This is a 2 day mock of what I think Trent Baalke will do given last two years trend.
The number pick is not necessarily the exact one as I know we may have to trade up for one or two but its a rough guide to who I think he's targeting.
Baalke loves surprising folk with his alternative draft board: he's always looking at next year, while we all think NT and Safety are going to be top drafted I think he'll be looking at the free agents he has next year and getting their replacements ready.
I think NT will be taken by Ian Williams and FS will be taken by Trent Robinson.
All vids are worth watching but if you get bored or can't be bothered just watch the last one.
Trent - http://youtu.be/_tGXpEjS_AA (some of those picks are immense)
Also do you really believe Goldson is one or two wins better than Robinson. I really don't, I think Robinson will step in now and doing a decnt enough job, Dahl is just insurance to push him harder in camp and let Robinson focus only FS only and not ST.
#31 - Keenan Allen: WR (may need to trade upto get him)
Replacing - Crabtree
Yes a WR to all the receiver first round haters. Lets be honest negotiating with Crabtree is going to be a nightmare. We all like to think he's going to want to stay but I think we all know deep down he'll want mega mega bucks, I wouldn't be surprised if he wants Megatron cash.
Keenan will be our no.1 Wide receiver as of 2014 and take plenty of snaps in 2013. Huge upside to easily make a no.1 receiver, good hands, great YAC, quick feet and good build.
Crabtree and Boldin will be off for a couple of comp picks for 2015
#34 Sylvester Williams: DT/DE (should fall to this spot)
Replacing - Justin Smith
Yes he can play 3-4 defensive end and has a year as backup to get better.
Smith is 34 and will probably still get starter money elsewhere which we won't be willing to pay at his age.
Williams will be bled into the Defense like Aldon was, quick, aggressive and will only get stronger.
What I like most about him is the same thing he has in common with J.Smith, I imagine him with big grin on his face every snap.
#61 Vance Mcdonald TE (erm, hopefully will land here)
Replacing - Delanie Walker
Definite starting no.2 TE this year, he's Delanie Walker with vertical threat. All rounder "Swiss army knife", good blocker, played WR, drops catches whats not to love. Good upside most likely won't reach the level that Vernons on but will surpass the level Delanies on.
Watch the video and imagine the fun Roman would have with this guy on the field.
#74 Jordan Poyer CB (should easily be here)
Replacing - Tarrell Brown or Rodgers or Asomough
Lets be honest we have no idea who'll beat out who this year but we have 2 going out of contract and unless Rodgers performs to 2011 ability we won't want him.
Poyer is kind of a Tarrell Brown mark 2, not the biggest at 6,0 and not the fastest either, but his play was better than his combine. Very intelligent reads receivers and quarterbacks very well and could really help getting that awesome turnover stat back. 11 interceptions in 2 seasons and would get a full year learning the NFL way.
#93 Zeke Motta SS (hoping he lands at this spot)
Replacing Donte Whitner
I really think this guy could beat Whitner out of camp this year. I know he's a rookie but he really has something about him. Sort of Bruce Millerish. Tough as f**k, good coverage, good tackling this guy is gonna be something special.
Crabtree, Boldin, J.Smith, Tarrell Brown, Rodgers and Asomough are all coming into contract years with their replacements hopefully breathing down their neck.
Players always step up their game when its contract year, drafting this way will push them harder this year so they can get paid next year.
Agree or don't agree you'll look back on this in a month and go "damn"
[ Edited by smithc28 on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:27 AM ]