Due to the growing length of our list, I'll just post the 5 newest additions here and post the pre-existing players after the jump.
36. Jared Odrick, OT, Penn St. (134 votes)
37. Carlos Dunlap, DE/OLB, Florida St. (112 votes)
38. Dexter McCluster, RB, Mississippi (94 votes)
39. Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU (83 votes)
40. Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri (80 votes)
We see couple more outside linebackers added to the list. OLB is one position where I really can't even begin to predict what the team will do. I have my own thoughts on it, but given the range of opinions I've seen on the site, few people agree on exactly what will happen. For instance, we know the team will be adding offensive linemen in the draft. It's just not a secret. I'd imagine we'll see at least one OLB added in the draft, but can anybody really say with any certainty when that will happen? Brooks is locked up for two more years, Haralson beyond that, and Lawson is signed through the 2010 season, but was the team leader in sacks last season.
I suppose there are 3 options:
1) Stick with what you've got and if Lawson walks after this season or Brooks doesn't improve, upgrade next year.
2) Go for an OLB (or convertable DE) early in the draft since you can never have enough pass rushers
3) Go for an OLB (or conertable DE) later in the draft for a little bit of depth. As with scenario 1, you can always upgrade with a high pick next year.
Can anybody really say with any certainty which of those scenarios will play out in the coming weeks?
After the jump I've posted the new poll for spots 41-45. Thanks again to Drew K for helping me come up with the list of candidates.
1. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
2. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
3. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
4. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
5. Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
6. Joe Haden, CB, Florida
7. Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
8. Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
9. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
10. Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
11. Earl Thomas, S, Texas
12. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
13. Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
14. Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
15. Taylor Mays, S, USC
16. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
17. Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
18. Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
19. Charles Brown, OT, USC
20. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
21. Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas
22. Jahvid Best, RB, California
23. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
24. Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
25. Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
26. Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
27. Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
28. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
29. Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
30. Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
31. Nate Allen, S, South Florida
32. Roger Saffold, OT, Indiana
33. Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida St.
34. Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
35. Vladimir Ducasse, OG, Massachusetts
First off, remember that you can use the scroll bar on the right side to see the last few names. They're in alphabetical order by last name.
In the end, how you vote is up to you, but just remember that this is a 49ers big board. Not a mock draft and not a big board that can be applied to every team. Use your own philosophy, but just pretend this would be going to the 49ers when we're done.
If you think an essential player is missing, double-check the list first.
In doing this community draft board, I’d like you to keep in mind a couple of things. I don’t want you ranking players based on where you think they’ll be drafted. I want you ranking them based on how they would fit the 49ers needs. The 49ers have a whole variety of needs, so this is not a simple task. The team doesn’t need a quarterback, but the team still has to rank Sam Bradford under this hypothetical: If the 49ers were the only team drafting and thus they had access to every player in the draft pool, who would you take first? If that player was gone, who would be their second choice?