NFL Draft 2014: 49ers’ Future on the Line

May 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM


Make no jokes about this draft folks. This is serious. We have been the recipient of high draft players accumulated from a decade of subpar coaching and lackluster QB play. To continue our streak as a returning playoff team, the San Francisco 49ers need to have a ROCK SOLID draft.

The 49ers CANNOT have another 2011 draft, where all the prospects are virtually absent from the team, see below:

A.J. Jenkins was traded to Kansas City Chiefs for Jonathan Baldwin

LaMichael James was rumored to be on trade market, struggled to break the lineup as the starting Punt Returner

Joe Looney did not break the starting lineup in 2 full seasons

Darius Fleming was waived due to injuries and is no longer on 53-man team

Trenton Robinson contributed on kickoffs and is no longer on the team

Jason Slowey did not make it on 53-man roster in his rookie year, no longer on team

Cameron Johnson was traded to Indianapolis for 7th round pick

This was a disastrous draft. Below is a link to my evaluation of this draft class the day after the draft took place.http://www.49erswebzone.com/commentary/1016-2012-post-draft-assessment-rounds-1-4/

TJ (Trent and Jim) must work together to get players for the next generation of this football team. Here's a list of home run hitters that the 49ers MUST go after in the 1st round.

Defensive Back

There are only 2 first round DBs in my eyes that will fit the 49ers scheme, Jason Verrett, CB, TCU and Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech. SF must move up to pick 17-22 to get either one of these guys.

Wide Receiver

If none of the DBs are available at pick 17-22, SF needs to go after Odell Beckham Jr. WR, LSU.

Defensive Tackle

There's not much depth behind our 3 starters, so if Timmy Jernigan slips to 15, SF needs to go after him.

My inspiration from working with 49erswebzone.com has encouraged me to start my very own website dedicated to NFL prospect evaluation, called www.prodraftanalysis.com. Though I will continue to post articles about the 49ers, I will also be spending a lot of time reviewing college football players and posting my unbiased evaluation for the dedicated fans.

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3 Comments

  • Ed
    How about Tank Carradine?
    May 6, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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    Response: Carradine is a good pass rushing DE. I'm more concerned with an interior pass rusher/run stopper depth.
  • Craig
    I'd say Glen Dorsey is a solid back up if Ian Williams starts at NT. I also think Quinton Dial will provide depth. Jerod-Eddie did well last. I would like to see corner as a top priority. I still have nightmares of some horrible CB play a few years ago (although a passrush makes everyone's job easier) 2 CB's and a WR early would really fill some needs, but only if they don't have to reach too much. Totally agree that this is going to be an important draft. BTW Liked your draft analysis, you're thinking outside of the box. You left out Cody Latimer, the 49ers hae shown some interest in him.
    May 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    Response: So, I've had very few samples to evaluate I.Williams. He was out for the season midway through week 2. In week 1, GB played so much spread offense that I.Williams was only on the field for 3 plays. On 2 of those plays he got turned and driven back pretty far. I like Dial, but if his name was called today, I wouldn't trust him against Seattle. Finally, Jerod-Eddie was surprisingly good, but he is a rotational DE at best. I personally do not like Latimer. I hope he's one of those smoke screens.
  • Dominic
    We don't have depth on the DL? Uh ok.
    May 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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    Response: Name a defensive end/tackle you consider depth.

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