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Jbniner Final Mock

Jbniner Final Mock


1(30): trade w/ 3(77) and L.J. for 17 (Ravens): WR/KR Odell Beckham Jr. (Why trade up in a deep draft for a WR3? Because there isn't another player outside the top 10 that would make the instant impact on this team that Beckham would. He is the day 1 return man and play-making 3rd WR that finally opens this offense up. He has speed and shiftiness, Crabtree-esque hands, and polished routes. Much more than a WR3 in the future). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZ4j3jx7pg
Backup pick: WR Brandin Cooks

2(56): CB Pierre Desir (The Niners get to work rebuilding their secondary. Desir gives them a big bodied CB with awesome ball skills. He shows a preternatural ability to break up the pass. He is also a mature, good character guy).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owEWRiI49pE
Backup pick: CB Bashaud Breeland

2(61): trade back to 71 for a 4th: OLB Marcus Smith: (The Niners don't have pressing needs at DE or OLB, but with Aldon's imminent suspension and several players aging the Niners are likely to add at least one pass rusher in this draft. Smith has great potential after breaking out with a big ol' pile of sacks last year. He has only been playing the position for a short time, so there is still a lot of room to grow). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfBbKM2LfXw
Backup pick: WR Davante Adams

3(77): traded (Beckham)

3(94): CB Phillip Gaines (The Niners come right back to the CB position with Gaines, picking up another good sized player with great ball instincts, but this time one with the speed and quickness to compete in the slot too. Both Desir and Gaines are small school guys who would likely be going higher if they had played at bigger schools. CBS Prospects has him as a 2nd rounder. NFL.com has him as a late rounder. Split the difference: late 3rd). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY5uFG16O4E
Backup pick: CB Marqueston Huff

3c(100): OG Trai Turner (The Niners are likely looking ahead to find Iupati's replacement and are reportedly high on the OL talent in this draft. I've been a supporter of Henderson lately, but with his latest hiccup I am back to Turner. Turner is a beast of a man who is awesome in run blocking). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpkWoyXjgE4
Backup pick: OL Dakota Dozier

4: ILB Preston Brown (After rolling with Lamin Barrow all mock season, I finally made the switch to Preston Brown. He plays the game a little faster and is a great tackler. The Niners met with him). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEGeAvrvAMM
Backup pick: ILB Lamin Barrow

4: RB Terrence West (The Niners are a run-first team that drafts an RB almost every year. With the loss of Dixon and James, and an aging Gore, they are going to take an RB somewhere in this draft. In thinking about what kind of back it will be, the failure of James is telling. On one hand, you could say it was his own inability to make the leap to the NFL. On the other hand, it is the Niners' offense. We simply don't use a change-of-pace back like James much, and when we do everyone sees it coming. Consequently, we are not going to draft another small back (e.g. Dri Archer), but a solid every-down back. West is just that. He has enough power to go between the tackles for short yardage downs, and the mobility, cuts, and hands to make the bigger play. The Niners have shown interest in him). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti0UZzfbFAE
Backup Pick: RB Storm Johnson

5: QB Logan Thomas (With Gabbert signed short term and MCBLT not a real option, the Niners are looking for a rookie QB to groom as the backup. Thomas would be the prototypical backup to Kap if he can put it all together. He has the size, speed, and arm, now he needs the Harbaugh! He definitely needs work, but he may be a worthwhile project in the 5th). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfooRmEF8AE
Backup pick: QB David Fales

6: traded (Gabbert)

7: C Corey Linsley (Ohio State team captain/high character guy. Competition for Kilgore)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-PqJSOUEAo
Backup pick: C Tyler Larsen

7: WR Cody Hoffman (Overshadowed by all the WR talent in this draft. Hoffman has intriguing size, 6'4", and plays faster than his 40 time. Dominated in college, the question is can he translate to the NFL? Worth a flyer in the 7th for sure).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qesZYXrQPGk
Backup pick: WR Albert Wilson

7: TE Nic Jacobs (A good sized, underrated TE, with solid blocking skills and nice hands. Played at a small school after he left LSU. Provides good competition for Celek and pressure on McDonald). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFDw1txWu4U
Backup pick: Journeyman Trey Millard
Interesting
Desir & Gaines are NOT fits as 49er CB they don't play the run inconsistent tacklers
I like the mock mostly, I however of course would take Cooks over Beckham. Plays a little faster, somewhat better hands and actually had to carry an offense instead of playing a complementary role. I'd be happy with either one but I think Cooks fulfills what the 49ers need a little better right now.


I'm not a huge fan of Gaines though. Nice talent, nice athletic ability, but he's a zone corner all the way, don't think he belongs in a man coverage system at all.


Like the Desir pick, Marcus Smith is a solid pick as well. Terrence West is someone I've had my eye on for awhile, my favorite RB in this draft, not sure if the 49ers will go RB but if they did, West would make for a nice addition.

I would like to have seen a safety somewhere, someone to develop behind Bethea.


I would also definitely take Millard over Jacobs. Millard is a 2nd/3rd round guy as FB who had the misfortune of a bad injury. Jacobs has this really passive demeanor that seems to turn people off. Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane is the best way to describe him. I don't see him doing anything that McDonald already won't be doing with better speed.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on May 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM ]
Originally posted by Harbaalke:
Desir & Gaines are NOT fits as 49er CB they don't play the run inconsistent tacklers

I disagree on Desir. I feel like he handles the run fairly well. An aggressive tackler who fights through blocks with solid open field tackling ability.


As far as Gaines goes, I absolutely agree. Not really a good fit for this defense, doesn't seem to hold up well against the run and has the wrong skillset for what Fangio likes to do.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on May 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM ]
Love it man.
I think Desir is just as good as Gilbert, Dennard, Roby, Fuller, and Verrett.
Originally posted by btthepunk:
I think Desir is just as good as Gilbert, Dennard, Roby, Fuller, and Verrett.

Right off the bat? I don't agree. I do think there's a learning curve going from a lower division. Is his ceiling as high or higher as any of those guys? I think so.
Great mock. This will be close.
Excellent, I like Beckham over Cooks.
why trade up? well for one if we draft all those player.... we will cut the majority or move to practce squad and end up on other teams. i sure as hell want our picks to count. all hose picks and 3 might make it. and dont be surprised if we have to trade up for beckam or cooks. i think theres a step down after top ten and those too. benjamin and moncrief are not as good as those two. so if we have to trade up to get one of those four im a fan of it
[ Edited by fan49 on May 6, 2014 at 1:42 AM ]
Originally posted by Harbaalke:
Desir & Gaines are NOT fits as 49er CB they don't play the run inconsistent tacklers

They're not great run stopping corners but they'll do just fine if they can shut their guys down in the passing game.
We get Beckham so I'm happy! I like Desir he fits TB's style. I like all the players your targeted, but like mentioned above I doubt we draft all these players...if you throw in a future pick or someone with talent that we can red shirt because of injury, I think it would be more realistic.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by btthepunk:
I think Desir is just as good as Gilbert, Dennard, Roby, Fuller, and Verrett.

Right off the bat? I don't agree. I do think there's a learning curve going from a lower division. Is his ceiling as high or higher as any of those guys? I think so.

I think he can be as good off the bat. There's always small school guys are better as rookies than big school guys. I don't know why but I'm just not really big on Gilbert, Dennard, Roby, and Fuller. I don't see much of a talent gap in the CB's that are supposed to go in the 1st round and the guys that are being talked about as 2nd and maybe 3rd round picks. That's why I don't want them trading up for a corner. Then again, I'm not a scout or GM.