NFL Draft – 49ers Rapid Reactions

Round 1

If you can’t beat them, join them.  The 49ers build up their secondary by taking an unexpected prospect by tapping safety Jimmy Ward of Northern Illinois.  Ward’s calling card in the lead up to the draft was that of the best coverage safety in the draft.  For a position that was pegged for not being deep, Ward is the fourth safety to go in the first round, signaling an increase in the value of safeties in this age of power forward tight ends changing offenses.  Ward has the potential to be an instant contributor in the secondary even with the off-season signing of Antione Bethea.  Ward will be an excellent complement to platoon a safety position with Bethea.  Ward is more of the coverage safety, while Bethea’s best skills are as an in the box safety to support the run.  Additionally, Ward could potentially be used in a Tyrann Mathieu role this season as a nickel defensive back to utilize Ward’s instincts and turnover prowess.   We’ll leave with this thought, there is still a plethora of talent available after tonight.  The 49ers will have five selections on Day 2.  

Round 2

The 49ers start the night by trading back with the Broncos.  Denver selects Cody Latimer with the 56th pick originally belonging to the Chiefs.  The Niners gained that pick from the Alex Smith trade.  In total, the 49ers sent selections 56 and 242 in return for selections 63, 171, and a 2015 4th rounder.  However, the 49ers weren’t done dealing.  They turned right around and dealt picks 63 and 171 to Miami to move up to pick 57.  To sum it up, Baalke went down one pick and a seventh rounder to pick up a 2015 4th rounder.  Baalke the draft ninja strikes again!
You’d think I wouldn’t be surprised by the 49ers during the draft, but I didn’t see the 49ers taking a running back so early.  With the 57th pick, the 49ers traded up to nab Carlos Hyde out of Ohio State.  This pick stands in stark contrast to the LaMichael James pick in the 2nd round a couple years back.  The 49ers are making a big statement recommitting to the power run game.  However, this pick does raise major questions about how Marcus Latimore is progressing in his recovery from his gruesome knee injury.  This pick reminds me immensely of Seattle’s selection of Christine Michael despite already having Beast Mode and Robert Turbin.

The 49ers trade down again!  The 49ers trade pick number 61 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for pick number 70 and 150.

Round 3

At pick No. 70, the 49ers snag the top rated center on most draft boards.  Marcus Martin out of USC also has some positional versatility as he played guard in college as well.  Next year, he provides tough competition with Kilgore for the starting spot.  Beyond that, he could step in as a starting guard in the event that Iupati prices himself out of San Francisco.  However, count NFL draft scout extraordinaire Daniel Jeremiah as one that sees Martin’s home as a center.

With the 77th pick, the 49ers take out a quality insurance policy in Chris Borland. Although Borland does not profile similarly to Willis or Bowman, the ILB from Wisconsin has outstanding instincts. Borland will allow Bowman to take his time with his rehabilitation, and the 49ers do not want him to cut corners committing a large contract to him through 2018. The rich get richer.


The last pick of the third round came to the 49ers in return for the net loss of free agents last off-season, headlined by the departure of Dashon Goldson.  As expected, the 49ers help their decision makers during training camp by selecting a talented, but injured player to red-shirt for a year.  Brandon Thomas of Clemson played left tackle in college, but he will be pegged to compete at the guard positions with Mike Iupati and Alex Boone scheduled for unrestricted free agency in 2015 and 2016, respectively.  Between the selections of Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas, the 49ers are adding insurance and competition going forward.  The 49ers are making a statement in this draft that they will continue to be a dominant, physical, smash-mouth football team, just the way Harbaugh likes it.

Round 4

The 49ers select WR Bruce Ellington with pick No. 106.  I had Ellington mocked to the 49ers in their first 3rd round selection, so he is good value here.  While he doesn’t have elite size or speed, Ellington is a mentally and physically strong player and is an ideal slot receiver.  He’ll go over the middle, and he is a willing blocker in the run game, which will definitely appeal to the 49ers brass.  The Ellington selection is also getting a ton of love on draft twitter.


At pick No. 129, the 49ers go with another CB/S tweener. Dontae Johnson of North Carolina State combines length to compete at the catch point with good speed for his size. He’s 6’2″ and 200 pound; however, he needs to be coached up. Johnson can be undisciplined with his play recognition and needs to work on using his length to better jam receivers at the line of scrimmage.

The rich get richer. With pick No. 150 in the 5th round, the 49ers take Edge Player Aaron Lynch, who has all the physical tools to be a difference maker. He certainly looks the part. Aaron Lynch was on track to being a first round selection as a highly touted recruit to Notre Dame. However, that track was derailed as he transferred to South Florida due to being homesick. While he is still a bit raw as a pass rusher, he has the physical tools that Jim Tomsula can mold and shape. His selection is due to the immense upside he brings. Additionally, Harbaugh firmly believes the mantra ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’, so his addition provides great competition for the group that will battle for play time due to Aldon Smith’s likely suspension.

A year ago, the 49ers took three injured players in Tank Carradine, Marcus Lattimore, and Quinton Dial.  Carradine and Lattimore ended up essentially red-shirting.  Fast forward one year, and the 49ers are up to their same tricks.  Their roster is so deep that their specialty has become drafting injured players to rehab for a year.  The ideal part of this scenario is that the rehabbing players on the Physically Unable to Perform list do not count against the 53 man limit. With pick No. 180, the 49ers selected another rehabbing player in CB Keith Reaser out of Florida Atlantic University.  Trent Baalke has a proven track record in identifying DB prospects, and Reaser is the next in that line.  A solid 4.4 forty guy, Reaser is smaller and quicker than previous selection Dontae Johnson.  He’ll have the opportunity to rehab while acclimating to the environment in Santa Clara.  The following year, he’ll have every opportunity to compete for playing time in their secondary.

 


Round 6

The 49ers grab their fourth defensive back in the draft in Kenneth Acker from SMU.  He has good size at 6’0″ and 190 pounds.  He started three seasons for the Mustangs, and finished his last season as a Second Team All-American Athletic Conference.  He’s a willing run defender and should be an excellent special teams player.

