4: Chase Minnifield - CB - Virginia
*Once a 2nd round prospect, Minnifield's stock has dropped due to poor combine and pro day numbers, along with measuring in at 5-10. But the game tape doesn't lie. Fantastic value in the fourth round as a possible replacement for T.Brown if he's not resigned. Also provides additional depth if Culliver moves to free safety should Goldson bolt in 2013.

R5: Jacquies Smith - DE/OLB - Missouri
*With Haralson in his last contract year, we need to add depth at the position. While Jacquies is not on the same tier as Aldon Smith, Jacquies had some talent to develop into a role player on this team. Plus, we need to add another Smith to the roster.

R6: Chris Owusu - WR - Stanford
*I think the 49ers are locked with Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, and Ginn as the 4 active WRs on gameday. Owusu would provide great competition for Williams, as Owusu has underrated speed and hands. I don't believe in drafting a WR in the first 4 rounds if they aren't going to even be active on game day. Worst case: Owusu ends up on the practice squad...which may be the best thing for him due to his concussion issues.

R7: Landon Walker - OT - Clemson
*Competition with Derek Hall and others for the final offensive line spot. Walker is solely a RT with potential to play guard.

Depth Chart:

QB: Smith/Kaepernick/Johnson
RB: Gore/Hunter/Jacobs*/Cartwright*
FB: Miller
TE: Davis/Walker/Egnew*

WR: Crabtree/Owusu*
WR: Moss*/Ginn
WR: Manningham*

LT: Staley/Boone
LG: Iupati/Person
C: Goodwin/Kilgore
RG: Zietler*
RT: Davis/Walker*

LE: Smith/Crick*
NT: Sopoaga/RJF/Williams
RE: McDonald/Tukufu

OLB: Smith/Haralson
ILB: Willis/Grant
ILB: Bowman/Gooden
OLB: Brooks/Smith*

CB: Rogers/Culliver/Cox*
CB: Brown/Minnifield*
FS: Goldson/Henry*
SS: Whitner/Spillman/Jones

ST: Akers, Lee, Jennings
I like the trade, but I think we need a WR early. Randy Moss has not done anything with his last two teams. I'm not counting on Moss to give us too much, if he does its like icing on the cake.
Originally posted by TXNinerFan52:
I like the trade, but I think we need a WR early. Randy Moss has not done anything with his last two teams. I'm not counting on Moss to give us too much, if he does its like icing on the cake.

This. I really like the trade and appreciate you giving reasons why each team would make it (others making mocks should take note). However, much to the dismay of some Zoners, I am believer that Baalke's strategy will be to trade-up and get his guy, as opposed to trading down to pick-up more picks. The talent on this roster (and his prior moves with Kaep and Anthony Davis) seem to indicate this.

Also,I agree with TXNiner that we need to go WR somewhere with the first two picks. I am withholding judgement on Moss since I have no idea how will do. But I do know it traditionally take a couple years to break a WR in. Thus, even if Moss performs, it would behoove us to grab a good WR this draft.
[ Edited by YouGotGored on Apr 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM ]
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I agree about a receiver earlier. I don't trust Moss and I think we can get a good one in the second round. But I agree with your reasoning for getting Crick.
Originally posted by TXNinerFan52:
I like the trade, but I think we need a WR early. Randy Moss has not done anything with his last two teams. I'm not counting on Moss to give us too much, if he does its like icing on the cake.

I don't think we need a WR early. We don't know how Tue roster is going to shake out after 2013
Put Streeter or McNutt in the place of Minniefield and you have a winner. Like the trade down and the addition of depth up and down the roster.
Looks like a solid, not flashy, plan. I Like it and would not be upset if this is how things shake out. Nice job!
I don't know what Baalke and the coaches are thinking and what we need, but I like Dobbs. I suppose some feel because he is not a third round pick or higher, that he will never amount to a starter, but I think he did well for an UDFA with no training camp and will contribute greatly with a year under his belt and a full camp this year. He will only get bigger and stronger. So that is why I don't see a need for a DE.

Dobbs actually did better than Ian Williams but you have him off the team and the niners letting go Dobbs when Dobbs was on the active roster more often than Ian was.

I guess I see things different in that we need to rectify with more offense so if we trade back I'd pick up a wide receiver with the 2nd #2 and with the next two picks getting turbin and egnew. Anything left in draft picks would then go defense. Though I know that in reality a Def. pick will rear its head within the first four picks
I like the trade plan, it makes a lot of sense. I was with you with the WR in the sixth until you mentioned he had concusion issues......

I would like to see the 9ers pick up WR Joe Adams from AR if he is still around in the 4th. He is a threat at PR / KR; I'm sure he'll be gone by the 3rd or 4th.
Originally posted by kemp_j:
I like the trade plan, it makes a lot of sense. I was with you with the WR in the sixth until you mentioned he had concusion issues......

I would like to see the 9ers pick up WR Joe Adams from AR if he is still around in the 4th. He is a threat at PR / KR; I'm sure he'll be gone by the 3rd or 4th.

I would like to pick up Ryan Broyles in the later rounds. He was a top 50 pick before he injured his knee, but drops a lot a because of it. He could be a real steal here and bring return value too.
Originally posted by stever:
Originally posted by kemp_j:
I like the trade plan, it makes a lot of sense. I was with you with the WR in the sixth until you mentioned he had concusion issues......

I would like to see the 9ers pick up WR Joe Adams from AR if he is still around in the 4th. He is a threat at PR / KR; I'm sure he'll be gone by the 3rd or 4th.

I would like to pick up Ryan Broyles in the later rounds. He was a top 50 pick before he injured his knee, but drops a lot a because of it. He could be a real steal here and bring return value too.

I did some research because I hadn't heard of him, but from what I read sounds like he could be a value pick in the later rounds as well.
Hopefully he will bounce back from the torn ACL injury.......
i agree with everyone else that we need to draft a WR earlier. you pointed out that a rookie WR may not be active on gamedays, which could be true. but with what happened last year with injuries, i think harbaugh wants solid depth, plus we r not sure what moss can bring. getting a guy like streeter, mcnutt, adams or some other WR in rounds 2-4 would really help now and the future at the position.

i also like your trade and think it is very realistic that the browns would do that. and overall i like the draft, you cover every need. nice work!
Solid mock. Trade down is very realistic.

Really like both the 2nd round picks. I hope we can get Crick to be the heir apparant to Justin.

Egnew would flourish in a Harbaugh Offense.

I'd go Streeter or McNutt. Frankly, I wish we could get both of them BUT it wouldn't be practical.

Like the rest except for Owusu. Concussions are becoming an epic fail for players. Maybe Michael Calvin as another receiver.
Originally posted by stever:
Originally posted by kemp_j:
I like the trade plan, it makes a lot of sense. I was with you with the WR in the sixth until you mentioned he had concusion issues......

I would like to see the 9ers pick up WR Joe Adams from AR if he is still around in the 4th. He is a threat at PR / KR; I'm sure he'll be gone by the 3rd or 4th.

I would like to pick up Ryan Broyles in the later rounds. He was a top 50 pick before he injured his knee, but drops a lot a because of it. He could be a real steal here and bring return value too.

Adams will go as early as 4th and as late as early 6th according to projections. T.Y Hilton is another guy with crazy talent as well.
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Love the additions to the secondary and Crick, would've loved to draft a WR earlier but overall solid draft.
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