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The Brass Knuckles Mock Plan

  • GEEK
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NFL Draft:

R1: Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
*Tough, physical defender that covers the slot perfectly.

*49ers trade 2nd and 3rd round picks for Cleveland Browns 2nd and 2015 5th round draft pick.

R2: Stephon Tuitt - DT/DE - Notre Dame (via Browns)
*First round prospect in the 2nd round, Tuitt completes the youth movement along the DL. He can play NT, DE, and DT in 4-3 and 3-4 schemes.

R2: Donte Moncrief - WR - Ole Miss (via Chiefs)
*Fantastic receiver prospect with strong physical tools and speed to beat press CBs.

R3: Lamin Barrow - ILB - LSU (via Titans)
*Underrated LB prospect that has sideline to sideline speed, but has the physical skills to play in the 3-4 D.

R3: Dri Archer - RB/WR - Kent State (comp)
*Speed kills, and Archer will provide ST, RB, and WR playmaking skills. McCluster 2.0.

R4: Ahmad Dixon - S - Baylor
*Poor combine stats drops him to the 4th round, but an upgrade to Dahl as a backup safety.

*49ers trade 5th round pick and LaMichael James to Cowboys for Morris Clairborne - CB and 2015 6th round draft pick.

R7: Spencer Long - OG - Nebraska (via Colts)
*Injured, but should compete for a starting spot in 2015.

R7: Lorenzo Taliaferro - RB - Coastal Carolina (via Saints)
*Competes with Hampton for the final RB spot on the roster.

R7: Keon Lyn - CB - Syracuse
*Hot/cold CB that's a development prospect.

Depth Chart:

QB: Kaepernick/Gabbert
RB: Gore/Lattimore/Hunter/Taliaferro*
FB: Miller
TE: Davis/McDonald/Celek

WR: Crabtree/Patton
WR: Boldin/Archer*
WR: Moncrief*/Osgood

LT: Staley/Martin
LG: Iupati/Snyder
OC: Kilgore/Looney
RG: Boone
RT: Davis

LE: Smith/Tuitt*
NT: Dorsey/Williams/Jerrod-Eddie
RE: McDonald/Carradine

OLB: Smith/Skuta
ILB: Willis/Moody
ILB: Barrow*/Wilhoite
OLB: Brooks/Lemonier

CB: Brock/Clairborne*/Morris
CB: Verrett*/Wright/Cook
FS: Reid/Spillman
SS: Bethea/Dixon*/Ventrone

ST: Dawson, Lee, McDermott

PUP: Bowman, Long*

Cut - $5 million in savings

Dobbs, Culliver, Dahl, Baldwin
LOL at the title. What you did there, I see it.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
LOL at the title. What you did there, I see it.

If everything went down the way you have it, I would hump both of your legs. Not crazy about trading up for Tuitt but wouldn't be upset either. Walking out with Verrett, Tuitt, Moncrief, Barrow, Archer alone would be enough but then you throw in Claiborne(still not sure about how keen the Cowboys are on trading on him, but for the sake of argument, I think he'd find more success in Fangio's system than in Dallas's.


Overall, very good mock draft, fills basically every minor and major need. The only thing I see missing is a backup center, and that's nitpicking I'll admit.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
If everything went down the way you have it, I would hump both of your legs. Not crazy about trading up for Tuitt but wouldn't be upset either. Walking out with Verrett, Tuitt, Moncrief, Barrow, Archer alone would be enough but then you throw in Claiborne(still not sure about how keen the Cowboys are on trading on him, but for the sake of argument, I think he'd find more success in Fangio's system than in Dallas's.


Overall, very good mock draft, fills basically every minor and major need. The only thing I see missing is a backup center, and that's nitpicking I'll admit.

In any mock, there's always going to be assumptions made. Based on other people's rankings and credible websites, all of the selections are within reason.