Round 7

With pick No,. 243, the 49ers grab Boston College DE Kaleb Ramsey, who has good bulk for a five technique.  Listed at 6’3″ and 293 pounds, Ramsey has athletic gifts to contribute.  At the combine, Ramsey displayed he’s no stranger to the weight room by benching 225 pounds 36 times, tops among all defensive lineman.  Ramsey also flashes good first step explosiveness; however, he has shown that durability is his Achilles heel.  Ramsey has missed a multitude of collegiate games due to injuries to his foot, hamstring, head, hip, calf, and shoulder.

The final 49ers selection occurred at pick No. 245 where they grabbed Oklahoma FB Trey Millard, who is another candidate for the PUP list this season as he recovers from an ACL tear back in October.  Millard is known as a thumper, and outside of this ACL tear he is recovering from, he has proven to be durable throughout his collegiate career.  Millard brings some value to the table as a short yardage back and receiver out of the backfield, although previously acquired RB Carlos Hyde should be able to fill that role in tandem with Frank Gore.  Additionally, Millard’s best value may come as a core special teams player.  He should make a very nice addition to the Tony Montana squad after this red shirt year.


UDFA

Due to the twelve draft selections the 49ers took, they only room on their 90 man roster for a few undrafted free agents.  Bleacher Report’s Peter Panacy keeps us updated on the latest UDFA signings for the 49ers.

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NFC West Draft

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Commissioner Goodell announcing a pick at the NFL Draft.

This post will take a brief look at how the selections from around the NFC West will impact the battles this season with the 49ers.

Rams

Selection Number
Name
Position
School
2Greg RobinsonOTAuburn
The Rams offensive line shaping up to be formidable for years to come. Having Greg Robinson and Jake Long as bookend tackles with Rodger Saffold resigned and sliding in to become an elite guard makes a stout line to protect Bradford and open up lanes for Zac Stacy.
13Aaron DonaldDTPittsburgh
Games are won at the line of scrimmage. The Rams are following this mentality with this draft selection of Aaron Donald. Their d-line on paper is downright scary with Long, Quinn, Donald, and Brockers along the line. Donald has great first step and will be a disruptive pass rusher from the 3 technique.
41Lamarcus JoynerCB/SFlorida State
This pick has shades of Tyrann Mathieu and Jimmie Ward. Joyner has positional versatility as he can play corner or safety, but his best spot next year will be as a nickel corner. Like it or not, Jimmie Ward will constantly be compared with Joyner and Mathieu due to the similar makeup, similar positions, and the fact that the 49ers could have selected any of the three.
75Tre MasonRBAuburn
Greg Robinson will be able to block for Tre Mason for at least a few more years. The Auburn connection is pairing up in St. Louis
110Maurice AlexanderSUtah State
He certainly passes the eyeball test. At 6'1" and 220 pounds, Alexander has the frame and mentality as a former linebacker to be a solid enforcer in a secondary. Has had some off the field issues with an assault charge back in 2012.
188E.J. GainesCBMissouri
The Rams continue to bolster their secondary with a solid run-supporting corner in E.J. Gaines. Has solid special teams ability until he works his way into the defensive backfield.
214Garrett GilbertQBSMU
When the Longhorns recruit you more heavily than in state prospect Andrew Luck, you know there's talent there. However, things never materialized for Gilbert at Texas as he struggled to control the starting position. Gilbert transferred to SMU and operated in their dink and dunk offense, so Gilbert will have work to do learning a pro style offense. He has the size and arm talent necessary to succeed, so only time will tell if Gilbert can serve a a quality developmental quarterback for Les Snead and Jeff Fisher.
226Mitchell Van DykOTPortland State
The Rams take further help along the offensive line with raw, but talented prospect Mitchell Van Dyk. A three year starter for the Vikings, Van Dyk carries a massive 6'7" frame with room to add more bulk. According to ESPN's Nick Wagner, Van Dyk has already been working on adding bulk and is up from 299 pounds to 315 pounds already.
241C.B. BryantFSOhio State
Bryant brings a number of tools to the table, but his greatest asset may be his intangibles. He is a high character guy with adequate speed for the position. Additionally, he is a willing tackler in the box. However, he doesn't generate many turnovers and struggles some in coverage.
249Michael SamDEMissouri
In the first of back to back compensatory picks, the St. Louis Rams take Michael Sam. The Rams are a good fit for Sam as Jeff Fisher has established a positive culture in St. Louis, so Sam will just need to focus on what he does best, rush the passer. According to Mike Mayock, "His best thing is his first step. He doesn't have length, so he wins with quickness. He's not going to be a player in space. He'll play with his hand in the dirt. I applaud St. Louis. He'll join one of most ferocious fronts in football. Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is very good at identifying what you do well; in sub packages, he can be creative."
250Demetrius RhaneyCTennessee State
Rhaney is about as quick as a Center prospect can be. He made his presence felt at his pro day by blazing a 4.96 forty time. He definitely has the quickness to reach the second level to take care of linebackers in the run game. Solid addition to end the day for the Rams.

Cardinals

Selection Number
Name
Position
School
27 Deone BucannonSSWashington State
Arizona is in the process of making the Southern version of the Legion of Boom. Bucannon will be a thumper in the secondary a la Kam Chancellor. Pairing Deone Bucannon with Mathieu and Peterson has the makings for an exceptional secondary.
52Troy NiklasTENotre Dame
Troy Niklas is the selection in the second round for the Cardinals. He’s a throwback tight end as he’s a willing blocker.
84Kareem MartinDENorth Carolina
The Cardinals go back to strengthening their strength by bolstering the defensive line. Kareem Martin out of North Carolina will add length and quickness to their line rotation.
91John BrownWRPittsburg State
Pittsburg State WR John Brown will add speed to the Cardinals offense. While it remains to be seen how Brown adjusts to the highest level of competition, his athleticism shows he belongs at this level.
120Logan ThomasQBVirginia Tech
Logan Thomas looks like a quarterback you would design in a Madden game. He's big and fast, but needs to become more consistent. Arians must believe he can smooth out the rough edges to have a solid guy to develop behind Palmer.
160Ed StinsonDEAlabama
Alabama sends well developed prospects to the NFL. The Cardinals snatch up Ed Stinson, who can serve as a 5-Technique in the Cardinals 3-4 defense. Although Stinson doesn't offer much as a pass rusher, he won't be asked to in the Arizona D. His job will fit his strength of using frame to occupy blockers and set the edge for the linebackers to stay clean behind him.
196Walt PowellWRMurray State
This young man has good intangibles as a team captain at Murray State and is elusive in the open field. However, he is quicker than fast and isn't the biggest guy at 5'11". Leaves something to be desired with his run blocking.

