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2017 NFL mock draft: Wrapping up two rounds

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We landed Malik Hooker and Forrest Lamp. What do you think of the haul?

Earlier this month, I posted an inquiry for who the San Francisco 49ers should use their second round pick on in the SB Nation blogger mock draft. The mock saw some big names slipping, and after selecting Malik Hooker in the first round, we had a lot of options.

I ended up going with Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp. The 49ers have plenty of needs, but he was the clear best player available. I could have focused on a more specific need, but the 49ers just need the best talent they can find. And it’s not like offensive line is completely settled. The addition of Jeremy Zuttah could move Daniel Kilgore to left guard, but he is in the last year of his contract and injuries have been an issue for him. Zane Beadles is not a long-term starting option, so the 49ers need some kind of long-term option.

Lamp is unlikely to slip to the second round, but if he was there, it makes a ton of sense to grab him. The four notable quarterbacks were already off the board, so I was not going QB in the second. Additionally, while running back and wide receiver are needs, I am comfortable waiting to see what slips down to potentially the third round.

SB Nation’s Dan Kadar offered his own thoughts on the pick.

If you're truly devoted to the notion of taking the best player available, then Lamp has to be the pick. He may not be this year's version of Zack Martin, but being Cody Whitehair isn't bad either. On a team that is at the start of a rebuild, getting a surefire starter in Lamp will pay off. I agree on waiting for a running back and wide receiver. In this range the value doesn’t fit the need, but it should in the third round. Then after that it would be imperative they draft defensive players.

What do you think of a two-round mock draft that nets free safety Malik Hooker and offensive guard Forrest Lamp?

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