The 2015 NFL Draft made its way through a first round that did not feature a ton of craziness. There were two trades, but the first did not happen until the San Francisco 49ers moved back from No. 15 to No. 17. That was followed by the Denver Broncos moving up from No. 28 to No. 23. There were some interesting picks and some head-scratching picks, but overall, it was a pretty low key first round.
The second round kicks off at 4 p.m. PT, and we have second round mock drafts to get us prepared! Everybody hit the re-set button, and is reconsidering each team's needs in light of the first round. The 49ers drafted defensive lineman Arik Armstead on Thursday. They still have potential needs at wide receiver, cornerback, offensive line and elsewhere. Trevor Woods took a look at the best players available, and I wanted to put together a look at second round mocks from around the Internet. Here are a quick handful:
SB Nation - Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
Bleeding Green Nation - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri/Oklahoma
Bleacher Report - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri/Oklahoma
DraftTek - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Walter Football - Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
Big Blue View - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri/Oklahoma
USA Today - Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
CBS Sports - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
I'm sensing a pattern! It is not surprising to see wide receivers and cornerbacks dominating the group. The team did not take either position in the first round, and some notable talent has slipped into the second round. The 49ers are in a good position to move up if they are so inclined. Moving up to the top of the second round is drastically easier than moving up to the top of the first round. Even if you have to overpay a little, the price is a drop in the bucket compared to round one.
The NFL trade value chart is not the end-all, be-all by a longshot, but it provides some potential context if the 49ers wanted to move up. The chart has the 49ers pick at No. 46 worth 440 points, and the first pick of the second round worth 580 points. Compare that to 1,050 for the 49ers 15th overall pick, and 3,000 for the No. 1 pick. Not a surprise, but worth seeing the drastic difference.
I don't expect the 49ers to move up to the top of the second, or necessarily make a trade at all. However, if they wanted to make a move, they have the pieces, with three picks in the fourth round, along with several picks elsewhere. Anything is possible.