To start things off I am trading LaMichael James to Cleveland for a 6th round pick in 2015 BUT could turn in to a 5th based on performance incintives. Yeah I know the team has said LMJ will not be traded but in all honesty I am not listening to that. We have looked at players that can potentionally do returns this offseason (particularly Devin Hester) so what does that tell you? We are not going to get what we gave up for LMJ (2nd) to be realistic because no team is willing to give up anywhere near that.
1) 1st Round: Kyle Fuller VT, CB - Traded up to pick 22 and gave Philly our 94th (3rd) overall pick to grab Fuller. With CIN and SD sitting there it is very possible they will be eyeing this kid. Good size and balance. Plays faster than he times thanks to keen instincts, anticipation and route recognition. Zone aware with good eyes, ball reactions and hands to intercept. Outstanding leaping ability. Willing run supporter. Has special-teams experience, including as a gunner and jammer. I am a huge Kyle Fuller fan and I just don't think we should let him slip from us even though he could possibly be there at 30. So Philly gets our 30th and 94th pick while we move up to 22 and grab Fuller.
2) 2nd Round: Allen Robinson Penn State, WR - Traded up (used Kansas City/Alex Smith pick 56) to the 37th overall pick to grab Robinson with Atlanta while giving them our 129th (4th) overall pick. Allen is a big fluid WR that has a chance to make plays in the redzone and be a future promising player for SF. He has great YAC ability and offers great ball skills. Will Robinson last this long? I don't know but it was between him and Donte Moncrief but decided to go with Robinson because I believe he has the better hands. I would not be upset with either or. ATL gets our 4th round (129th) pick.
3) 2nd Round: Pierre Desir Lindenwood, CB - This will be SF's first pick (61st) without doing any moving to draft the small school prospect. Outstanding body and arm length -- looks the part. Good athlete with loose hips and a fluid pedal. Superb two-year production on the ball. Natural interceptor -- attacks the ball in the air like a receiver and tracks it very well. Plays big in critical situations. Very confident demeanor. Outstanding zone instincts -- sees patterns developing and jumps routes. I love the kid.
4) 3rd Round: Martavis Bryant Clemson, WR - This will be the pick SF aquired from TN (77th) in the 2013 to grab the big bodied specimen. Excellent body length with a long, rangy frame. Very good straight-line, separation speed. Can drop his hips surprisingly well for as tall as he is and is fairly shifty after the catch. Good red-zone target -- effective making back-shoulder catches. Only thing is besides some of his drop issues he was kind of overshadowed by Hokpins and Watkins (Two first round picks) through his career and could be gone before the 77th pick. So far SF has drafted two bigger bodied playmaking threat WR's.
5) 3rd Round: Traded to Philly (for 22nd overall pick) 94th overall pick
6) 3rd Round: Dri Archer Kent State, RB/WR/KR/PR - This is the 100th overall compensatory pick SF was just awarded to grab this playmaker in college. Before people jump up and down talking about smurfs just remember Seattle has Harvin, St. Louis has Austin, Arizona has Ellington, and now we have Archer. This guy will be placed where (hopefully) Roman can find creative ways to get him the ball and out in space. This will be LMJ's replacement but will be able to do much more than him. Outstanding burst, acceleration and top-end speed to take the corner and create big plays. Can fly by MAC competition with top gear. Very good agility, balance, vision and creativity. Weaves through a crowd and can find daylight. Soft-handed and plucks the ball with ease. Extremely strong pound-for-pound. Very good career all-purpose yardage. Good versatility -- contributes as a runner, slot receiver and return man. Four career kickoff-return TDs (and was kicked away from).
7) 4th Round: 129th pick Traded to Atlanta (for 37th pick).
8) 5th Round: Aaron Murray Georgia, QB - There has been a trade where SF trades with TN for the 2nd year in a row to grab the QB from GA by trading their 7th round 242nd (7th round) pick to move up and grab TN's 151st. Has a quick release and is light enough on his feet to escape the first wave and make some plays on the move. Solid decision-maker -- takes what the defense gives him. Fine short-to-intermediate accuracy. Good intangibles. Encouraging team leader with a likeable personality. Leads by example. Serves well as the face of the program. Outstanding work ethic. Is very intelligent and football smart. Tore his ACL last season so his value dropped but he will be in good hands with Harbaugh.
9) 5th Round: Ahmad Dixon Baylor, SS - With their 170th pick the 49ers go with the hard hitting safety with character concerns in Ahmad Dixon. Very good size and straight-line speed. Is aggressive stepping downhill and supporting the run. Closes fast to the ball. Secure, wrap tackler. Takes efficient angles and is a reliable last line of defense. Good backside chase pursuit. Solid special-teams potential. Will be a good value pick for Baalke.
10) 7th Round: Traded to TN for 151st (5th round) pick which they required 242nd pick from us.
11) 7th Round: Spencer Long Nebraska, G - This will be SF's final pick in the draft. Good versatility -- has played inside and outside. Solidly built with a good frame. Good leg drive -- can create a push in the run game and position-sustain. Solid in pass protection -- good anchor, shadow and mirror. Good base and balance -- controls and steers defenders. Flashes some nastiness. Intense, competitive battler.
12) 7th Round: Traded to Green Bay for 2015 7th Round pick.
SF came in to the draft with 11 picks and drafted 8 players but only added 2 picks for next season. I have a feeling they will be doing a lot of moving around so who knows what will happen. I really doubt the draft will go this way but this is how I would like for it to go. I hope everyone will enjoy it and will appreciate feedback as well. Keep in mind Eric Wright, Chris Cook, and Perrish Cox signed 1 year league minimum deals so one or two of them will likely be gone before preseason is over.
[ Edited by NC49erfan82 on Mar 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM ]