Originally posted by OnTheClock:
With all due respect to you, my friend, I am not sure how realistic this one is. Seems a little hit-and-miss in my honest opinion. I think the team will look more for a true speed element in the receiving game. Barring a major trade up to deplete our amount of picks, I do foresee the team taking at least 2 WRs and 2 DBs.
The 49ers have shown interest in everything except your typical, run-of-the-mill possession receivers. Matthews is quite a solid one, prospect wise, but I don't think that's what we're looking for. The 49ers have shown a lot of interest in slot receiver types as well as the tall red zone threats like Benjamin and Mike Evans. Primarily slot guys though.
There are actually a couple players in particular not being talked about much that I think are major targets we could go after in the middle rounds.
Likely true but I believe the niners would have to trade up for Cooks or another speed guy...and none of the middle round speedsters fell in my area without trades. Of course, my method is to use multiple prospects lists and only take a player who is available in the majority of these lists. Makes it a bit more rational but...still a shot in the dark. Reese and Saunders are both intesting guys, one quick and nimble the other plain fast. Other's I tried to fit in were Bryant, Janis and Adams...just didn't fall where I thought the niners were picking.