49ers Mock Draft 3.0 - Final Version

May 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM


You've seen the rest, now time for the best. Below is the definitive 49ers mock draft for 2014. No need to even tune in your television on Thursday night, this is how it will be going down.

Round 1 - Trade pick #30 of round 1, and pick #30 of round 3, to Cincinnati for pick #24.

With pick #24 of the first round - Kyle Fuller - Cornerback, Virgina Tech - The 49ers currently have only Perrish Cox and Eric Wright to cover the slot, and neither is very good on the outside. With the selection of Fuller the 49ers have added a corner who can fit both roles and provide leverage in negations with Chris Culliver.

Round 2 - With pick #24 of the second round - Cody Latimer - Wide Receiver, Indiana - Latimer provides the 49ers with a receiver who is a threat to stretch the field, and good value late in round 2. According to John Pollard of stats.com, Latimer had the fifth most receptions against the top 50 ranked cornerbacks in 2013.

With pick #30 of the second round - Jeremiah Attaochu - Outside Linebacker, Georgia Tech - Ahmad Brooks has a large cap number coming up, and Attaochu combined with last years third round pick, Corey Lemonier will make it easier for the 49ers to move on from that contract.

Round 3 - With pick #13 of the third round - Kelcy Quarles - Defensive Tackle, South Carolina - Quarles provides a pass rushing defensive tackle who can take over for Ray McDonald in a year or two.

With pick #36 of the third round - C.J. Fiedorowicz - Tight End, Iowa - The 49ers use their first compensatory pick to grab a tight end that is a very good run blocker with surprising ability in the passing game.

Round 4 - With pick #29 of the fourth round - Craig Loston - Safety, LSU - The 49ers go back to LSU for to grab a safety for the second year in a row. Loston will reunite with Eric Reid, his backfield partner for the Tigers. Loston will initially provide depth for special teams while backing up Antoine Bethea.

Round 5 - With pick #30 of the fifth round - David Fales - Quarterback, San Jose State - The 49ers don't have to go far to grab a guy that they can develop to be a long term back up and stop the carousel behind Colin Kaepernick.

Round 7 - With pick #27 of the seventh round - Aaron Colvin - Cornerback, Oklahoma - Colvin was among the top ranked corners before injuring his knee during practice for the Senior Bowl. Colvin is the type of redshirt prospect that Trent Baalke likes to go after every year.

With pick #28 of the seventh round - Shaq Evans - Wide Receiver, UCLA - Evans has the potential to be a steal at the end of the draft. According to stats.com Evans had the third most receptions against top 50 cornerbacks in 2013. Evans also has measurables that are very close to those of Justin Blackmon and Jermaine Kearse.

With pick #30 of the seventh round - DeAnthony Thomas, RB, Oregon - The 49ers take a flyer at the end of the draft on Thomas, who brings with him the ability to return kicks along with being a slash type of player.
The opinions within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