Seahawks

Selection Number
Name
Position
School
Twice the Seahawks have traded down to accumulate picks. By trading down eight slots with the Minnesota Vikings, the Seahawks added an additional fourth round selection. However, Seattle was not finished sliding down the board. They also traded back with the Detroit Lions. According to Danny Kelly of Field Gulls, the Seahawks have netted picks 45, 111, and 227 in exchange for picks 40 and 146.
45Paul RichardsonWRColorado
The Seahawks have finally selected, and they took a speedster that would have been a logical fit for the 49ers as well. Paul Richardson, who is commonly known as a ‘Poor Man’s Desean Jackson’, will add more speed to a wide receiver core that already boasts Percy Harvin. With a dominant run game coming from Beast Mode, Seattle will be able to sprinkle in chunk yardage plays with Harvin and Richardson.
64Justin BrittOTMissouri
Selection number 64 finally gives the Seahawks the offensive line help most had them pegged for grabbing at the end of the first. Britt looks to be the right tackle of the future for the defending champs. He’ll need to adjust to a power running system as he played left tackle in a two point stance in Missouri’s spread offense.
108Cassius MarshDEUCLA
Intensity. Marsh plays with a fire on the field and brings length and more athleticism to the Seahawks D-Line. Has had some issues off the field and a couple of fights on the field, but he will bring more toughness and swagger to the 'Hawks D.
The Seahawks have traded back again. They send pick 111 (4th) to the Bengals for pick 123 (4th) and pick 199 (6th).
123Kevin NorwoodWRAlabama
Solid pick. Norwood has good size at 6'2" and 200 pounds. He'll be a reliable target for Russell Wilson. Thought his range was about one round earlier, so he's a solid value here.
132Kevin Pierre-LouisOLBBoston College
Kevin Pierre-Louis is an athletic tweener for a linebacker. He's a bit small for a linebacker at 6'0" and 230 pounds. Has a frame to add bulk, but he has outstanding athleticism for the position. At minimum, Pierre-Louis can be a special teams star.
172Jimmy StatenDTMiddle Tennessee
From DraftInsider.net, "Though marginally productive, Staten was a consistent college lineman and offers potential at a variety of positions in a two-gap system."
199Garrett ScottOTMarshall
In the famed Tom Brady draft slot, the Seahawks snag Garrett Scott from Marshall. Schneider doubles down on tackle help to hopefully take care of this issue and Russell Wilson once and for all. He's a Second Team All-Conference USA selection and has impressive athleticism for a 6'4" and 307 pound man.
208Eric PinkinsFSSan Diego State
Shocker Alert! The Seahawks have selected a large defensive back for their secondary. OK, so maybe that's not shocking at all, but Seattle is adding to a group of their team that is already a strength. Despite recently locking down Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor last year, the Seahawks add 6'3" and 220 pound FS. He's a willing in the box run supporter, but he lacks ball skills and range.
227Kiero SmallRB/FBArkansas
Ranked as the 408th best prospect in the draft according to nfldraftscout.com, Schneider once again sees something that many others do not. At this point though, it's best to just roll with it due the track record Schneider has had in the draft during recent years. Small is not a small player standing at 5'8", but a solid 244 pounds. He'll add competition to a group that already includes inspirational player Derrick Coleman and Spencer Ware.

 

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Draft Walk-Up Songs

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Like a closer strutting to the mound, the NFL draft is adding a new wrinkle this year.  Top prospects invited to Radio City Music Hall are choosing songs to walk up to the podium.

Jump the link to see the songs chosen by Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and more!

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49ers Mock Draft


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Hype – Sweat – Determination – Dreams – It all comes down to this.

The next stop on the Quest for Six is Radio City Music Hall.  The 2014 NFL Draft kicks of this Thursday, and this draft will go a long way in determining how long the 49ers Super Bowl window stays open.

This is the deepest and best draft class I’ve even in probably ten years.  That’s been reinforced by most of the general managers and scouts I’ve talked to throughout the league. I had one GM tell me the other day that having a top 20 pick this year is very similar to having a Top ten pick last year.

Mike Mayock

With eleven selections, including six within the top three rounds, the 49ers are set up for a superb haul of athletes.  Due to the abundance of selections and relatively few active roster spots to fill, Trent Baalke is equipped to target his gold helmet prospects and move up and down the board to select them.

In this 49ers mock draft primer to Thursday’s festivities, we’ll mock selections for all seven rounds of the draft with possible trades.  With Mike Mayock, draftniks, and General Managers all in consensus that this is one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, we’ll work under the assumption that rebuilding teams will be more willing to trade down to stockpile talent to depleted rosters.  All videos are courtesy of Draft Breakdown.

 Needs – CB (2)/WR/IOL/OLB/SS/DL

The 49ers biggest draft needs have been discussed in great detail this off season.  Such is life in a football crazed country with no football on Sundays.  With Terrell Brown and Carlos Rogers landing across the bay with the Oakland Raiders, cornerback is a position that could use an infusion of talent.  A wide receiver to stretch the field or a red zone threat to high point the football could open up the offense, especially when facing the Legion of Boom at least two times a year.  Additionally, key contributors and role players are entering their contract years, so Trent Baalke will keep following his philosophy of drafting for need the year prior to the need.


Round 1 – 30th Overall – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood

Trent Baalke drops a bombshell in the first round.  Desir, pegged by draft guru Matt Miller as the 49th ranked prospect, has many of the traits Trent Baalke covets in corners.  With size and impressive arm length, Desir has many of the traits that are in vogue in the NFL.  For his size, Desir is an impressive athlete that excels at generating turnovers.  Despite playing his college ball against lower competition, Desir proved he could handle higher competition as a standout at the Senior Bowl.  He proved himself to be coachable, and with the tutelage of Ed Donatell, Desir has the potential to man the boundary for years to come.

