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Complete seven round mock draft for the 49ers

How will the 2018 NFL Draft play out? Trades aside, we take a look at how things may unfold come the end of the week

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Guys, the 2018 NFL Draft is nearly here, which also means its time to cue the swan song for mock draft season — not before I sneak one more in, though! I’m sure you’ve seen just about every iteration of how San Francisco could attack the 2018 draft but, hey, why not talk about it some more?

I will touch on the players I could see the San Francisco 49ers drafting as well as any trades that could happen, followed by a complete seven round mock without trades.

San Francisco 49ers Selections

1(9): Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

The addition of Smith helps quell the fears of Reuben Foster’s uncertain future, especially within the context of John Lynch’s recent remarks. If Foster remains in the fold, though, the Niner defense becomes a little more formidable.

2(59): Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

Having Pierre Garçon in the fold will definitely help out Jimmy Garoppolo but St. Brown could grow into a special player in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

3(70): Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

The local kid stays local and gets to learn from the likes of Richard Sherman, which is never a bad thing.

4(74): Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

Some more depth at linebacker never hurt anyone! Jefferson led the Longhorns on the defensive side of the ball and could turn into a playmaker at the next level if given the opportunity.

4(128): Will Richardson, OL, NC State

San Francisco signed Jonathan Cooper and Weston Richburg this offseason but Richardson adds depth and can play as both a guard and a tackle.

5(143): Jalyn Holmes, DL, Ohio State

A developmental player who could really blossom into a regular on the defensive line for Robert Saleh.

6(184): Matt Pryor, OT, TCU

Joe Staley and Trent Brown have both tackle positions locked down which is perfect for Pryor, who could take his time learning from the best before becoming an every-down player.

7(223): Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

Teams will fall in love with Fumagalli who, despite not having a ton of experience in the passing game at Wisconsin, showcased strong hands and an impressive vertical at the combine.

7(240): Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina

According to Pro Football Focus, Moore was the best linebacker in pass coverage in all of college football least season. He is undersized (6’2” and 226 lbs) but he was named South Carolina’s MVP for the 2017 season after missing all of 2016 due to injuries. If given the opportunity he could make some noise for the team.


Obviously a lot can and will change on draft day. My gut says that San Francisco will actually trade back in the first round and begin stockpiling picks - trading the 9th pick to New England makes sense (if you haven't heard, they did gift us a quarterback last October). If Quenton Nelson isn't available at nine - which he probably won't be - then I am on board with the Niners snagging UTEP guard Will Hernandez sometime later in the first.

I really like the idea of adding Equinameous St. Brown with the 59th pick. Here’s a player who has size (6’5”, 215 lbs) and playmaking ability (he ran a 4.48 40 at the NFL Combine) that fans would love. He needs to fine tune his routes and be more physical to the football, but the natural traits are there to develop.

As far as other teams are concerned, I can absolutely envision the Browns doing the most Brownsian thing imaginable and drafting Josh Allen instead of Sam Darnold but I think that new GM John Dorsey knows that having big hands and a rocket arm don't automatically equate to a surefire thing. Also, adding Bradley Chubb to a defensive line that already boasts the likes of Myles Garrett should have the rest of the AFC North cowering in fear (a sentence I never thought I would write about the Cleveland Browns).

Saquon Barkley won't fall past the second pick as the New York Giants, in my opinion, still believe that Davis Webb has enough talent to eventually take over for Eli Manning when all is said and done for his career. If the Giants can figure a way to keep Odell Beckham, Jr then adding Barkley would put that offense in a pretty good spot.

The Jets will have to decide between Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield - both are players who come with question marks in the “personality” department but I think it’s all been made a bigger deal than necessary. With Tom Brady’s career winding down, though, you better believe that New York (and the rest of the division, for that matter) will begin to build their teams in anticipation of the Patriots’ dynasty to come to an end.

I think the 5th pick is where things get interesting. John Elway has stated that the Broncos are listening to offers, which should have teams who are quarterback-needy and enamored by the likes of Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson, chomping at the bit. If Denver ends up keeping the pick then I can see them taking a chance on Mayfield. Signing Case Keenum helps bridge the gap and takes the pressure off of any potential rookie coming into the fold. Also, I almost forgot that there’s still Paxton Lynch (sometimes I think the Broncos do, too). If they think he still has a future then this pick is all but going to another team.

