Draft Thinking - prioritized positions & mock predictions

After several long posts, I am determined to end this draft season with a short & sweet entry.

My prioritized list of positions after taking into account Positional Years to Free Agency & Resource Allocation:

CB, WR, Pass rusher (DE or OLB), Safety, ILB, KR/PR, IOL, future back-up QB, RB, TE.

My one & only mock draft prediction

#30 - trade up to mid-20s - Kyle Fuller (give up 4th - #129)

#56 - trade up to late 40s - Jordan Matthews (give up 5th - #170)

#61 - Stay as-is for BPA pass-rusher - Trent Murphy

#77 - trade down to mid 80s - Add 2014-5th rounder(~#160)

Mid-80s - trade down to ~#115 in 4th round - Add 2015-3rd rounder

#94 - trade down to ~120 in 4th round - Add 2014-6th rounder (~#200) + 2015-5th rounder

#100 - Comp - Redshirt candidate pick - Either DT Easley or IOL Brandon Thomas

#115 - ILB Shayne Skov or Preston Brown

#120 - Redshirt candidate pick - CB Aaron Colvin

#160 - RB Terrance West

#200 - QB Logan Thomas

#242 - S Vinnie Sunsieri

#243 - Traded somewhere along the way or out to 2015

#245 - Redshirt candidate DL Ben Gardner or OT Pachan (depending on who we got at #100)

Overall haul (10 picks with 2-3 possible NFI/PUP candidates)

1. CB Fuller - instant candidate for big role

2. WR Jordan Matthews - at worst 4th WR, but can get to #3 spot

3. OLB/DE Trent Murphy - Future core player on the Front-7

4. Redshirt DL Easley or IOL Thomas- potential future starter

5. ILB Skov or Brown - Instant ST player & possible starter opposite 52 until 53 returns

6. Redshirt CB Colvin - Could come back after week 9 if he is healthy. A hybrid CB/FS type if groomed that way for next 1-2 years.

7. RB Terrance West - Possible ST player & future 1-2 punch with Lattimore. If everyone is healthy, either LMJ or Hunter is traded before week 1 for a 2015 day-3 pick.

8. QB Logan Thomas - I prefer Murray from Georgia or Fales from SJ State, but who knows who Harbaugh really likes. I am confident whoever we get can be groomed as a valuable back-up who can win games if necessary.

9. Vinnie Sunsieri - This is a Bob Sanders like pick. If he is healthy, he could be a superstar. But I don't think his body will last long enough in the NFL.

10. Redshirt DL Gardner or OT Pachan - depending on who we got at #100, one of these guys will either be on NFI or land on the PS.

2015 draft capital

Extra 3rd and 5th rounder.

In addition to our usual 7, we get 2 from above trades + 2 expected comp picks + at least 1-2 August trades - loss of 1-2 picks from Martin & Gabbert trades.

In the end, we could end up with minimum of 11-12 picks again in 2015 draft. Hallelujah!!!

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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