Although yesterday provide how futile NFL mock drafts really can be, some folks have decided to try and mock out the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both decided to get back into the swing of things with their respective second round mock drafts. Kiper went with Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick, while McShay went with Miami, FL cornerback Brandon Harris.
In poking around the Internet I found three additional mocks, including Mocking the Draft, SB Nation's NFL section, and Maiocco's mock. In less than shocking news all three have the 49ers selecting a cornerback with the 45th overall pick. Of course, all three also have different cornerbacks with that pick.
Mocking the Draft decided on Texas CB Aaron Williams, SB Nation went with the other Texas CB Curtis Brown, and Maiocco went with Lousville's Johnny Patrick. Of those three, all had Andy Dalton going to Cincinnati with the third pick of the round. However, only Mocking the Draft had Colin Kaepernick dropping past the 49ers.
As things currently stand, I'm pretty sold on the idea that the 49ers will select either a quarterback or a cornerback with their second round pick. I realize that it doesn't take rocket science to figure that one out. There are some potential sleeper positions with pick number 45 (Tre9er suggested nose tackle), but CB and QB have to be pretty high on the list right now.
I asked about sleeper positions on twitter earlier today, so I figured now is a good time to ask here. Do you see anything other than CB or QB with this pick, and how likely would it be for that alternate position to be the pick?