Many fans are clamoring for the 49ers to trade up for a game changing wide receiver a la Mike Evans or Odell Beckham Jr.  Mike Evans placed himself well within the top ten picks after a scorching 4.53 forty time to go with his impressive frame.  Beckham Jr. is another player that has likely risen up draft boards enough to make a trade for him unlikely.  Rumors are swirling that the Jets highly covet him and are willing to trade up to go get him.

Other Considerations – Jason Verrett, Dee Ford, and Cody Latimer

 


 

TRADE – Round 2 – 39th Overall - Dominique Easley – DT – Florida

49ers trade selection number 56, 94, and 242 in exchange for selection 39. Déjà vu?  The 49ers select an heir apparent for their aging 3-4 defensive ends with a Florida lineman returning from an ACL injury.  If Easley maintains his explosive first step post-injury, the 49ers have the potential for a disruptive bookend pair with Tank Carradine once McDonald moves on and the Cowboy hangs it up.  If healthy, Easley could easily be competing with Aaron Donald to be the first DT off the board.

Other Considerations – Stephon Tuitt, Marcus Martin, Kelvin Benjamin


Round 2 – 61st Overall – Martavis Bryant - WR – Clemson

Height, weight, speed, upside.  Martavis Bryant has the potential to add a missing component to the 49ers passing game.  While not a burner like a Brandin Cooks, he has the long striding ability more comparable to Randy Moss to make secondaries respect the deep threat.  In addition to his 4.42 forty speed, Martavis Bryant is 6’4″ with the ability to bring a red zone threat the 49ers currently lack.  Bryant needs to work on his route running and struggles with drops, but if he can clean up these issues, Bryant can be a game changer at the next level.

Other Considerations – Paul Richardson, Philip Gaines, Gabe Jackson, Deone Buchannon


Round 3 – 77th Overall - Bruce Ellington – WR – South Carolina

Baalke doubles down on the receiver position with Bruce Ellington.  While he doesn’t have elite size or speed, Ellington is a mentally and physically strong player and is an ideal slot receiver.  He’ll go over the middle, and he is a willing blocker in the run game, which will definitely appeal to the 49ers brass.

Other Considerations – Terrence Brooks, Chris Borland, Jared Abbredis,


Round 3 – 100th Overall – Keith McGill – CB/S – Utah

Keith McGill’s positive attributes are obvious when he’s given the eyeball test.  He’s 6’3″ with long arms.  For his size, McGill has incredible straight line speed.  Similar to Richard Sherman, McGill should have the capability to overcome some hip stiffness with his length to deflect passes.  He also scores additional points with the 49ers due to his versatility of moving to safety and serving as a gunner on special teams.

Other Considerations – Billy Turner, Bashaud Breeland, Carl Bradford, Telvin Smith


TRADE – Round 4 – 121st Overall - Brandon Thomas – OG – Clemson

49ers trade selection number 129 and 170 in exchange for selection 121 and 197.

The 49ers cannot possibly add eleven draft picks to their active 46 man roster.  Heck, it’ll be nearly impossible to add half that amount to the 53 man roster.  Therefore, it makes sense for the Red and Gold to follow a similar philosophy as last year and select injured, but talented players to red shirt.  This is a luxury of having one of the deepest rosters in the league that only allows 46 to dress on game days.

Brandon Thomas is a big man with nimble feet and the arm length Trent Baalke looks for.  At minimum, he’ll provide competition for a guard position if the 49ers are unable to retain the services of Mike Iupati after this season.

Other Considerations - Dakota Dozier, Craig Loston, Aaron Colvin, Terrance West


Round 6 – 197th Overall – Aaron Lynch – OLB – South Florida

He certainly looks the part.  Aaron Lynch was on track to being a first round selection as a highly touted recruit to Notre Dame.  However, that track was derailed as he transferred to South Florida due to being homesick.  While he is still a bit raw as a pass rusher, he has the physical tools that Jim Tomsula can mold and shape.    His selection is due to the immense upside he brings.  Additionally, Harbaugh firmly believes the mantra ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’, so his addition provides great competition for the group that will battle for play time due to Aldon Smith’s likely suspension.

Other Considerations – Lamin Barrow, Shaquil Barrett, Joe Don Duncan, Jeff Janis


 Round 7 – 243rd Overall - A.C. Leonard – TE – Tennessee State

Dating back to Harbaugh’s years in the college game, he’s always employed a multiple tight-end sets.  Last season, Delanie Walker was sorely missed.  Vance McDonald was drafted to fill his shoes and add a new dimension to the offense, but insurance and competition is never a bad idea.

A.C. Leonard is another physically talented player with some red flags.  He has all the talent necessary to be an effective move tight end a la Delanie Walker.  For the position, he has excellent speed and sure hands.  However, Leonard’s biggest issues have always been off the field.  He has multiple incidents off the field dating back to his days at Florida before he left the program.

Other Considerations – Walt Aikens, Kain Colter, Xavier Grimble


 Round 7 – 245th Overall – Howard Jones – OLB – Shepherd

More insurance for a possible Aldon Smith suspension and more competition for the outside linebackers group.  Howard Jones has tremendous upside with his length and athleticism.  If he can turn his athletic abilities into production, Jones can eventually turn into a consistent contributor for Vic Fangio’s defense.  At minimum, Jones can be a solid role player for the special teams unit, possibly taking Anthony Dixon’s spot on the Tony Montana squad.

Other Considerations – Will Clarke, Tyler Starr, Chris Davis

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Prospect Breakdown – Jason Verrett

NFL Comparison – Antoine Winfield

Jason Verrett
PositionSchoolCollege ExperienceHeightWeight
CBTCUSenior5-9189
Measurables
40 Time10 Yard SplitBroad JumpVertical Jump3 Cone DrillArm Length
4.381.4710' 8''39"6.6930 ⅝"

Positives

  • Great burst and agility – Key for sticking with receivers in the slot and recovery speed to make plays on the ball once in the air.
  • Excellent change of direction with fluid hips
  • Has versatility to play in the slot or outside
  • Highly productive in college – 9 interceptions and 43 passes defensed
  • High character individual – definite Gold Helmet material
  • Has ball hawking ability
  • Great instincts in causing turnovers
  • Willing tackler in run support

Negatives

  • The biggest knock on Verrett is his lack of ideal height and arm length
  • Recent surgery on torn labrum – He should return in time for training camp

 

 

  • Flagged with frequent holding penalties in college
  • Struggles shedding blocks in the run game, especially on tight ends and running backs

Conclusion

Jason Verrett fits the bill for what the 49ers need in a first round cornerback.  He should be available in the second half of the first round, so he is well within Trent Baalke’s striking zone.  He has the versatility the 49ers adore with the ability to step in day one as the team’s nickel corner.  As the NFL keeps evolving into a passing league, teams require three starting level CB’s, and Verrett has special ability despite his lack of height and length.

