The 2015 NFL Draft is 17 days away, and we now have more and more mock drafts expanding to two rounds. Our friends at Mocking the Draft joined that group, and have a couple interesting picks for the San Francisco 49ers. Dan Kadar projected they will take Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman in the first round, and Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.
Goldman was the third defensive tackle selected. Leonard Williams went No. 4 to the Oakland Raiders, and Danny Shelton went No. 7 to the Chicago Bears. Here is what Dan had to say about Goldman:
The 49ers have obvious needs cornerback, defensive end and inside linebacker on defense. More so than the other two positions, an end can make the other two better. A player like Goldman, who is well-suited to play 3-4 end, could pressure quarterbacks into forcing throws or occupy blockers to free up a linebacker.
Amari Cooper went No. 6 to the New York Jets, Kevin White went No. 10 to the St. Louis Rams, DeVante Parker went No. 12 to the Cleveland Browns, Jaelen Strong went No. 14 to the Miami Dolphins, Breshad Perriman went No. 26 to the Baltimore Ravens, Dorial Green-Beckham went No. 31 to the New Orleans Saints, Nelson Agholor went No. 35 to the Oakland Raiders, Devin Smith went No. 39 to the Chicago Bears and Devin Funchess went No. 45 to the Minnesota Vikings. Here is what Dan had to say about Dorsett:
It's no secret that the 49ers need wide receiver help. Dorsett is the best one available and really established himself during the offseason process.
I think plenty of people would agree on the positions, but I am certain there are some people that will take issue with the players chosen. That is always going to be the case with specific players. That's why I continue to just check out the positions and go from there. I will learn more about the specific players mocked, but my concern in a mock is the players. Goldman and Dorsett both intrigue me.
Goldman seems to be going a little later in mocks, while Dorsett is projected by many as a third round pick. Dorsett has been particularly strong in the Combine/Pro Day season, rising in the media. It will be interesting to see how the media rise compares to what an NFL team decides to do at the end of the month.