R1: Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
*Our SB secondary starters are no longer on the team - 4 players gone in a span of two years. We need to infuse new blood into an area with a lot of question marks (Culliver? Cook? Wright?).
While Verrett lacks ideal size, he makes it up with his play on the field. Ball hawk, rangey corner, and has elite speed for the position. At worst, he's a slot corner. At best, he starts opposite of Brock.
49ers trade 2nd and 3rd round draft picks for Ravens 2nd and 6th round draft picks.
R2: Donte Moncrief - WR - Ole Miss (via Ravens)
*While many people may disagree, I think Moncrief can double as our deep threat. 6-2 with 4.4 speed, Moncrief is still raw with the technical elements of the position - route running and concentration. But he has a high ceiling with a good staff and mentors already on the roster.
R2: Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood (via Chiefs)
*We double down on secondary with a raw, but capable prospect. Desir has high mental IQ and a physically sound frame to succeed in our scheme. Long arms, good footwork, but needs to play tougher on D.
You may not like the pick now, but when Wright, Cox, and Culliver are free agents, you would have wished we double downed on CB early.
R3: Marcus Smith - DE/OLB - Louisville (via Titans)
*A nice blend of power and speed, coverage and pass rush, and high upside with good measurables that equates to a fit for our defense. I wouldn't be surprised to see Brooks play ILB in our 4-2-5 scheme with 3 Smiths and Carradine on the DL. Gives Fangio a lot of options.
R3: Dri Archer - RB/WR/ST - Kent State (comp)
*Our version of McCluster, Archer will stretch the field and provide value on special teams. Goodbye LaMichael James.
R4: Antone Exum - CB/S - Virginia Tech
*Strong physical skills with coverage ability that makes him the perfect backup swing safety. Goodbye Craig Dahl.
49ers trade LaMichael James and 6th round draft pick for Vikings 5th round draft pick.
R5: Russell Bodine - C/OG - North Carolina (via Vikings)
*Strong center with guard ability, Bodine competes with Kilgore for the starting center spot.
R5: Brock Coyle - ILB - Montana
*Rangey linebacker that can be a potential starter on our team. Natural leader and should be a standout special teams player.
R7: Trey Millard - FB/TE - Oklahoma (via Packers)
*We all know why.
R7: Josh Stewart - WR/ST - Oklahoma State (via Panthers)
*Competes for the final roster spot, but most likely ends up on the practice squad. Punt return abilities.
R7: Alex Bayer - TE - Bowling Green
*Blocking TE that may bump Celek off the roster.
Depth Chart -
ST: Dawson, Lee, McDormett