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2011 NFL Draft: Day Two Brings 49ers QB, CB Need


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As most everybody said yesterday, day one of the 2011 NFL Draft was anything but predictable. Well, some of the early picks were predictable, but the wheels quickly fell off the draft and it turned into a bit of a wild free for all. The 49ers left some folks shaking their heads with the "Huh?" award for the day, while the Baltimore Ravens seemed to struggle to just get their pick in. Nonetheless, we've made it to the second round and I'm sure everybody is wondering when Da'Quan Bowers gets picked, particularly Da'Quan Bowers.

The 49ers added outside linebacker Aldon Smith in a pick that while a bit questionable to some, could fill an area of need with greater consistency. As we head into day two, feel free to take a minute to check out our story archives to see all of yesterday's Aldon Smith-related content. If you don't feel like heading over there, feel free to check out Von Miller's thoughts on Smith or maybe a look at some of Smith's game tape from his senior season. Tre9er gave some fairly instantaneous reaction, nocal81 took a quick look ahead to the 49ers next pick, and you can grade the pick. And of course, we heard from head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Where will the 49ers go today? We'v had some interesting players fall into the second round, so maybe they trade up with some of their eleven remaining picks. The team could go with a quarterback (assuming Dalton or Kaepernick falls to them), or maybe a cornerback. I have to think one of those two positions is addressed with pick 45. I could be wrong, but I would be fairly stunned to see something else.

Whatever the case with this pick, at least the action won't die down for the 49ers an hour and a half into the draft. They've got two picks today, and a slew of picks with which they could move around today's two rounds. They didn't do any deals yesterday, but if the right guy is there a trade into the end of the third round would not surprise me.

For informational purposes, here are the remaining 49ers picks:

2. Second round, No. 13 (45th overall)
3. Third round, No. 12 (76th overall)
4. Fourth round, No. 11 (108th overall)
5. Fourth round, No. 18 (115th overall, from San Diego in 2010 draft-day trade)
6. Fifth round, No. 10 (141st overall)
7. Sixth round, No. 9 (174th overall)
8. Sixth round, No. 25 (190th overall, from Seattle for DT Kentwan Balmer)
9. Seventh round, No. 8 (210th overall)
10. Seventh round, No. 30 (230th overall, from Detroit for QB Shaun Hill) (Jets original pick in the round)
11. Seventh round, No. 38 (238th overall, compensatory)
12. Seventh round, No. 49 (249th overall, compensatory)    

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The second round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 3:00pm pacific and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for the rest of the draft - NFL mock drafts draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at SB Nation's NFLHub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft.