Originally posted by BThorn86:
26. San Francisco (9-4) DT Ra'Shede Hageman – Minnesota: The 49ers' defense has incredible all-around talent as far as their starters go, but their backups leave something to be desired. The defensive line is led by Justin Smith but he will be 35-years old next season. Hageman's stock will likely rise tremendously once his insane athleticism is put on display at the combine, but the tape will even him out to somewhere in this range come draft day. San Francisco prides themselves in developing their own, especially on the defensive side. Hageman has the work ethic and immense talent to develop into a key cog for the 49ers' well-oiled defensive machine....http://sportsagentblog.com/2013/12/11/the-sports-agent-blog-2014-nfl-mock-draft/
First of all: I do not want to count any possible moves out but have still to argue about some of your mocks.
2. St. Louis – from Washington (3-11) – DE Jadeveon Clowney – South Carolina
you are not the first one with that. Simply I don't get this idea, Quinn and Long are very good pass-rushers and the latter one would be a very high cap hit if released in 2014. Furthermore, the Rams need an OT and there is still the question whether they will go with Bradford under center into the next season.
Yes, you mock an OT to the Rams with their second 1st-rounder but the Rams NEED a safety and an OT badly. Given all these facts, Clowney is too much of a luxury. I think they will rather trade down a little bit instead of going for Clowney.
3. Oakland (4-10) – LB/DE Anthony Barr – UCLA
Yes, they need help all over the defense (almost all over the defense) but they also need a franchise QB; I assume that neither Pryor nor McGroin is the future.
You are talking about Hageman as if he were set very high on the big board; I dont know about that. And Roby would be available with this pick, so why going for the luxury?