I'm Very Happy With our "30 at 30" Options, Except For Two Players

With all the mocks that have come out and all the different directions we can go, I am very comfortable with our options at #30. There are, however, two players that I would be very upset if we took them at #30 -- I did have four players -- Shea McLellin and Derek Wolfe -- but I'm sold on McLellin now and Wolfe is simply a 2nd or 3rd round pick (I think only Mel Kiper has him as a first rounder).

The first is Kendall Wright. He's a 5-10 slot receiver without elite speed. I have no idea what use he would be to the 49ers and his selection would cause me to question Baalke's competence. He would be a terrible, terrible choice. All of the other 4 options at #30 for TEs/WRs each have their own strengths and weaknesses that we can all make arguments for...I'd be fine with any of them.

The second is Janoris Jenkins. The guy has major off the field issues, both with the law and in personal life. It clearly shows a lack of responsibility in life that will represent itself on the field at some point and through his work ethic. This is a "Raiders" pick or a "Bengals" pick -- I would be very unhappy with the pick, but I would have to assume that Baalke determined his off the field issues are manageable and we can mature him as a man. Top 10 talent, Ten Cent head.

After the jump is my big board of 30 players we can take at #30, sorted by skill group

Defensive Line

Michael Brockers

Jerel Worthy

Devon Still

Kendall Reyes

Brandon Thompson

Alameda Ta'amu

Edge-rusher (DE/OLB)

Nick Perry

Courtney Upshaw

Andre Branch

Whitney Mercilus

Shea McClellin

Chandler Jones

Vinny Curry

Defensive Back

Stephon Gilmore

Dre Kirkpatrick

Josh Robinson

Harrison Smith

Receivers and Tight Ends

Coby Fleener

Rueben Randle

Stephen Hill

Alshon Jeffery

Running Backs

Doug Martin

David Wilson

Lamar Miller

Offensive Line

Kevin Zeitler

Amini Silatolu

Peter Konz

Riley Reiff

Cordy Glenn

Jonathan Martin

All of those players are solid. On the DL, we have a great selection of 5-technique Ends and one NT prospect. This might possibly be ther best year for pass-rushers I've ever seen available between #20 and #40 that we can select to rotate in with Aldon Smith and Brooks. At DB, Gilmore and Kirkpatrick will probably be gone too soon, but I'd be happy with Robinson or smith at #30. WR/TE will be a likely choice - the four solid receiving prospects available are all good choices -- depending on what you're looking for. And although I do not prefer we draft a running back at #30, if Baalke took one of these three running backs I would totally understand. Finally to the O-line, another likely option. Some of these guys are Offensive Tackles, but again I would totally understand them being picked; Anthony Davis was a 'singletary pick', and if Jim Harbaugh prefers Jon Martin at RT and Anthony Davis at RG, I wouldn't complain.

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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