With 3/4 of the season done and the bowl season approaching, here's my first shot at the Niners draft next year. This draft is based on the Niners draft positioning as of today and the CBS Sports Prospect rankings. Here are some basic assumptions to about who stays and who goes prior to the draft:
Round 1 Jesse Williams NT Alabama 6'3" 320 lbs- (move up with Carolina's 3rd round pick into the twenties) new NT to rotate with RJF with Soap gone.
Round 2 Anthony Barr OLB UCLA - 6'3" 238 lbs - late rising prospect who can rush the passer, drop into coverage or play the run.
Round 3 Logan Ryan CB Rutgers - 6'0" 190 lbs - never can have too many CB's in the NFL.
Round 4 Christine Michael RB Texas A&M 5'11" 220 lbs - Gore type RB to add depth.
Round 5 Rick Wagner OT Wisconsin 6'8" 318 lbs - replaced Gabe Carimi as the Wisconsin starter when he graduated; experience at RT and LT (from Colts)
Round 5 Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern St 6'2 328 lbs - depth for D line; small school stud prospect
Round 6 Marcus Davis WR VA Tech 6'4" 232 lbs - developmental big WR (from Dolphins)
Round 6 Brad Sorensen QB Southern Utah 6'4" 235 lbs - 3rd QB prospect
Round 7 Quinn Sharp K Oklahoma St - See you later Akers; can also punt and handle kickoffs (from Dolphins)
Round 7 Bruce Taylor ILB VA Tech 6'2" 244 lbs - depth behind our studs (from Bengals)
Round 7 Jon Boyett FS Oregon 5'10" 205 lbs - safety and ST