Last month, I put together a 7-round disaster mock showing a worst-case scenario should Matt Millen storm the 49ers' war room and begin drafting players with 'issues'. I figured I'd update it one last time before we draft live tonight.
Round 1: Manti Te'o (LB) - This disaster needs no explanation, but if you do need one, ask Lennay Kekua.
Round 2: Tyrann Mathieu (DB) - Sorry, but a guy who misses a full year of football because he can't put down the bong is just downright irresponsible. I don't care if he has a cool nickname like the 'Honey Badger' or played for LSU. The last thing the 49ers need is their own version of Johnny Jolly.
Round 3: Sam Montgomery (DE) - He recently admitted to not giving full effort while playing for LSU. Why any prospect would even admit to being lazy is just downright dumb. Drafting a player without a motor is just asking for problems.
Round 4: Nate Montana (QB): Don't get me wrong. I love Joe Montana, got his autograph at the big Tristar convention in SF this past weekend and shook his hand. He's the most clutch QB in NFL history and has the Super Bowl rings to back it up. Unfortunately, his son Nate isn't even projected to get drafted much less go onto win 4 Super Bowls like his old man. Although the 49ers gave him a courtesy work-out at their local pro day, it would be a mistake to burn a draft pick on a Division-II quarterback with a weak arm.
Round 5: Jawan Jamison (RB) It's not that Jamison wasn't a good running back in college, it's just that the 49ers already have two undersized backs in LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter, so adding another 5'7 guy is just overkill at this point.
Round 6: Duke Williams (Safety): You know Harbalke love reclamation projects and aren't afraid to take a chance on players with maturity issues, but Williams has had his share of run-ins with the law. As for on-field issues, the hard-hitting safety gets exposed on play-action passes and was regularly penalized by officials for manhandling receivers....sound familiar?
Round 7: Leon Sandecastle (DB) - Have you ever seen a 45-year old man play corner back in the NFL? Do you really want to? Sure, he ran a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash - BACK IN 1989!