The 2014 NFL Draft is now just one week away, which means we'll finally figure out the 49ers next step in hopefully extending their championship window. Arguably more important? It means we're one step closer to a lengthy break from mock drafts. Huzzah!
In the meantime, I've updated the Niners Nation 2014 NFL mock draft database. We've had a bit of a shift in the layout of positions. Cornerback has led the way thus far, but this week, wide receiver is on top with 12 of the mocks going wide receiver, and nine with cornerbacks. Four went defensive line and three went outside linebackers. The most frequent player is Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby. We start to see some modest consensus when the draft approaches, although with a late first round pick, it's not quite so simple.
Once again, I thought I'd take a look at mocks outside of our database. This time around, I thought I'd point you in the direction of three mock drafts at 49ers.com. The mocks were put together by senior reporter Taylor Price, associate digital editor Andrew Pentis, and senior digital/social manager Scott Kegley. For their 49ers picks, Price went with Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams, Pentis went with Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, and Kegley went with USC wide receiver Marqise Lee.
I'm a little surprised one of them did not go for more of the surprise pick, such as defensive line. The wide receiver or cornerback pick is pretty obvious t this point, but given the current front office's history, would another position be entirely shocking?