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2011 NFL Mock Draft Database: 49ers Second Round Picks Focusing On QB, OLB

I posted an update to our 2011 Second Round NFL Mock Draft database and as with the first round mock, we're seeing at least a little bit of clarity in where mock's are focusing in for second round picks. The main focus this week is on quarterbacks and outside linebackers, with each appearing in six mock drafts. The QBs include Christian Ponder (3 selections), Andy Dalton (2), and Colin Kaepernick (1).

Whatever the case, folks do generally agree that the 49ers will draft a cornerback in either round one or round two. The second round mocks have focused in at times on Texas CB Aaron Williams. Considering free agency is unlikely to start before the draft, that only makes sense at this point. The 49ers need at least one new cornerback, if not more, and I just don't see it being worth the risk to wait and hope a later corner pans out.

On the other hand, the quarterback position is such a crap-shoot in this year's draft that the team could grab one at any point and it would not be a surprise. I suppose a first round quarterback might surprise, but there are enough people who like Blaine Gabbert that a first round QB would not even be a surprise at this point. This is a kind of bizarre draft because we seem to have a fairly basic idea of who will be drafted early on, but which team will select which player is incredibly fluid. There's no clear-cut number one at this point, and until we know what Carolina is going to do, it's all guesswork at this point. This isn't the first such year like this, but it's still interesting to observe the process unfold this year.

2011 Mock Draft Database - Round 2
Site (Last Update)
2nd Rnd Pick Pos. College
Mocking The Draft Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson
Draft Tek - 3/30 Aaron Williams CB Texas
Walter Football - 3/29 Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada - 3/31 Christian Ponder QB Florida State
Fox Sports - 3/31 Curtis Brown CB Texas
The Football Expert (Clearwater) - 3/22 Christian Ponder QB Florida State
New NFL Draft Marvin Austin DT UNC
Chris Steuber - 3/28 Christian Ballard DE Iowa
New Era Scouting - 3/28 Andy Dalton QB TCU
FF Toolbox (Welser) - 3/28 Davon House CB New Mexico State
FF Toolbox (Dimon) - 3/21 Rodney Hudson C Florida State
FF Toolbox (De Lima) - 3/29 Brooks Reed OLB Arizona
FF Toolbox (Standig) - 3/23 Brooks Reed OLB Arizona
FF Toolbox (Weida) - 3/10 Jabaal Sheard OLB Pittsburgh
FF Jungle - 4/1 Greg Jones ILB Michigan State
Draft Season (Falk) Mason Foster OLB Washington
Draft Season (Edlund) Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia
NFL's Future - 3/30 Andy Dalton QB TCU
Football Dialogue - 3/23 Phil Taylor DT Baylor
NE Patriots Draft Christian Ponder QB Florida State
Guys NFL Draft Locker Room Bruce Carter OLB UNC
Sideline Scouting - 3/22 Sam Acho OLB Texas

Results To Date -- 3/19/11
By Position
Position #
Quarterback 6
Outside Linebacker
Cornerback 4
Defensive Tackle 3
Defensive End 1
Center 1
Inside Linebacker 1