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3 Round Mock Draft


Who will the 49ers take with their bounty of picks this year?

Who will the 49ers take with their bounty of picks this year?
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The free agency frenzy is in the rear view mirror.  The 49ers addressed their most prominent holes by bringing back Anquan Boldin, Phil Dawson, Eric Wright, Perrish Cox, and Michael Wilhoite.  Damarcus Dobbs was also tendered as a restricted free agent, so he will likely be back in the fold as well.  In addition to bringing back their own guys, the 49ers moved quickly to replace SS Donte Whitner by signing Antoine Bethea (beth-ay) from the Indianapolis Colts and Chris Cook from the Minnesota Vikings.  Furthermore, Harbaugh will have another chance to redeem a first round quarterback after the 49ers traded for Blaine Gabbert.  Jonathan Martin also became a 49er after the team sent a conditional 7th round pick to the Dolphins.  With so many of the perceived holes filled, Trent Baalke and company can focus on adding impact players and adding solid depth in the draft to compete with aging and more expensive options.  The 49ers will have six selections within the first three rounds of the draft, so they look to add impact talent to an already stacked roster, and given the talent level of this year’s class, it’s a great year to be a Niners fan!  Here’s Niners Draft’s best Nostradamus impersonation for what the 49ers will / should do in this 3 Round Mock Draft.

 

Round 1
1Houston TexansJadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
2St. Louis Rams (from Washington)Sammy WatkinsWRClemson
3Jacksonville JaguarsTeddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
4Cleveland BrownsBlake BortlesQBCentral Florida
5Oakland RaidersGreg RobinsonOTAuburn
6Atlanta FalconsKhalil MackOLBBuffalo
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersJake MatthewsOTTexas A&M
8Minnesota VikingsJohnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
9Buffalo BillsMike EvansWRTexas A&M
10Detroit LionsJustin GilbertCBOklahoma State
11Tennessee TitansAnthony BarrOLBUCLA
12New York GiantsKony EalyDEMissouri
13St. Louis RamsTaylor LewanOTMichigan
14Chicago BearsAaron DonaldDTPittsburgh
15Pittsburgh SteelersJason VerrettCBTCU
16Dallas CowboysC.J. MoselyLBAlabama
17Baltimore RavensHasean "HaHa" Clinton-DixSAlabama
18New York JetsCalvin PryorSLouisville
19Miami DolphinsCyrus KouandjioOTAlabama
20Arizona CardinalsEric EbronTENorth Carolina
21Green Bay PackersRa'Shede HagemanDTMinnesota
22Philadelphia EaglesDarqueze DennardCBMichigan State
23Kansas City ChiefsOdell Beckham Jr.WRLSU
24Cincinnati Bengals Kyle FullerCBVirginia Tech
25San Diego ChargersLouis NixDTNotre Dame
26Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)Brandin CooksWROregon State
27New Orleans SaintsStephon TuittDE/DTNotre Dame
28Carolina PanthersMarquise LeeWRUSC
29New England PatriotsJace AmaroTETexas Tech
30San Francisco 49ersKelvin BenjaminWRFlorida State
31Denver BroncosRyan ShazierLBOhio State
32Seattle SeahawksXavier Su’a-Filo GUCLA
Round 2
33Houston TexansDerek CarrQBFresno State
34Washington Football TeamLamarcus JoynerCB/SFlorida State
35Cleveland BrownsChris BorlandILBWisconsin
36Oakland RaidersDee FordDEAuburn
37Atlanta FalconsMorgan MosesOTVirginia
38Tampa Bay BuccaneersBradley RobyCBOhio State
39Jacksonville JaguarsCarlos HydeRBOhio State
40Minnesota VikingsKyle Van NoyOLBBYU
41Buffalo BillsJimmie WardSNorthern Illinois
42Tennessee TitansJimmy GarropoloQBEastern Illinois
43New York GiantsDavid YankeyGStanford
44St. Louis RamsZach MettenbergerQBLSU
45Detroit LionsStanley Jean-BaptisteCB/SNebraska
46Pittsburgh SteelersScott CrichtonDEOregon State
47Dallas CowboysDominique EasleyDTFlorida
48Baltimore RavensTroy NiklasTENotre Dame
49New York JetsPierre DesirCBLindenwood
50Miami DolphinsGabe JacksonGMississippi State
51Chicago BearsDeone BucannonSWashington State
52Arizona CardinalsA.J. McCarronQBAlabama
53Green Bay PackersAustin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
54Philadelphia EaglesTelvin SmithOLBFlorida State
55Cincinnati BengalsAntonio RichardsonOTTennessee
56San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)Marcus RobersonCBFlorida
57San Diego ChargersAllen RobinsonWRPenn State
58New Orleans SaintsMarcus MartinCUSC
59Indianapolis ColtsTre MasonRBAuburn
60Carolina PanthersJack MewhortOTOhio State
61San Francisco 49ersDavante AdamsWRFresno State
62New England PatriotsTravis SwansonCArkansas
63Denver BroncosTrent MurphyDEStanford
64Seattle SeahawksMartavis Bryant WRClemson
Round 3
65Houston TexansWill SuttonDTArizona State
66Washington Football TeamJordan MatthewsWR Vanderbuilt
67Oakland RaidersJarvis LandryWR LSU
68Atlanta FalconsKareem MartinDE North Carolina
69Tampa Bay BuccaneersDonte MoncriefWR Ole Miss
70Jacksonville JaguarsDaQuan JonesDTPenn State
71Cleveland BrownsJared AbbrederisWRWisconsin
72Minnesota VikingsBashaud BreelandCBClemson
73Buffalo BillsJoel BitonioOT/GNevada
74New York GiantsKelcy QuarlesDTGeorgia
75St. Louis RamsCyril RichardsonGBaylor
76Detroit LionsPaul RichardsonWRColorado
77San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee)Weston RichburgCColorado State
78Dallas CowboysJackson JeffcoatDETexas
79Baltimore RavensAdrian HubbardLBAlabama
80New York JetsBruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
81Miami DolphinsCharles SimsRBWest Virginia
82Chicago BearsC.J. FiedorowiczTEIowa
83Cleveland Browns (from Pittsburgh)Shayne SkovLBStanford
84Arizona CardinalsBilly TurnerOTNorth Dakota State
85Green Bay PackersJeremiah AttaochuOLBGeorgia Tech
86Philadelphia EaglesTrevor ReillyOLBUtah
87Kansas City ChiefsDakota DozierGFurman
88Cincinnati BengalsYawin SmallwoodLBConnecticut
89San Diego ChargersKeith McGillCB/SUtah
90Indianapolis ColtsTerrence BrooksSFlorida State
91New Orleans SaintsLouchiez PurifoyCBFlorida
92Carolina PanthersBrandon ColemanWRRutgers
93New England PatriotsJosh HuffWROregon
94San Francisco 49ersAhmad DixonSBaylor
95Denver BroncosJeremy HillRBLSU
96Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)Ego FergusonDTLSU
97Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp Pick)James HurstOTNorth Carolina
98Green Bay Packers (Comp Pick)Jaylen WatkinsCBFlorida
99Baltimore Ravens (Comp Pick)Ja'Wuan JamesOTTennessee
100San Francisco 49ers (Comp Pick)David FalesQBSan Jose State

