Originally posted by theninermaniac:
Last draft Baalke put AJ Jenkins name is an envelope and said that would be the player the Niners would select.
This year the surprise name in the envelope is John Jenkins. The true 3-4 NT that the Niners have never had. What surprise name is in the envelope for you guys?
I've said it elsewhere: Alex Okafor.
Now, I'm not entirely convinced this year's #31 pick is guaranteed to be a "surprise" just because last year's pick was, but if it is, Okafor is the name I keep coming back to. Fills a couple needs (instant pass rush, possible Justin heir after development/added weight) and hasn't been in any 1st round mocks despite being considered a borderline 1st/2nd talent. Just like Jenkins.
But I'm still leaning toward this year being more straightforward in terms of who we target. If we stand pat at #31, I expect us to take one of the guys who falls out of Datone Jones, Tank Carradine, Bjoern Werner, John Cyprien, DJ Hayden, Desmond Trufant, Jamar Taylor, or Cordarrelle Patterson.