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Beasts & Freaks Mock

Concept: Harbaugh has shown ability to coach up athletic freaks (Kaepernick, A Smith), which emboldens Baalke to roll the dice in this draft, pick some beasts.

Next free agent signings: Nnamdi Asomugha CB and Tyler Thigpen QB

Trades:
send #s 34 and 61 to Miami for #s 42 and 54. (852 to 840 pts. )
trade #s 93 and 128 to Minnesota for #83 (172 to 175 pts.)
trade #s 227 and 237 plus a 6th round in 2014 for Indianapolis #192

(note: "avg" after player means average placement on Big Boards of Scott Wright, MadDog, CBS and Walter Football)

1. (#31) Jesse Williams DT 6'4" 323. 4.92 (avg 41) A "Monster" in the middle or 3-4 DE hybrid

2a. (#42) Eric Reid S 6'1" 213, 4.53 (avg 49) We don't need a Whitner clone like Elam, but safety with more range and size; could also play SS.

2b. (#54) Margus Hunt DE 6'8" 277 4.60 (avg 50) Estonian version of The Mad Stork; raw as sashimi, though.

3a. (#74) Jamie Collins OLB 6'4" 250, 4.64 (avg 77) Very athletic, back up Brooks and A Smith, could play some ILB.

3b. (#83) Markus Wheaton WR 5'11" 190 4.45 (avg 81) Speedy slot guy, could play outside.

4. (#131) Brandon McGee CB 5'11" 193, 4.40 (avg 154) Quick corner.

5a. (#157) Zac Dysert QB 6'3" 228, 4.85 (avg 161) Developmental prospect, smart.

5b. (#164) Knile Davis RB 6'0" 227 4.37 (avg 177) Crazy fast and big. Worth a shot.

6a. (#180) Braxton Cave C 6'3" 303, 5.33 (avg 202) Need depth here, someone to develop.

6b. (#192) Kwame Geathers DT 6'6" 342, 5.44 (avg 194) Depth at NT.

7a. (#237) Tommy Bohanon FB, 6'1" 246, 4.88 (avg. 222) Wake Forest guys are smart.

7b. (#246) Lucas Reed TE New Mexico 6'6" 247, 4.67 (avg 297) Under-utilized in college, but could be next Delanie; brother of Brooks Reed.
In my opinion, apparently shared by no one else on the WZ, Baalke will not be so one-sided with defensive picks at the top of the draft. First four? Only TE in the 7th round?
Since we got somewhat torched for 31, 24, 34 in playoffs and lost Goldson, Soap and RJF, and have developmental prospects on offense, I'm guessing this will be a defensive draft at the top. Regarding tight end, I think Bouldin might end up playing a Delanie-style role at times, plus we have maybe the best tight end in the league.
Not bad. Like Eric Reid
Interesting.

If Hunt could become a "Mad Stork" we's be in fine shape.

In 1975, Raiders switched to a 3–4 defense. Hendricks played the weakside linebacker and made 57 tackles, 6 sacks, knocked down 5 passes while picking off one and blocking 2 punts.

In 1977 Hendricks moved to the strong-side linebacker and made 56 tackles, 2 sacks and knocked down 4 passes. In 1978 Hendricks recorded a stellar season with 78 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 interceptions, 8 passes defensed and 2 fumble recoveries.

Really like the Reid and Collins picks.
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
In my opinion, apparently shared by no one else on the WZ, Baalke will not be so one-sided with defensive picks at the top of the draft. First four? Only TE in the 7th round?

The only reason I think Baalke will go defense heavy is because he knows Harbaugh can do more with less on offense. By sheer play design and our Oline we can put lesser talents on offense in positions to succeed. Fangio is not on that level. I personally think we could upgrade at DC, but thats me. We need studs on D. You need to draft those early more often that not
Originally posted by rivercity:
Concept: Harbaugh has shown ability to coach up athletic freaks (Kaepernick, A Smith), which emboldens Baalke to roll the dice in this draft, pick some beasts.

