Niners Nation Podcast: NFL Draft - QB and ILB positions

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Tre talks with long-time Draftnik Benjamin Allbright, focusing on the QB and ILB positions in the upcoming NFL Draft.

As the NFL Draft approaches, the Niners Nation Podcast has you covered. We'll first run through some of the top names to keep an eye on, at each position, leading up to the Draft. Then we'll cover each day of the scouting Combine workouts. Finally we'll circle back and update our thoughts on prospects at each position, giving you insight into guys the 49ers might select this May.

Scheduled for Thursday February 20th, 2014 @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET

Tre talks with long-time Draftnik Benjamin Allbright, focusing on the QB and ILB positions in the upcoming NFL Draft. Despite the fact the 49ers aren't likely to use an early pick on either position, we'll talk about a few guys to keep an eye on as the process evolves. Check out Draft Breakdown to watch video cut-ups of almost every prospect, and form your own opinion! Feel free to drop in some comments with QB/ILB that are of particular interest to you.

You can listen to this episode of the podcast tonight right here on this page using the player above. If you have any problems with it, you can also listen here. The podcast will be available later on iTunes. Search Niners Nation podcast. For archive listeners on Android devices, try the Podkicker app.

Feel free to submit any topics, questions, suggestions, etc. in the comments below. If you plan on listening (live or archived), and want to beef up on wide receivers, there are plenty of resources. Over at Draft Breakdown, you cancheck out a variety of video on all the notable prospects. You can google NFL draft QB and ILB rankings, but just to get you started, here are CBS Sports' rankings. These are not the be-all, end-all, but rather a jumping off point of discussion:

RANK PLAYER POS. POS. RANK SCHOOL CLASS HT. WT. PROJ. ROUND
3 *Teddy Bridgewater QB 1 Louisville Jr 6-2 205 1
5 *Blake Bortles QB 2 UCF rJr 6-3 230 1
7 *Johnny Manziel QB 3 Texas A&M rSo 6-0 210 1
29 Derek Carr QB 4 Fresno State rSr 6-2 215 1-2
57 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 5 Eastern Illinois Sr 6-2 219 2
89 A.J. McCarron QB 6 Alabama rSr 6-3 214 3
109 Zach MettenbergerInjured QB 7 LSU rSr 6-5 235 3-4
125 Aaron MurrayInjured QB 8 Georgia rSr 6-1 201 4
153 David Fales QB 9 San Jose State Sr 6-2 220 4-5
169 *Brett Smith QB 10 Wyoming Jr 6-2 206 5-6
RANK PLAYER POS. POS. RANK SCHOOL CLASS HT. WT. PROJ. ROUND
16 C.J. Mosley ILB 1 Alabama Sr 6-2 232 1
76 *Yawin Smallwood ILB 2 Connecticut rJr 6-3 236 2-3
92 Chris Borland ILB 3 Wisconsin rSr 6-0 245 3
115 Shayne Skov ILB 4 Stanford rSr 6-2 245 3-4
124 Christian Jones ILB 5 Florida State Sr 6-4 234 4
143 Lamin Barrow ILB 6 LSU rSr 6-1 229 4-5
176 Preston Brown ILB 7 Louisville Sr 6-1 262 5-6
197 Devekeyan Lattimore ILB 8 South Florida rSr 6-0 237 6
214 Jeremiah George ILB 9 Iowa State Sr 5-11 231 6-7
237 Andrew Jackson ILB 10 Western Kentucky Sr 6-1 259 7
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