Ok this is the first mock I have done when it comes to trades. This was kind of difficult but bare with me. I know everyone loves a sexy mock draft but you are not going to get that from me. The Baalke drafts are always far from sexy so this is how I did it. I will try another one again before the draft but that is it.
Traded Round 1 pick (31st) to Buffalo (who was targeting Ryan Nassib with QB hungry teams lurking) for 2014 Second round pick and 6th Round pick while swapping 2013 4th round rounders (SF swaps 128th pick for Buffalo's 105th pick)
^ With this trade the 49ers are poised to have 4 picks in the first 2 rounds of the 2014 draft (kind of went with the TB and NE trade for them to grab D. Martin last year).
Traded Round 5 (164th) pick for Jacksonville's 2014 4th round pick
Traded Round 7 (237th) pick for Miami's 2014 6th round pick
Round 2 (34th pick) The San Francisco 49ers select:
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
I went with Ertz due to BPA at the spot we were sitting in. Our offense is very involved using the TE and if something were to happen to Vernon Davis it would be a nightmare if we did not have this guy. He is highly productive in the pro style offense than could transition in to our Pistol/Read option package, with terrific size at 6'6 250 LBS, as well as being an advanced route runner. The thing he WILL HAVE TO work on is his run blocking in this offense. No better coach than the man Vernon Davis himself to help him out. I was torn with this pick with a few other players as in Jesse Williams (I do not believe he leaves round 1) or Eric Reid from LSU. I just thought Ertz brings more value.
Round 2 (61) Brandon Williams, DT, Southern Missouri State
I do not know if he will fall this far but there were plenty of guys in the draft I was surprise that fell. I heard there could be a durability issue with his back but not too sure. He is a very athletic for a big man and plays with a lot of power with great effectiveness against the run, He tends to over pursue in some plays but can be coached. I think if he is there it is a no brainer.
Round 3 (74) Barrett Jones, C/G, Alabama
He is very versatile and can play anywhere on the line, Extremely intelligent and smart, battles through injuries. We know how Harbaugh likes players who can play multiple positions and with Goodwin at the end of his career I think Jones is the perfect replacement. The guy is very good at setting protection at the line.
Round 3 (93) DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
I had to get a safety and I do not know if he will be right here for sure but lets say he starts slipping but in return we get a violent collision blow up hitting FS that plays with great intensity, capable of man coving slot WR's, vocal team leader in college with a great passion for the game. Some flaws are he tends to be over aggressive in jumping routes and does not wrap up as a tackler well. All this can be coached along with maturity he can be a steal right here.
Round 4 (105) Kevin Reddick, MLB, UNC
With Grant and Goodman not signed I think MLB is a concern for depth in case we need to replace a Bowman or Willis (God forbid) due to injury. This guy is capable of stepping in and filling the role. He is very instinctive and has a great work ethic, powerfully built that brings swagger. I seen some mocks of him that say he could go from 3rd to 4th. I really like this guy though.
Round 4 (131C) Tyrann Matheiu, CB, LSU
Luxury pick... I am going to get some heat from one side and praise from another with you guys. I would like to have him but I would not take him as far as the comp pick awarded to us. Everyone knows about him and his history so I really do not need to explain much. Some people say he is over rated but I am a firm believer what I see is on the field is what you get. In his case that is PLAYS but this game is a lot faster and bigger in the pro's so we will see.
Round 5 (157) Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
Competitive after catch WR that is willing to go over the middle with good size and length. Not a very good route runner and seems to have some drops due to his smaller hands. He also seems to run tall. I think he could be valuable in the vertical game.
Round 5 (164) Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE/DT, Notre Dame
Comming off a torn MCL in his right knee this dude is a big long body DL thats 6'3 304 LB's. Very good at holding the ground and stacking the run, shows ability to stack and shed blockers that brings consistent effort. He has had two knee injuries and limited foot speed. I think it is a good value pick here.
Round 7 (227) Colby Cameron, QB, LA Tech
The guy put up great numbers 31 TD's and 5 picks. Bring him in to compete.
Round 7 (246C) Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
Provides CB and special teams depth. Tough and competitive that plays physical.
Round 7 (252) Devonte Holloman, OLB, South Carolina
Oversized SS in college that is expected to move to Strong side LB and provide special team depth.
Other prospects I liked was Duke WR Connor Vernon (5th), Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead (6th/7th), Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina (make him sit out the 2013 season on the PUP list and unleash him in 2014) (4th), DaRick Rodgers WR (late 3rd), Margus Hunt (2nd). Anyways I hope I made some sense with my picks but we all know anything is capable in the draft as far as reaches, fall backs, and trades. I get surprised every year so I am just a fan having a little fun and not many of us will get these picks right but hey this is a hard team to mock for.
[ Edited by NC49erfan82 on Mar 21, 2013 at 5:31 AM ]