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NCommand's First Ever Mock Draft

OK, so I'll be honest, I don't watch, let alone care about college football...until these boys become 49ers and are ready to become men/professionals. That said, I thought I'd have a little fun with you all, NCommand-style. Given that this process is clearly not a science and that we have no clue how Baalke's big board will look, I decided to take a completely different approach than most. I reviewed the private workouts we had with college players and developed picks from that board with the help of AB's big board (sorry MadDog, I didn't see your latest edition). I didn't allow for any trades. But I do anticipate some (most likely in the back end to move up into the 3rd and 4th rounds and or stockpile picks for next year).

Per Walter Football, we looked at 7 S's and 6 CB's. We also looked at 5 TE, WR, DL & OL's. We looked at 2 LB & RB's. I'd say this layout is EXACTLY what we'd expect. I recently added MM's confirmations/resources as well (see bottom).

So here it goes:
31 Eric Reid, S, LSU (6'2" 212 4.49 40, 40.5" VL 29 WS)
34 Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (6'6" 249) - we took Vance McDonald instead
61 John Jenkins, NT, Georgia (6'4" 346) - or Cornellius Carradine if available - we took Tank!
74 Robert Woods, WR, USC (6'1" 190) - we picked up a 3rd for 2014
93 Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU (5'9" 175)
128 Josh Evans, S, Florida (6'1" 207)
131 Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State (6'1" 243)
157 David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State (6'5" 302)
173 Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific (6'8" 315)
180 Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky (6'4" 206)
237 Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State (6'5" 230)
246 Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida (6'2" 223)
252 Zach Line, RB, SMU (6'0" 232)

AB's Big Board: http://pigskinprospects.com/2013-jasons-big-board/
Walter Football 4/23 - Proof of Private Workouts (Post #102 only - thanks Rascal): http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/172221-draft-players-visiting-niners-going-prodays/page7/

To keep perspective: "How many players do you personally interview before the draft?" I asked him. "Either at the combine in Indianapolis with your staff, or during one-on-one visits here at the facility, or at pro days?" Baalke did the calculations in his head. "It's probably 120 to 150 players," he said.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_23098992/purdy-49ers-trent-baalke-ready-fun


I originally didn't include MM's information below. But as I reviewed MM's list it only confirmed who we may have REAL interest in. I cross-referenced MM's info below (see bolded below - in conjunction with my Mock picks) with Walter Football's references and they all match save for the following 4 players: S Eric Reid, LSU; WR Roberts Woods, USC; RB Lativius Murray, Central Florida and RB Zach Line, SMU. So perhaps Cyprien will be pick over Reid if there. He was referenced in both.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-maiocco/49ers-2013-pre-draft-tracker

Quarterbacks:
Zach Maynard (Cal)
Nate Montana (West Virginia Wesleyan-Concord)
Tarik Hakmi (Louisiana Tech-San Jose)

Running Backs:
Le'Veon Bell (Michigan State), personal session at pro day (San Francisco Chronicle)
C.J. Anderson (Cal)
Joshua Brown (San Jose State)
De'Leon Eskridge (San Jose State)
Mike Manuel (Cal)
Isi Sofele (Cal)

Fullbacks:
Kameron Krebs (Cal)
Eric Stevens (Oregon-San Jose)

Wide Receivers:
Tavon Austin (West Virginia), visit, April 2 (Sacramento Bee)
Tyrone Goard (Eastern Kentucky), private workout (Scout.com)
Terrell Sinkfield (Northern Iowa), private workout (Associated Press)
Martel Moore (Northern Illinois), private workout, March 15 (DeKalb Daily Chronicle)
Perez Ashford (Northern Illinois), private workout, March 15, (DeKalb Daily Chronicle)
Rashad Evans (Fresno State-Hayward)
Aaron Horne (Iowa State-Oakland)
Chuck Jacobs (Utah State-Richmond)
Jamal-Rashad Patterson (Stanford)
Rashad Ross (Arizona State-Vallejo)
Mike Scott (Idaho-Palo Alto)
Drew Terrell (Stanford)
Greg Wilson (Fordham-Danville)

Tight Ends:
Travis Kelce (Cincinnati), scheduled visit (Sacramento Bee)
Zach Ertz (Stanford), workout during local pro day, April 17
Gavin Escobar (San Diego State), visit, March 18 (Draft Insider)
Matt Furstenburg (Maryland), private workout (XM/Sirius)
Keenan Brown (San Jose State)
Ryan Otten (San Jose State)
Peter Tuitupou (San Jose State)
Levine Toilolo (Stanford) attended but was not scheduled to work out.

