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EARLY Mock Draft for 49ers


I know its early but I love the offseason. So this is just something fun. Hope you enjoy.

Round 1

Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall

Height: 6-5. Weight: 263.
Projected 40 Time: 4.66.

In 2011, Curry has 72 tackles with 21 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, three blocked kicks and six forced fumbles. He had a three sack game against Southern Mississippi. Curry has added weight from the 2010 season, roughly 10 pounds, yet he still looks fast and explosive. Curry has had to battle consistent extra blocking this season. Right now, his consistency from 2010 to 2011 has his stock moving up. He looks like an ideal fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Curry has a good get off and gets upfield in a hurry. He is very athletic.

Round 2

Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State

Height: 6-1. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.

Martin has had a good senior season and had a bigger presence than his stats illustrate. Entering his bowl game, Martin totaled 65 tackles (52 solo) with four tackles for a loss, nine passes broken up and two forced fumbles. He had a strong showing against Texas A&M in a big road win for Oklahoma State. Martin is a natural free safety who patrols the deep part of the field well. He has good speed and covers a lot of ground. Martin also doesn't shy away from getting physical.

Round 3

Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.62.

Criner was productive this season with 75 receptions for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns. He the most reliable and consistent weapon for quarterback Nick Foles. An appendectomy kept Criner out against Oklahoma State, and Arizona really missed him. He excels at jump balls downfield. Criner looks like a potential possession receiver in the NFL who could be a good redzone weapon. He reportedly has some off-the-field concerns.

Round 4

Ryan Broyles, WR/PR, Oklahoma

Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.

Broyles' stock is hard to estimate after he tore an ACL to end his season on Nov. 5 against Texas A&M. For the year, he had 83 receptions for 1,157 yards and 10 touchdowns. Broyles also returned 19 punts for 196 yards. He was very consistent this season before the injury. Broyles displayed great hands, runs good routes, toughness and intelligence. In his collegiate career, the senior wide out caught 349 passes for 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also returned a total of 108 punts for 1,194 yards (11.1 average) and two scores.
Even with Broyles' massive production, he could be an underrated playerm, especially coming off the injury. Broyles should be fine for his rookie season, but he may not be able to work out much prior to the draft. In the NFL, Broyles projects to being a strong slot receiver who has the ability to make some plays downfield.

Round 5

Mike Ryan, OT, Connecticut

Height: 6-5. Weight: 330.

Ryan had some good games this season, including his matchup against Pittsburgh defensive end Brandon Lindsey. Ryan could be a sleeper prospect.

Round 6

Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State

Height: 6-3. Weight: 235.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.

Burris was an excellent college player. As a senior, he recorded 78 tackles with 19.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks and one pass broken up. Burris had a similar stat line in 2011 to his junior year production of 80 tackles with 20 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Against Michigan, he had some struggles with the Wolverines stronger linemen as they rode him out of a number of plays. In San Diego State's 3-3-5 defense, Burris was a rush linebacker. He would better off adding weight and playing in a 3-4 defense that can use him as a blitzer.

Round 7

Jeff Demps, RB/KR, Florida

Height: 5-8. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.25.

Demps flashed some big plays and also showed durability concerns throughout the season. He accumulated 539 yards rushing on 91 carries with six touchdowns in 2011. The senior also caught 10 passes for 250 yards and a score. Demps can score on any touch, but he can also suffer an injury on any carry.

Jeff Demps has been one of the fastest players in college football since he broke into the lineup as a true freshman in 2008. However, Demps has never been the feature back at Florida as he has shared carries with Tim Tebow, Chris Rainey, Emmanuel Moody, and others. Last year, Demps led the Gators with 551 yards rushing on only 92 carries. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. In three seasons, Demps has caught 41 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown. He is a homerun threat who can score on any carry, but Demps will need to show NFL teams that he can contribute as a kick returner as well.

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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