The reason I think the Clairborne trade may happen is including LaMichael James in the transaction. Cowboys need a change of pace back to Murray, and James can be utilized in the passing game. He'd be a nice fit in their offense, and they get rid of a bust while getting a 5th round draft pick. But yes, big assumption here.

You are absolutely right in regards to the backup center. But Looney and Snyder can play the position, and a center we draft in the 4-7 rounds may not actually be on the active gameday roster. So I figure we get a UDFA center and stash him on the practice squad.

Appreciate the props on the mock, especially from someone with your knowledge and mock cred.
I like trading up for Tuitt. I also like trading for future picks.

I'd be tempted to replace Dixon with another OL to groom.
One of the VERY best I've seen!!!

C is really nothing to be concerned about at all. IMO, it's a matter of getting players who will be difference makers.

AND you did.

Excellent mock and the trade was just what the doctor ordered.
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F**k Yah!!!! Jason Verrett!!!!!

Forget height, Verrett plays like he's the same height as Richard Sherman....Verrett looks like a mini Sherman too .....

The whole year I was concerned about his weight, all kinds of different sites and draft magazines had him listed at 176 pounds, that scared me off. But when he measured in at 190, that was it for me, he should definitely be the pick at #30 IF he's there.

What I also like about Verrett, he's a stout run defender too, like how Donte Whitner was. I'm all for good tacklers, ever since I seen Merton Hanks whiff on Jamal Anderson in the playoffs in '98, that was it for me, it's all about solid tacklers.
Damn near a perfect draft. To illustrate how good it is, only pick I disagree with is the 7th round pick (I don't feel we need to draft any running backs), but top to bottom, very very good draft.

I also like moving LaMichael James for Claiborne. I'm a huge James defender in terms of his talent, but his role really isn't ever going to expand much beyond what it is now, even if we didn't have Gore, so we may as well give him a chance at a fresh start and when can land a potential starter in Claiborne.
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Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Damn near a perfect draft. To illustrate how good it is, only pick I disagree with is the 7th round pick (I don't feel we need to draft any running backs), but top to bottom, very very good draft.

I also like moving LaMichael James for Claiborne. I'm a huge James defender in terms of his talent, but his role really isn't ever going to expand much beyond what it is now, even if we didn't have Gore, so we may as well give him a chance at a fresh start and when can land a potential starter in Claiborne.

Appreciate the kind words, man.
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Originally posted by ninergold:
I like trading up for Tuitt. I also like trading for future picks.

I'd be tempted to replace Dixon with another OL to groom.

If we didn't trade for Jonathan Martin, I would agree with you. But we also have promising OLs that we acquired last year - Marquardt being the one that has the highest upside.
Noice! How bout a fullback. With a 7th or UDFA?
One Cb is not enough in my opinion but it's a pretty good draft haul. Nice job
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Originally posted by English:
Noice! How bout a fullback. With a 7th or UDFA?

Lorenzo Taliaferro is a 6-0, 220+ LB bruising running back with pass protection skills. Here is his NFL.com Combine Scouting Report. Sounds like Anthony Dixon to me.


Analysis

Strengths
Outstanding size. Very good production. Is patient and follows his blocks. Finds creases and is adept navigating through traffic without losing speed -- good eyes. Nice spin move. Competes hard. Strong short-yardage producer. Runs hard and usually falls forward. Catches outside his frame. Helps chip in pass protection and is alert to see the blitz. Good football intelligence and awareness.

Weaknesses
Limited speed to the outside. Monotone runner who takes time to get rolling downhill. Much of his production is blocked for him. Plays in a spread offense where he is usually moving laterally at the snap and not stepping downhill. Stiff route runner. Regularly matched up against lesser competition.

Bottom Line
A big, small-school producer with a solid all-around skill set to compete for a job as a role player in a zone scheme. Will need to contribute on special teams to earn a spot.
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Originally posted by kronik:
One Cb is not enough in my opinion but it's a pretty good draft haul. Nice job

Two CBs - one with Verrett, the other with a trade to the Cowboys for Claiborne.