Offensive Linemen:
Luke Marquardt (Azusa Pacific), offensive line coach Mike Solari spent extended time with him after pro day, April 11 (CSN Bay Area)
Jordan Mills (Louisiana Tech), private workout (Scout.com)
Jeremy Galten (USC-San Mateo)
David Quessenberry (San Jose State)
Sam Schwartzstein (Stanford)
Jeremy Sanders (Duquesne-Oakland)
Matt Summers-Gavin (Cal)

Defensive Linemen:
John Jenkins (Georgia), visit (NFL Network)
Quinton Dial (Alamaba), visit (Scout.com)
Lawrence Okoye (British Olympian in discus), visit, April 10 (Detroit Free Press)
Tank Carradine (Florida State), defensive line coach Jim Tomsula had dinner with him night before workout (Sacramento Bee)
Kendrick Payne (Cal)
Aaron Tipoti (Cal)
David Tuitupou (San Jose State)

Linebackers:
Kiko Alonso (Oregon), scheduled to attend 49ers local pro day, April 17 (CSN Bay Area)
Gerald Hodges (Penn State), visit (Scout.com)
Michael Clay (Oregon-San Jose)
Alex Debniak (Stanford)
Lawrence Hughes (San Diego-Oakland)
Kennith Jackson (Cal Poly-Santa Clara)
Travis Johnson (San Jose State)
Robert Mullins (Cal)
Tristan Okpalaugo (Fresno State-Livermore)
Kevin Reed (Southern Illinois-Walnut Creek)
Albert Rosette (Nevada-Antioch)
Sua Tuala (USC-San Mateo)
Chase Thomas (Stanford) attended but were not scheduled to work out.

Cornerbacks:
Tyrann Mathieu (LSU), visit, April 6 (CSN Bay Area)
D.J. Hayden (Houston), visit, April 15 (XM/Sirius)
Rashaan Melvin (Northern Illinois), private workout, March 15 (DeKalb Daily Chronicle)
Bernard Harold (Stanford)
Allen Chapman (Kansas State)
Tyre Ellison (Cal)
Josh Hill (Cal)
Drew McAllister (USC-Danville)
Cullen Newsome (San Jose State)
James Orth (San Jose State)
Joseph Sampson (BYU-Oakland)
Ronnie Yell (San Jose State)
Joey York (San Diego-Pleasant Hill)

Safeties:
Jonathan Cyprien (Florida International), visit (Pro Football Talk)
Duke Williams (Nevada), personal session at pro day (multiple reports)
Josh Evans (Florida), private workout (Sacramento Bee)
Jahleel Addae (Central Michigan), visit (Scout.com)

Special Teams:
LS Kevin McDermott (UCLA), private workout (Draft Insider)

Punters:
Aaron Goodwin (Arkansas-Pine Bluff- San Jose)
Jackson Rice (Oregon-Moraga)
Andrew Shapiro (Fresno State-Walnut Creek)
Daniel Zychlinski (Stanford)
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM ]
not a big Reid fan but with the rest of the draft i'd be ok with him. would be happy for this to go down.
Originally posted by krizay:
not a big Reid fan but with the rest of the draft i'd be ok with him. would be happy for this to go down.

Per WF, we were very interested in him. But thanks for the feedback brother!
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I'd love us to gets Latavius Murray and have him take over the role Delanie's role. Kid is 6'3 225 lbs.
Nice work! I like that you took private workouts into account. That gives us a clue which specific players or positions the team is interested in, especially if they were invited to Santa Clara.

I like taking two safeties in the draft, though I don't particularly care for Reid. I'd rather have Cyprien, but that's just personal preference. Like you, I don't watch much college football. I have seen quite a few Stanford games, so I love Ertz.

John Jenkins has a nice motor for a man his size. I love Tyrann Mathieu as a slot corner and special teams dynamo, whether it be returning or covering kicks. Don't know anything about the last 5 guys.

No Way Tank is still there at #61. It would be tough to think he would be there #34. He has a ton of buzz right now and is being talked about a lot right now. His interest Peaked at the right time.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nice work! I like that you took private workouts into account. That gives us a clue which specific players or positions the team is interested in, especially if they were invited to Santa Clara.

I like taking two safeties in the draft, though I don't particularly care for Reid. I'd rather have Cyprien, but that's just personal preference. Like you, I don't watch much college football. I have seen quite a few Stanford games, so I love Ertz.

John Jenkins has a nice motor for a man his size. I love Tyrann Mathieu as a slot corner and special teams dynamo, whether it be returning or covering kicks. Don't know anything about the last 5 guys.


