Official NN Draft Thread

Fooch's Note: I changed the title to official NN Draft Thread. I figure there will be plenty of folks looking to discuss the draft so let's have a single FanPost for this discussion. Drew K will have plenty of draft discussion on the front page, but it's good to have a single separate thread for now.

Hoping this can be an ongoing thread and hopefully looking upward as the year goes on. Looking at todays game it looks like QB goes back on the draft list again. 

Some draft info and my  current outlook after the jump


We have the following picks in next year’s draft: Rd 1, Rd 2, Rd 3, Rd 4, Rd 4 (from Charger’s trade in last year’s draft), Rd 5,  Rd 6 (from SEA for Kentwan Balmer), Rd 6, Rd 7 (from the Lions for Shaun Hill).

Here are some sites that are good for finding out draft information: - Our official draft site. - Good for lists of players by senior year and info as far as 40 times and such. – Recommended by smileyman as a good informational site. Has top player rankings (seniors only)


Looking at things now it looks like our needs are as follows: QB/CB (toss up for which is needed more), 3-4 DE, possibly an NT based on what happens with Franklin and RJF. We could also probably stand to get a COP Back and a WR in the later rounds.

Here’s a list from DraftBreakdown of some of the top college seniors at those positions:


1. Jake Locker Washington 6'3" 226 lbs 

2. Christian Ponder Florida State 6'3" 227 lbs 

3. Pat Devlin Delaware 6'4" 220 lbs 

4. Case Keenum Houston 6'2" 210 lbs  

5. Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech 6'1" 217 lbs  

6. Jerrod Johnson Texas A&M 6'5" 243 lbs 

7. Colin Kaepernick Nevada 6'6" 215 lbs  

8. Ricky Stanzi Iowa 6'4" 230 lbs  

9. Andy Dalton TCU 6'3" 215 lbs  

10. Greg McElroy Alabama 6'3" 225 lbs  



1. Prince Amukamara Nebraska 6'1" 205 lbs 

2. Ras-I Dowling Virginia 6'2" 205 lbs 

3. Jimmy Smith Colorado 6'2" 205 lbs  

4. Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State 6'0" 190 lbs  

5. Kendric Burney North Carolina 5'9" 190 lbs  

6. Curtis Brown Texas 6'0" 180 lbs  

7. Rashad Carmichael Virginia Tech 5'11" 190 lbs  

8. Charles Brown North Carolina 5'10" 205 lbs  

9. Marcus Gilchrist Clemson 5'11" 190 lbs  

10. Chris Culliver South Carolina 6'1" 197 lbs  


      Defensive Ends

1. Adrian Clayborn Iowa 6'4" 285 lbs 

2. Allen Bailey Miami 6'4" 288 lbs 

3. Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 6'4" 263 lbs  

4. Greg Romeus Pittsburgh 6'6" 270 lbs 

5. Dontay Moch Nevada 6'1" 245 lbs  

6. Sam Acho Texas 6'3" 260 lbs  

7. Jeremy Beal Oklahoma 6'3" 261 lbs  

8. Cliff Matthews South Carolina 6'4" 260 lbs  

9. Pernell McPhee Mississippi State 6'4" 275 lbs  

10. Ricky Elmore Arizona 6'5" 250 lbs 


      Defensive Tackles

1. Cameron Heyward Ohio State 6'5" 288 lbs 

2. Marvin Austin North Carolina 6'3" 305 lbs 

3. Stephen Paea Oregon State 6'1" 311 lbs 

4. Jerrell Powe Ole Miss 6'2" 330 lbs  

5. Jarvis Jenkins Clemson 6'4" 310 lbs 

6. Drake Nevis LSU 6'1" 292 lbs  

7. Adrian Taylor Oklahoma 6'4" 291 lbs  

8. Phil Taylor Baylor 6'4" 355 lbs  

9. Colby Whitlock Texas Tech 6'2" 287 lbs  

10. Anthony Gray Southern Mississippi 6'0" 314 lbs  


Here’s what I’m currently thinking as far as our pick in the first 4 rounds:

Rd 1CB Ras I Dowling or Aaron Brown or Williams

Rd 2QB Pat Devlin or Nick Fowles

Rd 3 - DL Christian Ballard

Rd 4 - RB Jeff Demps or Derrick Locke

Rd 4 - NT  Anthony Gray or Kendrick Ellis (If he’s there)


This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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