 

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Top 100 Big Board


Johnny Manziel

Where does Johnny Manziel rank amongst the 2014 NFL Draft class?
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Rank
Name
School
Position
Height
Weight
Combine 40 Time
1Jadeveon ClowneySouth CarolinaDE6-52664.53
2Greg RobinsonAuburnOT6-53324.92
3Khalil MackBuffaloOLB6-32514.65
4Jake MatthewsTexas A&MOT6-53085.07
5Sammy WatkinsClemsonWR6-02114.43
6Mike EvansTexas A&MWR6-42314.53
7Teddy BridgewaterLouisvilleQB6-4214DNP
8Anthony BarrUCLAOLB6-52554.66
9Blake BortlesCentral FloridaQB6-52324.93
10Justin GilbertOklahoma StateCB6-02024.37
11C.J. MoselyAlabamaILB6-2234DNP
12Kony EalyMissouriDE6-42734.92
13Taylor LewanMichiganOT6-73094.87
14Aaron DonaldPittsburghDT6-12854.68
15Eric EbronNorth CarolinaTE6-42504.60
16Jason VerrettTCUCB5-91894.38
17Hasean "HaHa" Clinton-DixAlabamaS6-12084.58
18Odell Beckham Jr.LSUWR5-111984.43
19Calvin PryorLouisvilleS5-112074.58
20Darqueze DennardMichigan StateCB5-111914.51
21Ra'Shede HagemanMinnesotaDT6-63105.02
22Brandin CooksOregon StateWR5-91894.33
23Stephon TuittNotre DameDE6-5304DNP
24Louis NixNotre DameDT6-23315.42
25Johnny ManzielTexas A&MQB5-112074.68
26Dee FordAuburnDE6-22524.67
27Kyle FullerVirginia TechCB6-01904.49
28Ryan ShazierOhio StateOLB6-1237DNP
29Cyrus KouandjioAlabamaOT6-63225.59
30Marquise LeeUSCWR5-111924.52
31Timmy Jernigan Florida StateDT6-22995.06
32Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA G6-4 307 5.04
33Derek CarrFresno StateQB6-22144.69
34Kelvin BenjaminFlorida StateWR6-52404.61
35Morgan MosesVirginiaOT6-63145.35
36Zach MartinNotre DameOT / G6-4308DNP
37Jace AmaroTexas TechTE6-52654.74
38Bradley RobyOhio StateCB5-111944.39
39Lamarcus JoynerFlorida StateS / CB5-81844.55
40Carlos HydeOhio StateRB5-112304.66
41Jimmie WardNorthern IllinoisS5-11193DNP
42Troy NiklasNotre DameTE6-6270DNP
43Kyle Van NoyBYUOLB6-32434.71
44Scott CrichtonOregon StateDE6-32734.84
45David YankeyStanfordG6-53155.48
46Chris BorlandWisconsinILB5-112484.83
47Marcus Martin USCC6-3320DNP
48Austin Seferian-JenkinsWashingtonTE6-5262DNP
49Allen RobinsonPenn StateWR6-22204.60
50Tre MasonAuburnRB5-82074.50
51Jimmy GaroppolloEastern IllinoisQB6-22264.97
52Davante AdamsFresno StateWR6-12124.56
53Pierre DesirLindenwoodCB6-11984.59
54Gabe JacksonMississippi StateG6-33365.51
55Dominique EasleyFloridaDT6-2288DNP
56Stanley Jean-BaptisteNebraskaCB6-32184.61
57Telvin SmithFlorida StateOLB6-32184.52
58Trent MurphyStanfordDE6-52504.86
59Antonio RichardsonTennesseeOT6-63365.30
60Martavis Bryant ClemsonWR6-32114.42
61Deone BucannonWashington StateS6-12114.49
62Marcus RobersonFloridaCB6-01914.61
63Travis SwansonArkansasC6-53125.26
64Zach MettenbergerLSUQB6-5224DNP
65Kareem MartinNorth CarolinaDE6-62724.72
66Jack MewhortOhio StateOT6-63095.37
67Cyril RichardsonBaylorG6-53295.36
68A.J. McCarronAlabamaQB6-32204.94
69Will SuttonArizona StateDT6-03035.36
70Jeremiah AttaochuGeorgia TechOLB6-32524.68
71Jordan MatthewsVanderbuiltWR6-32124.46
72Jarvis LandryLSUWR5-112044.77
73DaQuan JonesPenn StateDT6-43225.35
74Adrian HubbardAlabamaOLB6-62574.69
75Donte MoncriefOle MissWR6-22214.40
76Bashaud BreelandClemsonCB5-111974.62
77Charles SimsWest VirginiaRB6-02144.48
78Kelcy QuarlesGeorgiaDT6-42975.03
79Jared AbbrederisWisconsinWR6-11954.50
80Shayne SkovStanfordILB6-2245DNP
81Jeremy HillLSURB6-02334.66
82Paul RichardsonColoradoWR6-01754.40
83Joel BitonioNevadaOT6-43024.97
84Weston RichburgColorado StateC6-32985.10
85Trevor ReillyUtahOLB6-5245DNP
86Ego FergusonLSUDT6-3315DNP
87Jackson JeffcoatTexasDE6-32474.63
88James HurstNorth CarolinaOT6-5296DNP
89Keith McGillUtahCB6-32114.51
90Terrence BrooksFlorida StateS5-111984.42
91David FalesSan Jose StateQB6-22124.99
92C.J. FiedorowiczIowaTE6-52654.76
93Bruce EllingtonSouth CarolinaWR5-91974.45
94Billy TurnerNorth Dakota StateOT6-53155.16
95Dakota DozierFurmanG6-43135.42
96Ahmad DixonBaylorS6-02124.41
97Carl BradfordArizona StateOLB6-12504.76
98Yawin SmallwoodConnecticutILB6-2246 5.01 (injured during run)
99Logan ThomasVirginia TechQB6-62484.61
100Caraun ReidPrincetonDT6-23024.91
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NFL Draft Positional Rankings – Post Combine