17 Comments

  • Big Kell
    Man you whiffed COMPLETELY. Do you want all those hours you wasted back? Haha!
    May 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    Response: Not at all, and while I missed on the players I didn't miss on the need that they filled. I saw the 49ers biggest need as a slot corner and they did that with Ward. Fuller was gone way to early to be worth trading up for. Instead of Latimer they picked up Stevie Johnson prior to round 2, and still got a guy who could stretch the field in Bruce Ellington. They still went outside linebacker with Aaron Lynch. Have to also give a big props to the commentor, garlicboy, who after my initial mock a couple months ago yelled at me that Trey Millard should be on their in the 7th. He nailed it!
  • mooseman
    I kinda was close,missed the cbs.Any thoughts on how the niners did?
    May 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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  • Lucky Phil
    I am sure if the draft were conducted next week instead of tonight we all would have another mock (final) draft. But Hey It's Finally Here. So, enough of all the BS, Here's my final picks. Trade both 2nd rd picks to move up and take D. Ford. Stay at #30 = J. Matthews. Start working the phones and trade Crabtree tomorrow morning for a 3rd and future 2nd rd pick. Trade next yrs 2nd rd picks and one 3rd rd this year for Jimmie Ward and P. Richardson. Jimmie is our slot corner this yr. P. Richardson is our future #1 receiver. If P. Desir is around in 3rd take him, If not trade one our 3's for J. Blackmon (suspended). If Jacksonville takes Watkins they will be happy to get rid of him. Caruan Reid & G Atkinson with the remaining two 3rd picks. K Fortt (4th) C. Lyerla (5th) Demetri Goodson (6th). Send this straight to Baalke, he will be waiting for it.
    May 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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  • Marty One
    I like the first few picks. I just don't think the Niners will draft 10 rookies altogether this year. With a stacked roster, I don't see how some of the drafted rookies are going to make the eventual 53-men roster. I'd be surprised if more than 3 drafted rookies are starters this year. It'd be smarter of the the team simply package more picks to trade up for better prospects, or trade away picks for next year.
    May 8, 2014 at 12:27 AM
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  • Nick S.
    Niners will trade up for a first-round receiver. Guarantee it. This team has never put $$$ into the CB position, similar to the Steelers & Ravens, who all believe the best defensive strategy comes from pressure from the front-7, not from covrage. The 49ers will find value in later rounds to fill the need at CB.
    May 7, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    Response: George Zimmer was fired by Mens Warehouse you know. Be careful with guaranteeing anything. ; )
  • Matt "Magilla"
    Yes you can mark my words.
    May 7, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    Response: Cool. Consider them marked.
  • Matt "Magilla"
    Aaron Colvin will not be there in the 7th round. He won't get past the 4th.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Response: Should I mark your words on that?
  • 16NINER42
    Trade 1st rd pick, 2nd rd pick, 4th rd pick, 2015 1st rd pick to houston for jacksonvilles #3. We get Sammy Watkins!!!!
    May 7, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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  • Kyle
    Finally! A mock draft not taking Beckham. I really like Fuller, I think he's just as good as Gilbert. I don't like Beckham on tape. I don't see the Niners taking him. They'll pick a receiver with more size.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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  • Frank
    I like it! I would be happy if it went this way..I really would like Beckham though. Mark my words he will not be a bust! He is like a Percy Harvin without the injuries. The only other problem is I really only see one starter out of the bunch in Fuller.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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  • Yung Eezy
    Your first round trade is what is confusing everybody, with the "and 2015l typo included, which looks like you're throwing in a third pick from 2015, but not clear on the round. Regardless, I'm not a fan. Colvin will not be there in the 7th.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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  • b3
    #30 of rnd 3 is comp, not to be traded
    May 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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    Response: Nope. Pick #36 of round 3 is the comp pick.
  • Bob
    Trade 2 #1 picks to move up 6 spots and take Kyle Fuller. No need to read the rest of the mock because that is the stupidest trade EVER. If they want to move up six spots it would take a low third rounder at most and why bother when Fuller is in a group of CBs rated about the same and available at #30.
    May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    Response: You may want to try reading it again. It's a swap of first rounders with their second pick in round 3, #30 thrown in. San Diego at #25 is likely to go after a CB, hence the desire to trade in front of them.
  • Frank
    Jack, I like it...a lot. I like that you resisted getting on the Beckham/Cooks bandwagon with the 1st pick. It seems you agree with me...the biggest WR priority Baalke has is to find Crabtree's replacement. Only player I can say "nyet" to is Colvin...not that he can't play, but with his reckless abandon style at @ 177-180 lbs, he'll arguably spend more time on the IRL than the roster. If they red-shirt him, he could put on some weight...but, there are a lot of bigger CB's who're healthy I'd pick first.
    May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    Response: Beckham is going to be a bust. Watch his game against TCU. Verrett dominates him in press coverage. http://draftbreakdown.com/video/odell-beckham-jr-vs-tcu-2013/
  • Jason
    Pretty horrible.
    May 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    Response: Thank you
  • mooseman
    Confusing first sentence,anyway not bad,most dolts doing mocks have no clue.This one is ok. Dont think Lattimore will be there. We dont need a TE. We need a big rb in the third because of the departure of Boobie,I would take another cb in round 2 instead of a lb. Maybe Desir,also we need a slot wr Ilike Ellington in the third. Also can you fit brandon Thomas somewhere.Iupati will be gone.........You at least thought about your mock,good job
    May 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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  • TheGrigga
    This one is decent, better than the last. I think 4 of the first 6 picks should be CBs And WRs. Ill go with Verrett, Benjamin, Paul Richardson (who I want the most), Bashaud Breeland. If we can land them 4, I would be extatic. Also sprinkle Deone Buchanon somewhere with the other 2 picks, draft over!!!!
    May 7, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    Response: I like Verrett too, just not as much as Fuller.

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