Thanks bro! I went back and reviewed and it appears we had private workouts with Jonathan Cyprien as well so I'll add him with the caveat that I think it will be Reid first. Some of these players not only had private workouts but multiple looks by our coaching staff.

Here was the key used:
SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
PRO - Pro Day meeting.
PRI - Private Workout.
% - indicates more than one meeting.
# - indicates meeting set up outside of the 2013 Senior Bowl or the 2013 East-West Shrine Game
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM ]
Originally posted by stonecold590:
No Way Tank is still there at #61. It would be tough to think he would be there #34. He has a ton of buzz right now and is being talked about a lot right now. His interest Peaked at the right time.

I hear you, hence why I first had John Jenkins. That's more realistic. That said, nobody thought Coby Fleener would fall to us last year either so it's plausible esp. if there is a monster run on OL's and late QB's.
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM ]
I dont think john jenkins makes it to 61. In my mock I have the niners taking jenkins at 34.

I also dont think cyprien makes it to 31. I think we move up ten spots to nab cyprien. I dont like reids pass coverage so id pass on him.
The thing I'm surest about in this draft is that we ain't drafting Zach Ertz.
Originally posted by NCommand:
OK, so I'll be honest, I don't watch, let alone care about college football...until these boys become 49ers and are ready to become men/professionals. That said, I thought I'd have a little fun with you all, NCommand-style. Given that this process is clearly not a science and that we have no clue how Baalke's big board will look, I decided to take a completely different approach than most. I reviewed the private workouts we had with college players and developed picks from that board with the help of AB's big board (sorry MadDog, I didn't see your latest edition). I didn't allow for any trades. But I do anticipate some (most likely in the back end to move up into the 3rd and 4th rounds and or stockpile picks for next year).

We looked at 7 S's and 6 CB's. We also looked at 5 TE, WR, DL & OL's. We looked at 2 LB & RB's. I'd say this layout is EXACTLY what we'd expect.

So here it goes:
31 Eric Reid, S, LSU or Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
34 Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
61 John Jenkins, DL, Georgia or Tank Carradine, DL, Florida State
74 Robert Woods, WR, USC
93 Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
128 Josh Evans, S, Florida
131 Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
157 David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State
173 Luke Marquardt, OL, Azusa Pacific
180 Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky
237 Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
246 Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
252 Zach Line, RB, SMU

AB's Big Board: http://pigskinprospects.com/2013-jasons-big-board/
Walter Football 4/23 - Proof of Private Workouts (Post #102 only - thanks Rascal): http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/172221-draft-players-visiting-niners-going-prodays/page7/

To keep perspective: "How many players do you personally interview before the draft?" I asked him. "Either at the combine in Indianapolis with your staff, or during one-on-one visits here at the facility, or at pro days?" Baalke did the calculations in his head. "It's probably 120 to 150 players," he said.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_23098992/purdy-49ers-trent-baalke-ready-fun

Y TO RUNNING BACKS WE ALREADY HAVE 4 AND FULLBACK AND WHERE IS DE FOR JUSTIN SMITH AND TANK AND ROBERT WOODS WILL NOT BE THERE BY THAT NUMBER
Originally posted by dre2much2003:
Y TO RUNNING BACKS WE ALREADY HAVE 4 AND FULLBACK AND WHERE IS DE FOR JUSTIN SMITH AND TANK AND ROBERT WOODS WILL NOT BE THERE BY THAT NUMBER

LOUD NOISES!
Originally posted by dre2much2003:
Y TO RUNNING BACKS WE ALREADY HAVE 4 AND FULLBACK AND WHERE IS DE FOR JUSTIN SMITH AND TANK AND ROBERT WOODS WILL NOT BE THERE BY THAT NUMBER
Are you yelling at me? Haha.
RB's are always taken...QB's as well. Developmental and for Special Teams reasons. Best player available will dictate. If Carradine is there, we'll nab him. Cyprien might be the pick as well. expect a big run on OL and esp. QB's late 1st/early 2nd so it's going to push many of these gys down to the 2nd round. We'll see some surprises for sure.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
The thing I'm surest about in this draft is that we ain't drafting Zach Ertz.
LOL, I know right!? That said, perhaps we didn't pick up Fleener last year b/c we liked this crop of TE's better and what better fit than Ertz who can start right out of the gate? We're getting a TE no doubt though...may not be Ertz though. But this coaching staff doesn't make the same mistake twice. So we'll see...
Interesting perspective on the draft. I would lose it if we could get Tank at 61, but his projections are all over the board. I have seen late 2/early 3, but I have seen mid/late 1 much more frequently. There is soo much good talent in this draft that it should have a lot of surprises. I'm not going to be very productive at work today...