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Mike Mayock position rankings 3.0: WR, CB rankings remain similar at top

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Mike Mayock has posted what appear to be his final positional rankings before the 2015 NFL Draft. We take a look at some those specific to 49ers needs.

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The 2015 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and it would appear NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has finalized his position rankings with version 3.0. I've got some of those rankings below, and you can also view version 1.0 and version 2.0.

The big "story" of the rankings for most people is Mayock's decision to move Marcus Mariota to No. 1 at quarterback, ahead of Jameis Winston. I'm sure NFL Network wants people to tune in tonight to find out why, but it is odd nonetheless. His last rankings came in early March, which would seem to indicate the Pro Day performances were the difference. I thought Winston had a pretty solid Pro Day by outward appearances. I'm not seeing how Mariota did enough, or Winston struggled enough to make the switch. Or maybe Mayock had not watched enough tape on one or both of them? I don't know.

This just sort of goes to show even further that we can take draft analysis only so serious. While there are certain things that are of importance for any evaluator, there are also plenty of things each person considers with a little more or less weight, if at all.

For our purposes Winston vs. Mariota holds almost no value. Both are highly likely to be gone when the 49ers pick at No. 15, so the only real impact is a team behind the 49ers maneuvering ahead of them. And even then, it's not a huge thing for the 49ers.

With that in mind, here are a handful of positions I see as in play for the 49ers potentially grabbing one of the top five players listed.

Wide receiver

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Kevin White 1. Kevin White 1. Kevin White
2. Amari Cooper 2. Amari Cooper 2. Amari Cooper
3. DeVante Parker 3. DeVante Parker 3. DeVante Parker
4. Dorial Green-Beckham 4. Jaelen Strong 4. Breshad Perriman
5. Devin Funchess 5t. Dorial Green-Beckham 5t. Dorial Green-Beckham
5t. Breshad Perriman 5t. Nelson Agholor

Interior Defensive Line

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Leonard Williams 1. Leonard Williams 1. Leonard Williams
2. Danny Shelton 2. Danny Shelton 2. Arik Armstead
3. Malcom Brown 3. Malcom Brown 3. Malcom Brown
4. Arik Armstead 4. Arik Armstead 4. Danny Shelton
5t. Jordan Phillips 5t. Jordan Phillips 5t. Eddie Goldman
5t. Eddie Goldman 5t. Eddie Goldman 5t. Jordan Phillips

Cornerback

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Trae Waynes 1. Trae Waynes 1. Trae Waynes
2. Marcus Peters 2. Jalen Collins 2. Jalen Collins
3. Jalen Collins 3. Marcus Peters 3. Marcus Peters
4. P.J. Williams 4. Kevin Johnson 4. Kevin Johnson
5. Kevin Johnson 5t. Byron Jones 5t. Eric Rowe
5t. P.J. Williams 5t. Byron Jones

Edge Rusher

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Dante Fowler, Jr. 1. Dante Fowler, Jr. 1. Dante Fowler, Jr.
2. Randy Gregory 2. Randy Gregory 2. Randy Gregory
3. Shane Ray 3. Shane Ray 3. Vic Beasley
4. Vic Beasley 4. Vic Beasley 4. Bud Dupree
5. Bud Dupree 5. Bud Dupree 5. Shane Ray

Interior Offensive Line

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Brandon Scherff 1. Brandon Scherff 1. Brandon Scherff
2. Cameron Erving 2. Cameron Erving 2. Cameron Erving
3. Laken Tomlinson 3. Laken Tomlinson 3. Laken Tomlinson
4. A.J. Cann 4. A.J. Cann 4. A.J. Cann
5. Tre' Jackson 5. Tre' Jackson 5. Tre' Jackson

Offensive Tackle

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. T.J. Clemmings 1. La'el Collins 1. La'el Collins
2. Andrus Peat 2. T.J. Clemmings 2. Ereck Flowers
3. La'el Collins 3. Andrus Peat 3. D.J. Humphries
4. Ereck Flowers 4. Ereck Flowers 4. Andrus Peat
5t. Cedric Ogbuehi 5t. D.J. Humphries 5t. T.J. Clemmings
5t. D.J. Humphries 5t. Cedric Ogbuehi 5t. Cedric Ogbuehi

Linebacker

February 11 March 2 April 8
1. Paul Dawson 1. Paul Dawson 1. Paul Dawson
2. Benardrick McKinney 2. Eric Kendricks 2. Eric Kendricks
3. Denzel Perryman 3. Stephone Anthony 3. Stephone Anthony
4. Eric Kendricks 4. Benardrick McKinney 4. Denzel Perryman
5. Stephone Anthony 5. Denzel Perryman 5. Benardrick McKinney