This is my 3rd and final mock draft - I'm predicting a trade back into the 2nd round given there could be some QB needy teams in the early second round and Bridgewater or Carr may still be there at 30. I also don't think there will be an obvious choice for the 49ers at 30 since Cooks and Beckham Jr will be gone unless we trade up. Trading back out of the first was a better value in my opinion given the players that could be taken then.
Trade 1(30) and 4(125) for 2(40) and 3(72). Minnesota needs a QB and one of the top 4 is still around at 30. Jacksonville is another potential target at 39 if they don't draft a QB with their first pick. We win this trade badly on draft charts, but there is some benefit to the 5th year option for teams especially to put off resigning QB's.
Trade 2(56) and 3(91) for 2(42).
Trade LaMichael James for 5th or 6th round pick.
Trade 7(220) and 7(222) for a 2015 6th.
7 players make the 53 man roster, two are placed on the IR, and none are stolen off our practice squad.
2(40). Donte Moncrief-WR-Ole Miss, 6-2, 228, 4.40
Height, weight, speed guy who can stretch the field and eventually develop into a #1 WR. His hands aren't great and his production was average (partly because of his QB) which could drop him here, but he has a lot of upside.
2(42). Stephon Tuitt-DE-Notre Dame, 6-5 304
Monster 3-4 DE who can stop the run and rush the passer. He was dealing with injuries this season which impacted his play, but he's a very good athlete for his size with long arms and solid strength.
2(61). Philipp Gaines-CB-Rice, 6-0, 193, 4.38
Small school prospect with great athleticism and reasonable length. He is one of the few corners in the draft who can play both the slot and outside corner positions because of his size, agility, and fluid hips. Played weak competition but performed very well in 2013 allowing only 13 catches on 40 targets while intercepting 4 passes and breaking up 9 more according to his Rice bio (http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/phillip_gaines_442064.html)
3(72). Deone Buchanon-SS-Washington State, 6-1 211, 4.49
Big, athletic, productive safety who was a four year starter and is still young (21). He needs to work on his coverage skills and take better angles, but he was a first-team All-American and 3 time team captain. He plays and hits hard and would have time to develop behind Bethea. Safety isn't an immediate need, but I would look forward to Buchanon playing with Reid in the future.
3(77). Marcus Smith-OLB-Lousiville, 6'3 251, 4.68
Marcus Smith is still a little raw, but he is an athletic linebacker who can rush the passer. If we lose Aldon Smith, we will need to add a pass rusher and Marcus Smith is a guy who will probably be a pass rushing specialist in his first season or two before developing into an every down linebacker. Had 14.5 sacks for Louisville last season and has good length (34" arms). If Aldon Smith figures things out, we could still use Marcus Smith as a rotational pass rusher and have him compete with Lemonier to replace Brooks.
3(100). Dri Archer-RB/WR-Kent State, 5'8 173, 4.26
Faster, quicker replacement for LaMichael James who the 49ers are shopping. He played mostly RB in college, but could help out immediately as a returner and develop into a slot receiver and offensive weapon similar to Tavon Austin. We have Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, Moncrief, and Osgood/Baldwin so the team would have time to develop Archer as a receiver but he could be a home run threat in some packages.
5(158). Lamin Barrow-ILB-LSU, 6-1 237, 4.64
Solid all-around ILB - he can cover and play the run, but he doesn't make a ton of plays behind the line and isn't a big hitter which could cause him to fall here. I really like his length (33 3/8" arms) and speed and scouting reports also point out that he has very fluid hips for a LB which bodes well for his coverage ability at the next level. He needs time to improve his instincts in coverage and he could gain a little weight and get stronger so he can take on blockers more easily. Another hardworking team captain which is a big plus given some of the recent news surrounding the team.
5th-6th (James trade). Aaron Colvin-CB-Oklahoma, 5'11 177
Tough corner with experience playing safety. Is recovering well from his ACL injury and could play in 2014 although the 49ers would probably stash him on the IR to get the extra year on his rookie contract unless he comes back really strong. If we let go of Bethea in a couple years, we will still need depth at safety so drafting a versatile player like Colvin might be a good idea.
7(219). Spencer Long-G-Nebraska, 6-5 320
IR candidate for the year to compete with Jonathan Martin for Iupati's spot in 2015 if we don't resign him. He put up 28 reps on the bench at his pro day and has decent length for a guard (33 1/8" arms), but he is not a good athlete and is coming off of knee surgery so I hope Martin can beat him out next year.