The annual Underwear Olympics are in the rear-view mirror, and Pro Days are in full swing.  Most NFL teams have their big board and positional rankings about set, since there is only so much that can be discerned without the pads on.  However, the combine and pro days are truly valuable for gauging intangibles for the players, such as leadership, football intelligence, and work ethic.  Additionally, while the athletic testing is unlikely to dramatically alter a player’s draft status, it is a useful tool for separating players with similar grades based off of game tape.  Here are my NFL draft positional rankings for the top five players at each position.  All videos are from of Draft Breakdown.

Quarterbacks

  1. Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
  2. Blake Bortles – Central Florida
  3. Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
  4. Derek Carr – Fresno State
  5. Jimmy Garoppollo – Eastern Illinois

Running Backs

  1. Carlos Hyde – Ohio State
  2. Tre Mason – Auburn
  3. Charles Sims – West Virginia
  4. Jeremy Hill – LSU
  5. Bishop Sankey – Washington

Wide Receiver

  1. Sammy Watkins – Clemson
  2. Mike Evans – Texas A&M
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. – LSU
  4. Brandin Cooks – Oregon State
  5. Marqise Lee – USC

Tight End

  1. Eric Ebron – North Carolina
  2. Jace Amaro – Texas Tech
  3. Troy Niklas – Notre Dame
  4. Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Washington
  5. C.J. Fiedorowicz – Iowa

Tackles

  1. Greg Robinson – Auburn
  2. Jake Matthews – Texas A&M
  3. Taylor Lewan – Michigan
  4. Cyrus Kouandjio – Alabama
  5. Morgan Moses – Virginia

Guards

  1. Xavier Su’a-Filo – UCLA
  2. David Yankey – Stanford
  3. Gabe Jackson – Mississippi State
  4. Cyril Richardson – Baylor
  5. Dakota Dozier – Furman

Centers

  1. Marcus Martin – USC
  2. Travis Swanson – Arkansas
  3. Weston Richburg – Colorado State
  4. Tyler Lawson – Utah State
  5. Bryan Stork – Florida State

Defensive Tackles

  1. Aaron Donald – Pittsburgh
  2. RaShede Hageman – Minnesota
  3. Louis Nix – Notre Dame
  4. Timmy Jernigan – Florida State
  5. Dominique Easley – Florida

Defensive Ends

  1. Jadeveon Clowney – South Carolina
  2. Kony Ealy – Missouri
  3. Stephon Tuitt – Notre Dame
  4. Dee Ford – Auburn
  5. Scott Crichton – Oregon State

Outside Linebackers

  1. Khalil Mack – Buffalo
  2. Anthony Barr – UCLA
  3. Ryan Shazier – Ohio State
  4. Kyle Van Noy – BYU
  5. Telvin Smith – Florida State

Inside Linebackers

  1. C.J. Mosley – Alabama
  2. Chris Borland – Wisconsin
  3. Shayne Skov – Stanford
  4. Yawin Smallwood – Connecticut
  5. Lamin Barrow – LSU

Cornerbacks

  1. Justin Gilbert – Oklahoma State
  2. Jason Verrett – TCU
  3. Darqueze Dennard – Michigan State
  4. Kyle Fuller – Virginia Tech
  5. Bradley Roby – Ohio State

Safeties

  1. Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix – Alabama
  2. Calvin Pryor – Louisville
  3. Lamarcus Joyner – Florida State
  4. Jimmie Ward – Northern Illinois
  5. Deone Bucannon – Washington State

Special Teams – Kickers

  1. Chris Boswell – Rice
  2. Cairo Santos – Tulane
  3. Anthony Fera – Texas
  4. Zach Hocker – Arkansas
  5. Cody Parkey – Auburn

Special Teams – Punters (They’re People Too!)

  1. Kirby Van Der Kamp – Iowa State
  2. Pat O’Donnell – Miami FL
  3. Tom Hornsey – Memphis
  4. Steven Clark – Auburn
  5. Tyler Campbell – Ole Miss

 

 

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NFL Draft Selection Order


Commissioner Goodell

With the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select…
Image Courtesy of Marianne O’Leary

 

The official NFL Draft selection order for all seven rounds will be finalized during the NFL annual meeting from March 23-25.  Currently, the first two rounds are set in stone, but the compensatory picks handed out in Orlando later this month will add selections at the end of rounds three through seven.  The 49ers are predicted to gain a 4th round compensatory pick based off the net loss of free agents from the previous off-season.   Check back for updates when the compensatory picks are finalized.

