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This 2015 NFL mock draft goes 7 rounds for San Francisco 49ers

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The 49ers go heavy on defense in this seven-round 2015 NFL mock draft.

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The NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks on Monday, and the San Francisco 49ers received two. They got a fourth round pick for the departure of Donte Whitner, and a seventh round pick for the departure of Anthony Dixon. The two picks raise their total to nine of the 2015 NFL Draft. The dispensing of comp picks means we also know the exact spots for every pick in the draft. That means seven-round mock drafts are going to become a bit more prominent.

Bleacher Report's lead NFL Draft writer and friend of Niners Nation, Matt Miller, put together a seven round mock draft following the comp pick dispersal. He does not reflect trades, which makes sense to me given how unpredictable they can be. I would bet a lot of money Trent Baalke makes at least one trade on draft day, and I would probably set the over/under at something like 2.5. That being said, seven round mock drafts do provide a good jumping off point for discussion.

Miller has the 49ers going with a cornerback in round one. That has been a popular play in recent days, particularly with the addition of Torrey Smith to the roster. Miller goes with a new name we have not seen mentioned a whole lot in conjunction with the 49ers, Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby. Here is what he says about the pick:

Ronald Darby has the speed, instincts and confidence to be an outside cornerback from Day 1 in the NFL. The 49ers need that, as the cornerback depth chart that was weak to begin with has been hit hard by free agency. Darby gives them the potential No. 1 cornerback this roster has long lacked.

We do not know the 49ers comfort level with their current group of cornerbacks. If the 49ers do not go cornerback early, it will tell us that the 49ers are either comfortable with the current group, or comfortable with the defensive coaching staff's ability to coach up the current group and later picks.

In looking over the haul Miller provides, the positions make sense. He has the 49ers drafting two cornerbacks, two wide receivers, a defensive lineman, an edge rusher, a pair of linebackers, and a guard. Plenty will disagree with specific players, but position-wise, it hits on a lot of areas of need. I would not be surprised with a day three quarterback, or potentially a tight end as well, but if they came away with these positions, I could see where they would be going with them.

The link above takes you directly to the 49ers first round pick in Miller's mock. Here is the full list of picks.

1 (15). Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
2 (46) Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
3 (79). Mario Edwards, DL, FSU
4 (126). Taiwan Jones, ILB, Michigan
4 (132). Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor
5 (151). Troy Hill, CB, Oregon
6 (189). Lynden Trail, Edge, Norfolk State
7 (246). Damien Wilson, LB, Minnesota
7 (254). Miles Dieffenbach, G, Penn State