The San Francisco 49ers spent a third round pick on Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon a year ago, and they appear to have interest in one of his fellow cornerbacks this year. The 49ers were in Boulder to work out Isaiah Oliver, according to Matt Barrows.
Oliver brings the kind of prototypical size the 49ers would want in secondary. He stands a shade over 6’, weighs 201 pounds, and has 33 1⁄2 inch arms. He ran a 4.5 40, and scouting reports see a guy who can step right in as a starter. Former Arena Football League cornerback Eric Crocker put together a scouting report on Oliver for Fourth and Nine, and thinks he actually is further along in his development than Witherspoon was at this point.
The issue is where he will be drafted. He is not expected to go in the top ten, but is viewed as a strong candidate for the late first or early second round. The 49ers pick at No. 9, and then again at No. 57. If they had their original second round pick they might have a chance with it, but Jimmy Garoppolo seemed like fair compensation for it.
The 49ers could conceivably pay up in a big way to climb high in the second round, but any chance of landing Oliver, or any other player later in the first or early second would seemingly come after a move down from No. 9. What do you think the odds are of a trade down?