The San Francisco 49ers have submitted their second pick for round four of the 2015 NFL Draft. The team has three picks in the fourth round, and with No. 126 overall, they drafted South Carolina running back Mike Davis.
Carlos Hyde enters the season as the team's No. 1 back, with Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter behind him. However, those latter two are signed to one year deals, so it makes sense to consider long-term implications. Here is what our South Carolina blog had to say about Davis:
I think that quote from the NFC South scout really encompasses the general attitude about Mike. He has absurd amounts of natural ability, and flashed that talent often during his time here at Carolina. However, his inability to stay on the field and stay in shape should concern people. Even though he has some pre-draft buzz, I would not expect him to get picked especially early. A guy like this can be hard to project. While Davis has absolutely enormous upside, teams may be afraid to pick him up because of the injury issues. Look for Davis to get picked from anywhere in the early 3rd round to the middle 5th round.
Here is what NFL.com says about Davis:
Rhythm runner who is at his best when he's getting plenty of work. Davis has a surprising ability to turn on the jets and get on top of the secondary quickly for long runs, and his north-south mentality is a fit for the pros. With an ability to play on third down as well, the only thing holding Davis back is conditioning. Davis won't make too many defenders miss, so he can't afford to lose the corner speed he showed in 2013. Davis can be a very capable NFL backup with the potential to become a starter.
Our friends at Over The Cap have put together rookie pool estimates. For this pick, the 49ers will be giving Davis approximately a $407,612 signing bonus. The total value of the deal will be approximately $2,687,612, and the first year cap number would be approximately $536,903. We'll get specific confirmation on these numbers later this summer.
What we know about the 49ers draft, so far
- Trent Baalke talks day two picks
- Arik Armstead conference call transcript
- Jaquiski Tartt conference call transcript
- Eli Harold conference call transcript
- What to make of Jaquiski Tartt
- What do three rounds tell us about the 49ers offense?
Remaining 49ers draft picks
1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
3 (15). Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
4 (18). Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
4 (27). No. 126 overall - Denver Broncos (2014 draft trade)
4 (33). No. 132 overall - Compensatory pick (Donte Whitner)
5 (15). No. 151 overall - Own pick
6 (14). No. 189 overall - Own pick
7 (29). No. 246 overall - Indianapolis Colts (2013 Cam Johnson trade)
7 (37). No. 254 overall - Compensatory pick (Anthony Dixon)
*Note that 49ers comp picks can not be traded.