Trade: Alex Smith to Cleveland for 3rd and 6th round picks.
Trade: 1st rounder #31, 2nd rounder #63, 3rd rounder #95, two 6th rounders, and a 7th rounder in 2013 and a 1st in 2014 to Oakland for #3 overall.
Trade #74(from Car) to Det for 5th in 2013 and a 2nd in 2014.
1st-#3(Oak) Star Lotulelei DT, Utah- The best player in this draft. He is a dominant Nose Tackle and could be like Suh on rush downs. So strong with superior athleticisim for someone his size. He is a run stuffer and an above average pass rusher with the ability to be All Pro. He could eventually play end for Justin Smith too. If I'm looking at the one better team than us last year, and I'm asking myself what they have that we don't? It's Haloti Ngata. Well this is Haloti Ngata 2.0. And believe me all that talk of him only playing when wants to, will be gone as soon as sees what defense he'll be on. Oakland will gladly make this trade as they need qualtiy over quantity at this point, and getting 7 picks in return is what they need, getting a dominant stater on the d-line is what we need.
3rd#68(Clev) Travis Frederick C, Wisc -This guy is the next mammoth for our bruising o-line. I don't know why people are saying he can't play C in this league. He was a great center for an o-line factory last year at Wisconsin. And before that he was a very solid guard. He is also a hell of a team player. He has the size and run blocking skills our team covets and would ideally take over next year and learn from Goodwin this year. Our O-line is the strength of our team and we need to make sure it stays that way.
3rd-(comp) Jamie Collins- OLB USM- A DII Prospect that converted from the secondary and into a pass rushing role. A very explosive player off the ball and has the talent to get better. Could definitely be an option on pass rushing downs. I think he can make a superb special teams player for us at the beginning of his career.
4th- Chris Faulk OT LSU- This kid has all the potential in the world. He sustained an injury but is reported to be ahead of schedule. One thing that scared the crap out of me was if something had happened to our OTs this season. Faulk will be are swing tackle and jumbo formation replacement for L.Davis. I will be able to breathe easier with this pick.
5th-(Indy) Dustin Hopkins K FSU- Yes the all time leading scorer in DI history. This kid has a tremendous leg and this draft would not be complete if he was not on our team. He can absolutely blast kickoffs. Hopkins will be a great kicker for us and the need for the position to be filled couldn't be higher.
5th-Marcus Davis WR, VTech- This kid has all the tools in the world. However he has been thought to be disinterested or not giving full effort at all times. Remind you of someone a little. However he has the size and ball skills that are similar to Dez Bryant. He could be a red zone machine and a mad blocker for us on the outside if motivated. I am very confident in our staff to bring players up to their potential.
6th-Brad Sorenson QB Southern Utah- I have full confidence in Harbaugh to turn myself into a starting NFL qb, let alone a kid with actual tools like Sorensen. He went up against very light competition, but as long as the tools are there and the mindset of the qb to want to get better. He could easily challenge for the #2 spot even this year.
7th- Cory Grissom- DT/DE, USF- This guy has the size and that has been a commmon thing throughout this draft, as I feel we need to get back to being the most physical team in the game on both sides of the ball.
7th(comp) Sanders Commings CB, Georgia- Another CB with good size and played against alot of good teams. Could fight for a spot on special teams.
7th(comp) Micheal Ford RB, LSU- The big back we could use for camp. Always could use someone to push our starters and he could suprise? You never know.
This has been the second of what will be five mock drafts, but I dont think any will top this one. Getting the best player in the draft and still having more than seven picks in this draft is insane. This is how the rich get richer. The loss of a first rounder in 2014 is not as bad with an extra second coming back. Getting 4 future starters and much needed depth is making me like this trade up more and more. I know everyone is going to be saying we are trading away too many picks, but all those picks will not make the team. Now getting a STAR in this draft is what we need.