Hey guys I am picking for the 49ers in Gang Green Nations Mock Draft. I live in Sacramento so I have an idea of what the consensus is between my friends but I wanted to hear it from you guys too. If I were the Niners my draft board would be: 1. Patrick Peterson 2. Von Miller 3. Marcell Dareus 4. Robert Quinn 5. Prince Amukamara
Of course this all depends on who is drafted the 6 spots ahead of them, but I have seen a few mocks that have the niners getting Patrick Peterson. IMO Peterson is the most complete and by far, besides maybe Phil Taylor is the safest pick in the draft. Peterson will pair up great opposite to Clements. The Niners were 24th in the NFL against the pass allowing 231 yards a game. It is hard to close out games with a below average secondary. Peterson is an instant upgrade and the niners should easily have a top15 pass defense. Being able to stop a teams pass attack late in the game should help the Niners close out games. I think that going with Peterson or Amukamara would be their best option for short and distant future (Clements has been in the NFL 11 years and someone is going to have to step up for him.)
This is a two round mock, so I have to make another selection and if I were allowed to trade the Niners pick, I think that it would be very wise and worth the wait. I know, I know; you all want that franchise QB, but this draft is medicore at best in who's available. Don't you think that it would be in the best interest in the Niners to trade for a pick next year and accumulate picks for the draft next year? Andrew Luck should be stellar next year, and worth the number 1 overall pick. Now I think that it is safe to assume that the Niners won't be placing last next season, but imagine the havoc that Harbaugh and Luck could create being on the same team next year. Harbaugh already knows him and I think would set him up to be a star in the NFL...I think that there are a few teams that would be willing trade up or into the early second round for a first round next year (including my Jets I think). If the Niners did that they should have more than enough ammo to get the number 1 pick in the draft and get that QB you all are desperate for.
But since I cannot trade I think that the Niners would give a look at Mallet, or Ponder as their franchise QB. Which I think is another reason why they should trade it for a pick next year. Or the Niners could draft a WR, OLB, or DE. I think that it would be wise for them to go WR considering that Crabtree is the only legit WR you have on your team. Guys like Leonard Hankerson, Jonathon Baldwin, and Randal Cobb would be great selections imo.
Who do you guys think the Niners will draft? Thanks for the input