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Oh, what the heck....

Basing my mock on the fact that I don't think the club has any pressing needs at present, and it's difficult to assess where they might lie in the future. So, looking for bargains, players who can have an impact but might reasonably be available on draft day. In the line of what the team did last year with Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore, along with acquiring young players like Blaine Gabbert and Jonathan Martin for late draft picks. 1. Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA. Su'a-Filo is arguably the best guard prospect in the class and was a true freshman starter at LT for the Bruins before leaving for a two year Mormon mission. He would be unquestionably the best center in this draft as well, with a little training, and that is where he is likely to start his career if drafted by the 9ers. Very smart guy, clean as a whistle, athletic, mobile, and VERSATILE. 2. Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame. Far from a need pick for the team, but this kid could be something special. Blocks like a lineman and still averaged over 16 ypc for the Domers. With some pretty erratic quarterbacking behind him. Huge upside, and if he is there in the mid second, they can't pass him by. 3. Kyle Fuller, CB, Va Tech, Good all round corner without the eye popping athleticism of the top end guys. Smart, clean background, team first player who would thrive in a reserve role leading up to starting time. 3. Dri Archer, Athlete, Kent State. Surprised Archer isn't getting more buzz. He is Tavon Austin size, with better athletic numbers at the Combine. Austin went in the top 10 picks of the draft. Dri would be best suited to the slot, at 5-8, 175, and has breakaway speed for the return game. Tough enough to gain 1500 rushing yards as a junior, despite his frame. 4. Keith McGill, CB, Utah. Doubling down on Fuller to some extent. McGill is more in the line of recently signed Chris Cooks or the big Seahawk corners. Speed and fuidity to be a press corner, size and smarts to play free safety. Mature player. 5. Jeff Janis, WR, SVSU Doubling down on Archer. Janis is an outside guy, 6-3, 220 with 4.4 speed and exceptional agility measurements. Caught a ton of passes at a low level of competition so he would take time to develop. Great athlete. 6. Jeff Urschel, OL, Penn State. Another versatile, smart, O lineman like Su'a-Filo, who will be a solid guard and perhaps an exceptional center. Guy had 4.0 GPA throughout college and is a candidate for the Draddy Award. Also pressed 30 times at the Combine. 7. Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford. Productive leader with the ideal makeup for the position. Smart enough to make the defensive calls, and with the emotional makeup to lead the defense. Drops due to injury concerns. 8. Logan Thomas, QB, Va Tech. Luxury pick similar to Niklas in round two. Thomas is a physical clone of Cam Newton at the position and he is smarter than Newton. Have to take a chance on that basis. 9. Kain Colter, Athlete, Northwestern. Colter would be a more solidly built, but less quick, alternative to Archer as a slot receiver, primarily. Punt return skills to match Archer's kick return skills. Very, very, bright guy who led the movement to unionize college athletes. 10, Marcel Jensen, TE, SJS. Huge player with great reach who blocked kicks in college. Bigger, younger, version of Kassim Osgood, who has the potential to be a blud chip special team player and a contributing tight end.

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