2013 NFL Mock Draft: Considering D.J. Swearinger with the 49ers later second round pick

Streeter Lecka

We make our second second round pick in the 2013 SB Nation blogger mock draft.

Earlier this week, I pointed out how SB Nation's mock draft had the 49ers selecting D.J. Swearinger with their first pick. In a good bit of timing, my late second round pick in the SB Nation blogger mock draft came up, and I decided to go with Swearinger. I view him as a guy who really could provide a version of a younger Dashon Goldson with more upside. Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar was a fan of the pick:

Here at Mocking the Draft, or SB Nation NFL Draft (whichever), we have quite strong feelings for Swearinger. He's an instinctual safety with the athleticism to gamble and make up on the play. Swearinger's ability to read the quarterback is matched in this year's safety class only by Kenny Vaccaro. He doesn't bite on play fakes and closes in a hurry. If the 49ers could get him in the first round, it's a good choice. To get him in the second could be considered the steal of this mock.

Earlier in the draft, I selected Jesse Williams in the first round, and Zach Ertz early in the second round. I'm not 100% sold on either of them, but seeing D.J. Swearinger fall deep into the second, it was a bit of a no-brainer for me. And that was part of the reason I passed on safety with picks 31 and 34. It was somewhat a roll of the dice, but I felt quality safety talent would slip to me with the 49ers late second round pick.

Swearinger has not gotten quite the love that Kenny Vaccaro, Jonathan Cyprien and other safeties have gotten, but he seems to be climbing in the eyes of prognosticators. Of course, while draft "experts" are finalizing their opinions, the 49ers and other teams likely have their boards long since done. Trent Baalke said as much during his Wednesday media sessions.

One of my followers on Twitter (@TDAVENPORT88) conducted an interview with Swearinger for Golden Gate Sports. Give it a read when you get a minute.

The 2013 SB Nation blogger mock draft is now complete. We have a full draft stream with explanations and analysis for every pick. Give it a look, and here is a rundown of all the picks:

Pick Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
3 Oakland Raiders Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
4 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
6 Cleveland Browns Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
7 Arizona Cardinals Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
8 Buffalo Bills Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
9 New York Jets Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
10 Tennessee Titans Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
12 Miami Dolphins Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
15 New Orleans Saints Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
16 St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
18 Dallas Cowboys Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
19 New York Giants Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
20 Chicago Bears Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
21 Cincinnati Bengals Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS) Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int'l
23 Minnesota Vikings Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
24 Indianapolis Colts Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
25 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA) Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
26 Green Bay Packers Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
27 Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28 Denver Broncos D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
29 New England Patriots Keenan Allen, WR, California
30 Atlanta Falcons Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
31 San Francisco 49ers Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
32 Baltimore Ravens Kevin Minter, LB, LSU

Second Round

Pick Team Player
33 Jacksonville Jaguars Sio Moore, LB Uconn
34 San Francisco 49ers Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
35 Philadelphia Eagles Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
36 Detroit Lions Larry Warford, OB, Kentucky
37 Cincinnati Bengals Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
38 Arizona Cardinals Kyle Long, OB, Oregon
39 New York Jets Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
40 Tennessee Titans Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama
41 Buffalo Bills EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
42 Miami Dolphins Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
44 Carolina Panthers Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
45 San Diego Chargers Terron Armstread, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
46 St. Louis Rams Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
47 Dallas Cowboys Eric Reid, S, LSU
48 Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Elam, S, Florida
49 New York Giants Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
50 Chicago Bears Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
51 Washington Redskins Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
52 Minnesota Vikings Robert Woods, WR, USC
53 Cincinnati Bengals Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina
54 Miami Dolphins Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
55 Green Bay Packers Travis Frederick, OG, Wisconsin
56 Seattle Seahawks Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
57 Houston Texans Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Western
58 Denver Broncos Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB. Auburn
59 New England Patriots Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
60 Atlanta Falcons David Amerson, CB, NC State
61 San Francisco 49ers D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
62 Baltimore Ravens Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
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