Final* 7-Round 49er Mock Draft
Barring prospect injury/arrest or a trade, this will be my final 49er full-round mock. I limited my picks to prospects who have draft grades near where we pick - based on profootball weekly's draft value chart. Here we go!
1 (30) - WR Rueben Randle, LSU - Late First Round Grade - I like Fleener myself, but I do not think he is going to be there when we pick. Rueben Randle is clearly the 3rd best WR prospect in this draft after Blackmon and Floyd, and is a perfect fit for West Coast Offense that likes to run the ball a lot and execute a ball-control offense. He has excellent hands, runs crisp routes, great size, ran a 4.42 at his pro day, is a very good blocker, and 'fights' for critical yards to move the chains on third down. He's perfect for us
2 (61) - CB Alfonzo Dennard,, Nebraska - Late Second Round Grade - Simply the best player available. Dennard is a physical cover corner who fit our primary zone scheme perfectly. He's a physical corner whos excellent against the run and can jam WRs much bigger than him effectively. He's got a physical attitude that he takes with him onto the field - he got into a fight with Alshon Jeffery in the Capital One Bowl. Strong nickel corner, and will allow us to perhaps have one of the best *dime* coverage packages in the NFL in 2012 and 2013 with Rogers, Brown, Culliver, and Dennard. Dennard is an excellent fit for our intimidating, physical style of defense.
3 (92) - C/G Phil Blake, Baylor - Late Third Round Grade - Phil Blake is an excellent pass blocking interior linemand who started at center for the pass-heavy RGIII offense at Baylor. He can also play guard, making him the perfect option for the 49ers: we have a center of the future (and a 2012 backup) and a guy that can play right guard with tenacity. He is also an excellent shotgun snapper. I would expect him to start at RG in 2012 unless Kilgore is as good as we all hope he is.
4 (125) DL Jaye Howard, Florida - Late Fourth Round Pick Grade - the 6-3 305 pound Defensive Lineman from Florida is a big-time sleeper prospect. Scouts are saying that he's not big enough to play DT in a 4-3 offense, but I think he's perfect to play the 5-technique for us. He will be able to rotate in immediately and could end up being a steal.
5 (165) TE James Hanna, Oklahoma - Mid Fifth Round Grade - OK I cheated slightly on the draft grade, but I'm only asking for a 10 - 15 spot slide in the 5th round. Hanna is a very quick receiving Tight End out of Oklahoma that surprised a lot of scouts at the combine with a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash. He's a fairly raw prospect for being a 5th year Senior, but he will fit very well with our Offense.
6 (199) FS/CB Janzen Jackson, McNeese State - Early 7th Round Grade - Jackson was one of the top DB recruits in the country when he chose to go to Tennessee. He had a blowup with the Kiffin Staff, left the team, and went back to Louisiana -- he entered this draft early. He had a poor 40 time that has cost him the chance to be drafted in the 4th round or so, but at #199, Jackson is good value for depth and has the raw skills to turn into a true gem
7 (237) C/G Gino Gradkowski, Delaware - Late Seventh Round Grade - The younger brother of Bengals Backup QB Nruce Gradkowski, the Delaware Center/Guard is getting a lot of looks from teams right now, but he has a 7th/UFA grade. Can play both Guard and Center - paired with Blake we would have a lot of flexibility on the line. A bit undersized.
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