Getting in on the fun and creating my own mock draft. I feel that safety is our biggest need, so I found myself gravitating towards Kenny Vacarro. But to get Vacarro, I feel we have to jump up to get him. I also feel that on day one of the draft, the QB's will go higher than they should and that will leave a team wanting to get back into the bottom of the first round in order to secure their QB. Buffalo is the needy team in my scenario trying to jump ahead of the Jaguars.
I also predict the 49ers will sign Awesomewah, so no CB taken in this draft.
49ers trade #34 and #61 to Chicago for #20. (852 pts to 850)
#20: Kenny Vacarro, S
I do NOT want to have Dahl win a starting job as our FS! Vacarro is the best safety and will compete with a possible free agent (Woodson?)
49ers trade #31 to the Bills for #41, #143, and a 3rd round pick in 2014. (600 pts to 614.5, 3rd rounder valued at half for 90 pts)
#41: Zach Ertz, TE
Walker's replacement but a much better pass catcher. TE is a big need in this offense and Walker was a big part of it, we need someone to come fill that void immediately.
49ers trade #74, #93, and # 237 to Green Bay for pick #55 (349.7 pts to 350).
#55: Margus Hunt, DE
Hunt comes in and learns from the best and provides immediately to the rotation and keeps Smith fresh. I really like this guy and want him on the 49ers. I wasn't excited about taking him with a 1st or high 2nd pick, but at #55, this is great value for the risk/reward.
49ers trade #157 and # 180 to Green Bay for pick #122 (50 pts to 50).
#122: William Gholston, DE
49ers need rotation for MacDonald as well. Gholston can compete with Hunt and Dobbs for a spot on the line.
#128: Cornelius Washington, OLB/DE
Maddog's player, provides relief for Aldon and Brooks.
#131: Marcus Lattimore, RB
Gore part 2? I hope so!
#143: Bacarri Rambo, S
Too talented of a player to pass at this position. He will learn under Whitner and be his replacement in 2014.
#164: Ace Sanders, WR/PR/KR
Replaces Ted Ginn
#222: Braxton Cave, C
#246: Dustin Hopkins, K
#252: Jason Weaver, OT
There it is. I debated on going with Xavier Rhodes in the first and then getting a safety like Reid, Cyprien or Thomas later, but I just liked Vacarro more.
Let me know what you think. I know it's a lot of trades, but I did it for fun with the thought that we are not going to draft 14 players.