Just a quick mock with no trades and a couple different options at a couple spots. Since everyone said my last draft was a little too perfect with players falling, here's a mock draft I put together by measuring players average position on 6 different big boards that had all been updated in last month to decide who would be available for most of my picks and where. Datone Jones came out at 30.83 which is perfect, and Cyprien was 44.3 while Reed was 53.3 for example. Hope you enjoy!
Round 1 Pick 31: Datone Jones DE UCLA - Adds pressure up the middle in passing situations and can rotate Smith and McDonald and keep them fresh. I would consider Tank Carradine if he could bulk up like Justin Smith did and play the 5 technique.
Round 2 Pick 34: Eric Reid S LSU or Jonathan Cyprien S FIU - I like both of these guys and feel either of them would be worth this pick and one will be here at 34. Both are fast and rangy safeties that aren't afraid to hit, and both can play both safety positions in case we decide to part ways with Whittner.
Round 2 Pick 61: Vance McDonald TE Rice or Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati Since we use 2 TE sets as much as anyone we add a playmaker and redzone threat.
Round 3 Pick 74: David Amerson CB/S or Darius Slay CB Mississippi State (72.2) Either of these guys adds size, speed, and playmaking ability to our secondary and can match up with bigger receivers.
Round 3 Pick 93: Aaron Dobson WR Marshall or Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M - Dobson has very good hands with a tall frame and enough speed to be a deep threat outside with the potential to be a star receiver. Swope has a knack for getting open and improvising on broken plays and was his teams leading the last two seasons with 2 different quarterbacks. He was second on his team his sophmore year with 825 yards.
Round 4 Pick 128: Matt Scott QB Arizona or Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan - Luxury pick either way. Matt Scott is almost a mirror image of Kaepernick, and has under rated accuracy. Harbaugh can groom this guy into a solid back up. Le'Veon Bell would give us a full stable of running backs if Gore gets injured, and combine with Hunter and James to form a nice rotation of balance, speed, and power. He has good hands coming out of the back field
Round 4 Pick 131: David Quessenberry OL San Jose St. or Brian Winters OT/OG Kent State or Reid Fragel OT Ohio State - Flexible offensive linemen who adds depth at tackle and guard. Fragel is a converted tight end who could contribute in our heavy packages.
Round 5 Pick 157: Trevardo Williams OLB Conneticut - Great athlete with pass rushing ability
Round 5 Pick 175: Chris Gragg TE Arkansas - H-Back type tight end - probably best athlete at tight end in draft
Round 6 Pick 180: Josh Boyd NT Mississippi State or A.J. Klein ILB Iowa State - Boyd is an underrated nose tackle whom Tomsula could groom into a quality rotational starter, or A.J. Klein would provide us with quality depth behind Willis and Bowman and would contribute on special teams immediately
Round 7 Pick 227: Rodney Smith WR Florida State or Marquess Wilson WR Washington State - Huge wide outs with decent speed that can challange defenses deep using their size, strength, and leaping ability to win one on one match ups outside.
Round 7 Pick 246: Jeff Baca OL UCLA - Another flexible linemen with experience at tackle but primarily a guard, but after looking over our teams depth chart for the offensive line, I realize we have enough quality depth inside with Kilgore and Looney, so we probably only need to draft an offensive tackle this year. Need a new realistic pick for this spot. Any suggestions????? Could use a flexible punt returner
Round 7 Pick 252: Rashaan Melvin CB Northern Illinois - Fantastic athlete that's had his stock drop due to injuries, great size and speed and one of my favorite sleepers this year
[ Edited by NTeply49 on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:54 PM ]