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The Incredibly Shrinking 2012 Draft Class

Of the 7 players drafted last year, only 2 1 will likely be available to play come week 1 of the regular season this year. Given the success of the 2011 draft class and the potential that the 2013 class has shown, one can't be too devastated about how the 2012 class has panned out thus far, but here's what it looks like as of today:

1st Round: A.J. Jenkins -traded to Kansas City

2nd Round: LaMichael James - injured / out 3-4 weeks

4th Round: Joe Looney - active

5th Round: Darius Fleming - injured reserve

6th Round: Trent Robinson - cut before 2013 season

6th Round: Jason Slowey - cut before 2012 season

7th Round: Cam Johnson - traded to Indianapolis

The only potential standout I see worth keeping down the road might be Cam Johnson, and that's if he performs in the regular season the way he has in the preseason. I'm not entirely sold on LMJ as an every down back and it's hard to see Looney starting on the O-line unless someone goes down with an injury. I think the 49ers will eventually lose patience with Fleming's habitual injuries and release him at some point this year. Your thoughts?

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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