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2013 NFL Draft: Best remaining players and how they fit the 49ers on day two

We take a look at some prospects that could end up in the Red and Gold on day two of the NFL Draft.


Heading into day two, the 49ers have three picks to work with. The first comes early in the second with pick 34. The Niners then have pick 61 late in the second and a later third rounder, pick 91.

Let's take a look at some of the prospects that could be options at each pick.

Pick 34: The 49ers apparently already know who they're targeting with this pick. It would seem logical they may address the need along the defensive line given there is still a plethora of talent available.

  • Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State: Met with DL coach Jim Tomsula prior to pro day.
  • Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU: Similar to first rounder Eric Reid but could fill more natural strong safety position.
  • Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State: Best corner left on the board.
  • Robert Woods, WR, USC: Best wide receiver on the board.
  • DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina: Versatile enough to play anywhere in the secondary.
  • Keenan Allen, WR, Cal: has drawn comparisons to Anquan Boldin.
  • Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State: Niners need bulk on DL, they don't come much bigger than Hankins.
  • Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama: Tremendous versatility and is scheme adverse. Rumors of a lingering knee issue may be of concern.
  • Kwann Short, DT, Purdue: High motor and expert at creating havoc.
  • Demontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M: Was once thought to be top-5 pick. Has the talent but scouts question his commitment to the game.
  • Margus Hunt, DE, SMU: Another fan favorite whose stock has slid some. Age and inexperience are biggest concerns.
  • Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford: Best tight end left on the board.
  • Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee: Highest ceiling of any WR on remaining.

Pick 61: With their second pick in the second round, the Niners could look to add a pass rusher, running back, corner or tight end. All of which are viable options with the prospects that figure to be available.

  • Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State: Would add a big, physical back to the already stacked running back position.
  • John Jenkins, DT, Georgia: See John Hankins above.
  • Quinton Patton, WR, La. Tech: Might have best hands of anyone in the draft.
  • Alex Okafor, DE/OLB, Texas: Hybrid ‘tweener' that could provide instant pass rush while learning the position.
  • David Amerson, CB, NC State: Tall, rangy corner with good ball skills.
  • Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss: Combine stud with all the measurables GMs look for in an edge rusher. Produced in college too.
  • Vance McDonald , TE, Rice: I think McDonald goes before some of the other favorites at TE. Can really stretch the field.
  • Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State: Another tall corner. More physical than fast.
  • Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati: Probably best pure inline tight end in the draft after Eifert and Ertz.

Pick 93. With their third round selection, the Niners will have as many options as in the second...if not more, to fill needs. One of the prospects listed above could easily slide down presenting tremendous value. Or the 49ers could look to take a chance on a guy.

  • Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State: The big fella could be a steal this late. Big, strong, and versatile.
  • Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State: Excellent option to fill ‘joker' tight end role. Not a bad blocker either. Might not make it 93.
  • Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU: Off the field issues are obvious concern but knack for making plays is almost unmatched.
  • Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana: Very sound technically with good speed. Also returns kicks.
  • Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State: Excellent straight line speed. Could be an option as a slot receiver.
  • Stedman Bailey, WR, WVU: Racked up ridiculous numbers at WVU. Strong for his size, reminds me of a more athletic Michael Crabtree.
  • Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas: Speed. Speed. Speed. The former Olympian could be an intriguing addition to an already creative offense.
  • Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina: Working hard on the comeback trail and swears he'll be ready for the 2013 season. Low risk, high reward.
  • Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn: Underrated pass rusher and likely first round pick had he stayed in school one more year. Would be excellent in pass rush situations.
  • Barrett Jones, C, Alabama: The versatile and tough Jones will provide some team with instant leadership and a intelligent offensive linemen.

There are a lot of big names still on the board. Who are you hoping the Niners add to the Red and Gold later today?