The NFL Combine wraps up Tuesday afternoon, but in the meantime, we've got updated Monday NFL mock drafts. I'll update the mock draft database for tomorrow, but in the meantime, let's take a look at Mocking the Draft's latest 2014 NFL mock draft.
Dan Kadar put this one together, and he has the 49ers looking secondary with their first round pick:
30. San Francisco 49ers - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State - Carlos Rogers could be cut if he doesn't restructure and San Francisco's depth at cornerback is questionable regardless. Roby is a great athlete who can cover any type of receiver.
Roby is the fourth cornerback off the board, following Justin Gilbert (22), Darqueze Dennard (24) and Jason Verrett (27). You can also add three other secondary members off the board before Roby. Kadar has safeties Calvin Pryor (13), HaHa Clinton-Dix (14) and Jimmie Ward (23) coming off the board as well before Roby to the 49ers.
The 49ers have shown they're a team willing to move around. They moved up in the first round last year, and then moved all around the next few rounds. I don't think any of us would be remotely surprised to see them move around from their 2014 first round pick, but would a move back to add 2015 picks potentially be the play? This is an incredibly deep draft, so why not try and use that to build talent and future picks?
This will of course depend on how the draft board shapes up as pick No. 30 approaches. If the right guys are sliding and the 49ers think there are still three or four corners they really like, why not potentially move down. They'll need a dance partner to make this happen, but Baalke and company have done a good job finding trade partners.
It is still possible the 49ers could elect to move up as well, but with this kind of depth, it seems like a trade down makes more sense than anything else. We don't know the 49ers draft board (reportedly 60-65% complete heading into the Combine), so the 49ers very well could be salivating over one particular player. Two and a half more months of speculation!