Next free agent signings: Nnamdi Asomugha CB and Tyler Thigpen QB

Trades:
send #s 34 and 61 to Miami for #s 42 and 54. (852 to 840 pts. )
trade #s 93 and 128 to Minnesota for #83 (172 to 175 pts.)
trade #s 227 and 237 plus a 6th round in 2014 for Indianapolis #192

(note: "avg" after player means average placement on Big Boards of Scott Wright, MadDog, CBS and Walter Football)

1. (#31) Jesse Williams DT 6'4" 323. 4.92 (avg 41) A "Monster" in the middle or 3-4 DE hybrid

2a. (#42) Eric Reid S 6'1" 213, 4.53 (avg 49) We don't need a Whitner clone like Elam, but safety with more range and size; could also play SS.

2b. (#54) Margus Hunt DE 6'8" 277 4.60 (avg 50) Estonian version of The Mad Stork; raw as sashimi, though.

3a. (#74) Jamie Collins OLB 6'4" 250, 4.64 (avg 77) Very athletic, back up Brooks and A Smith, could play some ILB.

3b. (#83) Markus Wheaton WR 5'11" 190 4.45 (avg 81) Speedy slot guy, could play outside.

4. (#131) Brandon McGee CB 5'11" 193, 4.40 (avg 154) Quick corner.

5a. (#157) Zac Dysert QB 6'3" 228, 4.85 (avg 161) Developmental prospect, smart.

5b. (#164) Knile Davis RB 6'0" 227 4.37 (avg 177) Crazy fast and big. Worth a shot.

6a. (#180) Braxton Cave C 6'3" 303, 5.33 (avg 202) Need depth here, someone to develop.

6b. (#192) Kwame Geathers DT 6'6" 342, 5.44 (avg 194) Depth at NT.

7a. (#237) Tommy Bohanon FB, 6'1" 246, 4.88 (avg. 222) Wake Forest guys are smart.

7b. (#246) Lucas Reed TE New Mexico 6'6" 247, 4.67 (avg 297) Under-utilized in college, but could be next Delanie; brother of Brooks Reed.

Love the mock. Only soft spot for me is Wheaton although I wouldn't be heartbroken if we selected him. He is a playmaker. Hoping for a Da'Rick type.
Another great mock, don't think Margus Hunt lasts that long and Geathers will go several slots higher.
  • LVJay
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Beast/Freak = T.J. Barnes, DT, Georgia Tech Height: 6-6. Weight: 369. Arm: 34.78.
I like the mock because it's different and it doesn't have the typical guys like Datone Jones, Latimore and D. Rogers.

I like alot of TE's in this years draft but someone like Kelce seems like a likely pick to me. I thought I read he was a good blocker and worked on his receiving in his senior year.

As far as drafting 4 Defensive guys with the first 4 picks, I don't mind. Last year our first 3 were offensive picks. We will probably pick BPA/where a position can be upgraded in the future. There's not holes on offense so it makes sense that BPA might be on defense.
Barnes sounds interesting, might have to get in better shape. Here's one post-combine write-up on him: "Barnes' final evaluation is reported as "draftable prospect", which indicates he may be taken in the 6th or 7th round. Personally, I think Barnes is a phenomenal option for teams looking for a backup nose tackle in a 3-man front. I don't think Barnes is a starter who's good for 40-50 snaps per game (at least at this point), but is a guy who's more than capable of using his size and athleticism for creating major matchup problems for an offensive line while the starter's getting rest. --NFL DraftScout"
IMO there is no way Knile Davis lasts to the fifth round. Im predicting he goes in the third.
You might be right about that, Idaho. Davis is hard to slot. I've seen him rated all the way from Rounds 2-4 (Walter football) to rounds 7-FA (CBS, DraftScout) because of his injury history and lack of on-field performance. I'm guessing rounds 4-5, but it's a guess. I wouldn't think we'd spend an early choice on a running back this year, too many other priorities, so if Davis is gone, I'd look for someone else developmental with speed in round 5. I like Franklin of ucla, but he'll go too early.
  • mayo49
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That's one beasty and freaky mock.
For all the trades, I don't see that much ground gained...at least in the 2nd & 3rd rds. Going in Baalke has # 31, 34, 61 & 74 with no trades. If he's going to trade up, then the yield should be more picks in 2nd & 3rd rds, where the rich talent pool is (per experts, between #20 -70).