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With the 15th Pick in the First Round the 49ers Select...

Apr 30, 2015 at 11:07 AM


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For the first time since the 2011 draft the 49ers find themselves with a pick in the top half of the first round due to their 8-8 record in 2014. Trent Baalke enters Thursday night with a number of holes to fill on both sides of the ball, and the following is how he will look to fill those holes.

Round 1, pick 15 - Dorial Green-Beckham - Wide Receiver, Oklahoma.

The 49ers need to add playmakers on offense, and with DeVante Parker off the board when the 49ers pick comes up Trent Baalke goes with the best remaining wide receiver available. Green-Beckham made an instant impact with Missouri in college, and his ability to use his body to gain position will make him the instant redzone threat that the 49ers offense has desperately needed the last few seasons.

Round 2, pick 46 - Jaelen Collins - Cornerback, LSU.

Collins is coming off foot surgery, but is expected to be ready for minicamps in May. Look for the 49ers to bring him along slowly behing free agent Shareece Wright. In 2014, Collins allowed just over 35% of the passes thrown his way to be completed.

Round 3, pick 79 - Marcus Hardison - Defensive Tackle, Arizona State.

Hardison had a tremendous 2014 campaign in the desert which included 10 sacks, and 15 tackles for loss. The 49ers will look for him to improve their pass rush in 2015 and beyond.

Round 4, pick 127 - Jeremiah Poutasi - Guard, Utah.

Poutasi has the size and versatility that Trent Baalke looks for in his offensive linemen. He played at left tackle for the Utes the last two seasons, but projects more as a guard or swing tackle for the 49ers.

Round 4, pick 132 - Sean Mannion - Quarterback, Oregon State.

There has been chatter that Trent Baalke is very interested in Mannion, which makes sense. Mannion spent his college career playing in a pro style offense for the Beavers, and is at his best when throwing off play action. This should fit right into what the 49ers will be doing offensively under the new coaching regime, and Mannion gives them a solution as a long-term back up.

Round 5, pick 151 - Taiwan Jones - Inside Linebacker, Michigan State.

Jones provides the 49ers with another Big Ten linebacker to replace Chris Borland. Jones plays downhill with power and could push Michael Wilhoite for playing time alongside Novorro Bowman.

Round 6, pick 189 - Terrence Magee - Running Back, LSU.

While short in stature, Magee has shown the ability to run with power. He will give the 49ers another option at running back behind Kendall Hunter.

Round 7, pick 246 - Quandre Diggs - Cornerback, Texas.

Diggs was a primary starter for four seasons with the Longhorns, and his experience playing inside and outside provides versatility.

Round 7, pick 254 - Junior Sylvestre - Outside Linebacker, Toledo.

Quick athlete with the ability to drop into coverage and rush the passer.
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.


11 Comments

  • Fazon
    If only the draft had panned out this way, the critics & fans wouldn't be giving the 49ers the deserved flack that they have received thus far from a grade "F" Draft
    May 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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  • Leo
    Great stuff Jack. Love it. First 4 picks could contribute right away. I would like to see a OLB picked up earlier, too many questions around Aldon's future, and Lemonier is done.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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  • frank
    I could live with this!
    Apr 30, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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  • Ryan
    i don't see Jalen Collins, coming off injury, and coming into the league with multiple failed marijuana tests at LSU. he will already be "in the program" and his first failed test in the NFL will result in 4 game or longer suspension. DGB you can trade back 10 picks and probably still land. he's not good value at 15. Mark Dominic on NFL Network actually predicted he goes in the 3rd round, maybe end of the 2nd.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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  • bobpepin
    I really hope DGB
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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  • ddmur
    I will make a $50.00 donation to your favorite charity if you hit on only one of these.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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  • Cove_09
    If it turns out like this.... We're a playoff team this year!
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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  • Estal Cole
    Finally a mock that is real Good job Hammer I would rather have DBG on our team than have to face off against him. You covered all needs. If we had an extra pick would have used it to improve our TE situation
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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  • Ladale
    Nice mock. I definitely see the 9ers getting more offensive and Beckham will be a VJack type guy. But I could also see them maybe even going Todd Gurley as that Watters/Craig type.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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  • Zach Ameen
    Baalke is too dumb and he won't pick Dorial Green-Beckham. Baalke will pick DB or LB.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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  • Jerald Sencil
    Finally a mock draft that makes sense.
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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