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Phoenix49ers Mock Draft v3.0

I'm also really high on these two receivers, if you haven't noticed.

Swope is a someone that won't be a star #1 WR or anything, but he'll make a very damn good complementary receiver, his understanding of football and reading defenses is outstanding, he's a guy that Kaepernick could look to to bail him out, if Crabtree is covered....etc. He's a natural playmaker, wins matchups with his quickness and makes himself a nuisance for opposing defenses. To me, he's the ideal #3 WR. Put him in the slot and let him wreak havoc all over the field. He's fearless, will go over the middle, can take a big hit and still hold on to the ball, can't really say enough good stuff about him, and then there's this guy....

Patton to me is a potential #1 WR in the NFL. He's got everything you want in a top WR, he's not the fastest guy, but has the quickness and acceleration to create separation, has reliable hands, runs excellent routes, is a good leaper, able to get up and outjump others for a high pass, totally sells the route when the ball is going elsewhere, and he isn't just a willing blocker, he's a very enthusiastic blocker. He's not 6'4", nor does he run a 4.35 40, but he's basically the total package as far as WR's go. Additionally he's got good leadership ability, very good character and has a nifty story, a guy who has struggled and then succeeded at every single level. Struggled to make his high-school team, succeeded, dominated, still drew no interest from big colleges, went to junior college, worked his ass off, dominated at that level, went to Louisiana Tech, worked his ass off, dominated at that level as well.

By all accounts, Patton's the kind of guy that if Jerry Rice invited him to go run hills, Patton would be there the next day, an hour early, waiting for Jerry to show up.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I'm also really high on these two receivers, if you haven't noticed.

Swope is a someone that won't be a star #1 WR or anything, but he'll make a very damn good complementary receiver, his understanding of football and reading defenses is outstanding, he's a guy that Kaepernick could look to to bail him out, if Crabtree is covered....etc. He's a natural playmaker, wins matchups with his quickness and makes himself a nuisance for opposing defenses. To me, he's the ideal #3 WR. Put him in the slot and let him wreak havoc all over the field. He's fearless, will go over the middle, can take a big hit and still hold on to the ball, can't really say enough good stuff about him, and then there's this guy....

Patton to me is a potential #1 WR in the NFL. He's got everything you want in a top WR, he's not the fastest guy, but has the quickness and acceleration to create separation, has reliable hands, runs excellent routes, is a good leaper, able to get up and outjump others for a high pass, totally sells the route when the ball is going elsewhere, and he isn't just a willing blocker, he's a very enthusiastic blocker. He's not 6'4", nor does he run a 4.35 40, but he's basically the total package as far as WR's go. Additionally he's got good leadership ability, very good character and has a nifty story, a guy who has struggled and then succeeded at every single level. Struggled to make his high-school team, succeeded, dominated, still drew no interest from big colleges, went to junior college, worked his ass off, dominated at that level, went to Louisiana Tech, worked his ass off, dominated at that level as well.

By all accounts, Patton's the kind of guy that if Jerry Rice invited him to go run hills, Patton would be there the next day, an hour early, waiting for Jerry to show up.

I agree with you about what you said about NT being the biggest possible upgrade for us on the current roster. I think NT is #1 priority.

I would however like to see DE addressed before OLB, and i would probably look to target one in the second. We have Haralson hopefully coming back healthy next year, and i feel he is highly underrated and we really missed him this year. If we target OLB i would look to do it in later rounds. If hunt is still available in the early second i would pull the trigger to move up, but in the first if one of the top three NT's are available i would take the NT over DE.

I Like swope alot as well, nut currently i dont see where he fits in. I mean im sure he would contribute because he is a gamer, but with Jenkins supposed to be able to play the slot, and KW hopefully coming back healthy, i think it may be a bit overkill to bring in swopes, especially bringing in another slot WR in the third. If we did ant to bring in another slot WR i would personally look at a guy like Luke Tasker- Cornell- WR- 5-11, 190, SR in the 5/6 round. I really like swope, but i just feel we have mor pressing needs that early in the draft. IMO we need someone that can fill out for Manningham who cant seem to stay healthy, and Moss who if hes back, doesnt have much left in the tank IMO.

I personally really like Jordan Mathews- WR- Vanderbilt- 6-3, 205, JR, and Aaron Mellette-Elon-WR- 6-4, 218, rSR in the mid rounds to fill that manningham/moss role in the future. I think Mathews still has alot of upside and room to develope, and Mellette is kind of a boom or bust, but if he is legit, watch out, the guy could be a redzone monster. Both have really strong hands and can stretch the feild and make big sideline catches if necissary.

Im curious how you feel we should or will address the TE position?
Jermichael finley!
My deep and abiding man crush on swope is well documented...so you wont get any guff from me there. TE really is where your draft is hurting, not sure we could afford Finley once we pay Goldson, and I am doubly not sure he is worth what he will ask for.