As always let me know what you think in the comments below!

Full Mock Draft

Round 1

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1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans): Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets): Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derwin James, S, Florida State

8. Chicago Bears: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

9. San Francisco 49ers: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

10. Oakland Raiders: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

11. Miami Dolphins: Vita Vea, DT, Washington

12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals): Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

13. Washington Redskins: Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

14. Green Bay Packers: Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame

15. Arizona Cardinals: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

16. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

18. Seattle Seahawks: Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

19. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State

20. Detroit Lions: Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia

21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills): Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State

22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs): Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

24. Carolina Panthers: Conor Williams, T, Texas

25. Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

26. Atlanta Falcons: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

27. New Orleans Saints: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: DJ Moore, WR, Maryland

30. Minnesota Vikings: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

31. New England Patriots: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

32. Philadelphia Eagles: Kolton Miller, T, UCLA

Round 2

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33. Cleveland Browns: Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

34. New York Giants: James Daniels, OG/C, Iowa

35. Cleveland Browns: Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

36. Indianapolis Colts: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

37. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronald Jones, RB, USC

39. Chicago Bears: Kemoko Turay, DE/LB, Rutgers

40. Denver Broncos: Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

41. Oakland Raiders: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

42. Miami Dolphins: Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

43. New England Patriots: Arden Key, DE/LB, LSU

44. Washington Redskins: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

45. Green Bay Packers: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

46. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Reid, S, Stanford

47. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Sweat, DE/LB, Florida State

48. Los Angeles Chargers: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

49. Indianapolis Colts: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

50. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

51. Detroit Lions: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

52. Baltimore Ravens: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

53. Buffalo Bills: Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest

54. Kansas City Chiefs: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

55. Carolina Panthers: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

56. Buffalo Bills: D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

57. Tennessee Titans: Ogbo Okoronkwo, DE/LB, Oklahoma

58. Atlanta Falcons: Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State

59. San Francisco 49ers: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

60. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rasheem Green, DL, USC

61. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

62. Minnesota Vikings: Frank Ragnow, OG/C, Arkansas

63. New England Patriots: Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond

64. Cleveland Brown: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Round 3

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65. Buffalo Bills: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

66. New York Giants: Uchenna Nwosu, DE/LB, USC

67. Indianapolis Colts: Braden Smith, OG, Auburn

68. Houston Texans: Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

69. New York Giants: Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State

70. San Francisco 49ers: Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

71. Denver Broncos: Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU

72. New York Jets: Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia

73. Miami Dolphins: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

74. San Francisco 49ers: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

75. Oakland Raiders: Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

76. Green Bay Packers: Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest

77. Cincinnati Bengals: Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

78. Kansas City Chiefs: B.J. Hill, DT, NC State

79. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State

80. Houston Texans: Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech

81. Dallas Cowboys: Tarvarius Moore, S, Southern Miss

82. Detroit Lions: Austin Corbett, OG/C, Nevada

83. Baltimore Ravens: Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky

84. Los Angeles Chargers: Fred Warner, LB, BYU

85. Carolina Panthers: Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama

86. Kansas City Chiefs: Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF

87. Los Angeles Rams: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State

88. Carolina Panthers: Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

89. Tennessee Titans: Martinas Rankin, OT/G, Mississippi State

90. Atlanta Falcons: Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

91. New Orleans Saints: Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

92. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

93. Jacksonville Jaguars: Duke Dawson, CB, Florida

94. Minnesota Vikings: Nyheim Hines, RB, NC State

95. New England Patriots: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State

96. Buffalo Bills: Rashaan Gaulden, CB/S, Tennessee

97. Arizona Cardinals: Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford

98. Houston Texans: Jaylen Samuels, RB/TE, NC State

99. Denver Broncos: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

100. Cincinnati Bengals: Deadrin Senat, DT, South Florida

Round 4

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101. Green Bay Packers: Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin

102. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College

103. Houston Texans: Holton Hill, CB, Texas

104. Indianapolis Colts: Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

105. Chicago Bears: Foley Fatukasi, DT, Connecticut

106. Denver Broncos: Dane Cruikshank, S, Arizona

107. New York Jets: Gerard Avery, LB, Memphis

108. New York Giants: Mark Walton, RB, Miami (Fla.)

109. Washington Redskins: Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa

110. Oakland Raiders: Michael Dickson, PT, Texas

111. Los Angeles Rams: Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T

112. Cincinnati Bengals: Daniel Carlson, PK, Auburn

113. Denver Broncos: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

114. Cleveland Browns: Tre’Quan Smith, WR, UCF

115. Chicago Bears: M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

116. Dallas Cowboys: Breeland Speaks, DL, Ole Miss

117. Detroit Lions: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

118. Baltimore Ravens: Jeff Holland, DE/LB, Auburn

119. Los Angeles Chargers: Andrew Brown, DL, Virginia

120. Seattle Seahawks: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

121. Buffalo Bills: Andre Smith, LB, North Carolina

122. Kansas City Chiefs: Dorance Armstrong, DE/LB, Kansas

123. Miami Dolphins: Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

124. Kansas City Chiefs: J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri

125. Tennessee Titans: Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia

126. Atlanta Falcons: Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech

127. New Orleans Saints: Chris Herndon, TE, Miami (Fla.)

128. San Francisco 49ers: Will Richardson, OT/G, NC State

129. Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State

130. Philadelphia Eagles: JK Scott, PT, Alabama

131. Miami Dolphins: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

132. Philadelphia Eagles: Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

133. Green Bay Packers: Wyatt Teller, OG, Virginia Tech

134. Arizona Cardinals: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

135. Los Angeles Rams: Hercules Mata’afa, DE, Washington State

136. Los Angeles Rams: John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

137. Dallas Cowboys: Cole Madison, OT/G, Washington State

Round 5

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138. Green Bay Packers: Tracy Walker, S, Louisiana

139. New York Giants: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh

140. Indianapolis Colts: Kenny Young, LB, UCLA

141. Seattle Seahawks: Poona Ford, DT, Texas

142. Washington Redskins: Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State

143. San Francisco 49ers: Jalyn Holmes, DL, Ohio State

144. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leon Jacobs, DE/LB, Wisconsin

145. Chicago Bears: Kyzir White, LB/S, West Virginia

146. Seattle Seahawks: Christian Campbell, CB, Penn State

147. New Orleans Saints: Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State

148. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tony Brown, CB, Alabama

149. Denver Broncos: Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan

150. Cleveland Browns: P.J. Hall, DT, Sam Houston State

151. Cincinnati Bengals: D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State

152. Arizona Cardinals: Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama

153. Detroit Lions: Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

154. Baltimore Ravens: Toby Weathersby, OT/G, LSU

155. Los Angeles Chargers: Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana

156. Seattle Seahawks: Dorian O’Daniel, LB, Clemson

157. New York Jets: Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane

158. Cincinnati Bengals: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida

159. Oakland Raiders: Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin

160. Denver Broncos: Jamil Demby, OG, Maine

161. Carolina Panthers: Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane

162. Tennessee Titans: Auden Tate, WR, Florida State

163. Washington Redskins: Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State

164. New Orleans Saints: Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State

165. Pittsburgh Steelers: Marquis Haynes, DE/LB, Ole Miss

166. Buffalo Bills: Scott Quessenberry, OG/C, UCLA

167. Minnesota Vikings: Alex Cappa, OT/G, Humboldt State

168. Seattle Seahawks: Dylan Cantrell, WR/TE, Texas Tech

169. Philadelphia Eagles: Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh

170. Cincinnati Bengals: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

171. Dallas Cowboys: Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia

172. Green Bay Packers: Mason Cole, OG/C, Michigan

173. Oakland Raiders: DeShon Elliott, S, Texas

174. Green Bay Packers: Trent Thompson, DT, Georgia

Round 6

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175. Cleveland Browns: Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt

176. Los Angeles Rams: Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Miss

177. Houston Texans: Chad Thomas, DL, Miami (Fla.)

178. Indianapolis Colts: Bilal Nichols, DT, Delaware

179. New York Jets: Timon Parris, OT/G, Stony Brook

180. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RJ McIntosh, DT, Miami (Fla.)