 

Update – The 49ers have been awarded an extra third-round selection, pick 100 overall.  The pick comes from the free agent losses last year from Dashon Goldson, Delanie Walker, Ted Ginn, Ricky Jean-Francois, and Isaac Sopoaga against the signings of Glenn Dorsey, Phil Dawson, Craig Dahl, and Dan Skuta.  Including the compensatory pick and the traded 6th rounder for Gabbert, the 49ers now enter the draft with 11 selections.  Say it with me Trent, trade up!

49ers Picks

1st Round – 30th Overall

2nd Round – 56nd Overall (from Kansas City)

2nd Round – 61st Overall

3rd Round – 77th Overall (from Tennessee)

3rd Round – 94th Overall

3rd Round – 100th Overall (Comp Pick)

4th Round – 129th Overall

5th Round – 159th Overall

7th Round – 186th Overall (from New Orleans)

7th Round – 187th Overall (from Carolina)

7th Round – 189th Overall

 

1st Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars
  4. Cleveland Browns
  5. Oakland Raiders
  6. Atlanta Falcons
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Detroit Lions
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. New York Giants
  13. St. Louis Rams
  14. Chicago Bears
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers
  16. Dallas Cowboys
  17. Baltimore Ravens
  18. New York Jets
  19. Miami Dolphins
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Kansas City Chiefs
  24. Cincinnati Bengals
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
  27. New Orleans Saints
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. New England Patriots
  30. San Francisco 49ers
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks

2nd Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Oakland Raiders
  5. Atlanta Falcons
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Tennessee Titans
  11. New York Giants
  12. St. Louis Rams
  13. Detroit Lions
  14. Pittsburgh Steelers
  15. Dallas Cowboys
  16. Baltimore Ravens
  17. New York Jets
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Chicago Bears
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Cincinnati Bengals
  24. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. New Orleans Saints
  27. Indianapolis Colts
  28. Carolina Panters
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. New England Patriots
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks

3rd Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Oakland Raiders
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars
  7. Cleveland Browns
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. New York Giants
  11. St. Louis Rams
  12. Detroit Lions
  13. San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee)
  14. Dallas Cowboys
  15. Baltimore Ravens
  16. New York Jets
  17. Miami Dolphins
  18. Chicago Bears
  19. Cleveland Browns (from Pittsburgh)
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Kansas City Chiefs
  24. Cincinnati Bengals
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. Indianapolis Colts
  27. New Orleans Saints
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. New England Patriots
  30. San Francisco 49ers
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
  33. Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp Pick)
  34. Green Bay Packers (Comp Pick)
  35. Baltimore Ravens (Comp Pick)
  36. San Francisco 49ers (Comp Pick)

4th Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Atlanta Falcons
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars
  6. Cleveland Browns
  7. Oakland Raiders
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. St. Louis Rams
  11. Detroit Lions
  12. Tennessee Titans
  13. New York Giants
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore)
  15. New York Jets
  16. Miami Dolphins
  17. Chicago Bears
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers
  19. Dallas Cowboys
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Cincinnati Bengals
  24. Kansas City Chiefs
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. New Orleans Saints
  27. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. New England Patriots
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks
  33. Detroit Lions (Comp Pick)
  34. Baltimore Ravens (Comp Pick)
  35. Houston Texans (Comp Pick)
  36. Detroit Lions (Comp Pick)
  37. New York Jets (Comp Pick)
  38. Baltimore Ravens (Comp Pick)
  39. Atlanta Falcons (Comp Pick)
  40. New England Patriots (Comp Pick)

5th Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Cleveland Browns
  6. Seattle Seahawks (from Oakland)
  7. Atlanta Falcons
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Detroit)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. New York Giants
  13. St. Louis Rams
  14. New York Jets
  15. Miami Dolphins
  16. Chicago Bears
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Dallas Cowboys
  19. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore)
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Kansas City Chiefs
  24. Cincinnati Bengals
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. Indianapolis Colts
  27. New Orleans Saints
  28. Carolina Panthers
  29. Philadelphia Eagles (from New England)
  30. San Francisco 49ers
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks
  33. Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp Pick)
  34. New York Giants (Comp Pick)
  35. Baltimore Ravens (Comp Pick)
  36. Green Bay Packers (Comp Pick)

6th Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars
  4. Cleveland Browns
  5. Oakland Raiders
  6. Atlanta Falcons
  7. Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay)
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Tennessee Titans
  11. New York Giants
  12. St. Louis Rams
  13. Detroit Lions
  14. Miami Dolphins
  15. Chicago Bears
  16. Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas)
  18. Baltimore Ravens
  19. New York Jets
  20. Arizona Cardinals
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. New England Patriots (from Philadelphia)
  23. Cincinnati Bengals
  24. Kansas City Chiefs
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. New Orleans Saints
  27. Indianapolis Colts
  28. Carolina Panters
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars (from San Francisco 49ers)
  30. New England Patriots
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks
  33. New York Jets (Comp Pick)
  34. New York Jets (Comp Pick)
  35. Houston (Comp Pick)
  36. Cincinnati (Comp Pick)
  37. New York Jets (Comp Pick)
  38. St. Louis Rams (Comp Pick)
  39. Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp Pick)

7th Round

  1. Houston Texans
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Oakland Raiders
  5. Atlanta Falcons
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Buffalo Bills
  10. Carolina Panthers (from New York Giants)
  11. St. Louis Rams
  12. Detroit Lions
  13. Tennessee Titans
  14. Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago)
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers
  16. Dallas Cowboys
  17. Indianapolis Colts (from Baltimore)
  18. New York Jets
  19. Miami Dolphins
  20. Oakland Raiders (from Arizona)
  21. Green Bay Packers
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals
  25. San Diego Chargers
  26. St. Louis Rams (from Indianapolis)
  27. San Francisco 49ers (from New Orleans)
  28. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina)
  29. New England Patriots
  30. San Francisco 49ers
  31. Denver Broncos
  32. Seattle Seahawks
  33. Dallas Cowboys (Comp Pick)
  34. St. Louis Rams (Comp Pick)
  35. St. Louis Rams (Comp Pick)
  36. Dallas Cowboys (Comp Pick)
  37. Cincinnati Bengals (Comp Pick)
  38. Atlanta Falcons (Comp Pick)
  39. Dallas Cowboys (Comp Pick)
  40. Atlanta Falcons (Comp Pick)
  41. Houston Texans (Comp Pick)
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