181. Chicago Bears: Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State

182. Arizona Cardinals: Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh

183. Los Angeles Rams: Bradley Bozeman, OC, Alabama

184. San Francisco 49ers: Matt Pryor, OT, TCU

185. Oakland Raiders: Damon Webb, S, Ohio State

186. Green Bay Packers: Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss

187. Buffalo Bills: Darius Phillips, CB, Western Michigan

188. Cleveland Browns: Charvarius Ward, CB, Middle Tennessee

189. New Orleans Saints: Kylie Fitts, DE, Utah

190. Baltimore Ravens: Joel Iyiegbuniwe, LB, Western Kentucky

191. Los Angeles Chargers: Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia

192. Dallas Cowboys: Kendrick Norton, DT, Miami (Fla.)

193. Dallas Cowboys: Justin Jones, DT, NC State

194. Los Angeles Rams: Sean Welsh, OG/C, Iowa

195. Los Angeles Rams: Kentavius Street, DL, NC State

196. Kansas City Chiefs: Skyler Phillips, OG, Idaho State

197. Carolina Panthers: Tony Adams, OG, NC State

198. New England Patriots: JC Jackson, CB, Maryland

199. Tennessee Titans: Darrel Williams, RB, LSU

200. Atlanta Falcons: Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

201. New Orleans Saints: Frank Ginda, LB, San Jose State

202. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trey Quinn, WR, SMU

203. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Dickerson, DL, UCLA

204. Minnesota Vikings: Quin Blanding, S, Virginia

205. Washington Redskins: Grant Haley, CB, Penn State

206. Philadelphia Eagles: Tremon Smith, CB Central Arkansas

207. Green Bay Packers: Deon Yelder, TE, Western Kentucky

208. Dallas Cowboys: Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Alabama

209. Miami Dolphins: Javon Wims, WR, Georgia

210. New England Patriots: Deontay Burnett, WR, USC

211. Houston Texans: Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame

212. Oakland Raiders: Troy Apke, S, Penn State

213. Minnesota Vikings: Davontae Harris, CB, Illinois State

214. Houston Texans: Kahlil McKenzie, DT, Tennessee

215. Baltimore Ravens: Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

216. Oakland Raiders: Joe Ostman, DE/FB, Central Michigan

217. Oakland Raiders: Zach Sieler, DL, Ferris State

218. Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA

Round 7

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219. New England Patriots: Jullian Taylor, DL, Temple

220. Pittsburgh Steelers: Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

221. Indianapolis Colts: Foye Oluokun, LB/S, Yale

222. Houston Texans: Michael Joseph, CB, Dubuque

223. San Francisco 49ers: Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

224. Chicago Bears: Tegray Scales, LB, Indiana

225. Minnesota Vikings: Will Dissly, TE, Washington

226. Seattle Seahawks: Marcell Frazier, DE, Missouri

227. Miami Dolphins: Eddy Pineiro, PK, Florida

228. Oakland Raiders: Sam Jones, OT/G, Arizona State

229. Miami Dolphins: John Franklin-Myer, DE, Stephen F. Austin

230. Jacksonville Jaguars: Keith Kirkwood, WR, Temple

231. Washington Redskins: Siran Neal, CB/S, Jacksonville State

232. Green Bay Packers: Justin Watson, WR, Penn

233. Kansas City Chiefs: Trayvon Henderson, S, Hawaii

234. Carolina Panthers: Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern

235. New York Jets: Vyncint Smith, WR, Limestone

236. Dallas Cowboys: David Wells, TE, San Diego State

237. Detroit Lions: Matt Gono, OG, Wesley

238. Baltimore Ravens: Justin Lawler, DE, SMU

239. Green Bay Packers: Philip Lindsay, RB, Colorado

240. San Francisco 49ers: Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina

241. Washington Redskins: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida

242. Carolina Panthers: Mike McCray, LB, Michigan

243. Kansas City Chiefs: Quentin Poling, LB, Ohio

244. Atlanta Falcons: Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State

245. New Orleans Saints: Jaryd Jones-Smith, OT, Pittsburgh

246. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame

247. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Green, RB, Florida State

248. Seattle Seahawks: Arrion Springs, CB, Oregon

249. Cincinnati Bengals: Natrell Jamerson, S, Wisconsin

250. Philadelphia Eagles: Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State

251. Los Angeles Chargers: Ryan Izzo, TE, Florida State

252. Cincinnati Bengals: Greg Senat, OT, Wagner

253. Cincinnati Bengals: Ola Adeniyi, DE, Toledo

254. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Kalu, S, Nebraska

255. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kameron Kelly, CB/S, San Diego State

256. Atlanta Falcons: Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis