San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: How the Rich Can Get Richer for 2013

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San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: How the Rich Can Get Richer for 2013
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Even a team as talent-rich as the 49ers could use more.

So, the San Francisco 49ers can get richer through the 2013 NFL Draft, you say?

The current Super Bowl contender and arguably best team in the NFL can become even more dominant, you mean?

With 14 real-life picks juxtaposed with a mock draft scenario, the 49ers can get bigger, better, stronger and indeed richer in 2013.

Now, before embarking on this journey, we’ll make it perfectly clear that assembling any sort of a mock draft in December involves a substantial amount of uncertainty. The endless moving parts from now until April will dictate a different outcome than what would happen if the draft took place today.

But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a little draft-related fun to ease the angst brought on by this upcoming 49ers-Seahawks divisional battle.

Let’s assume that San Francisco will finish in the top four when the 2012 season comes to a close. It currently holds the No. 4 overall seed, so regardless of what happens in the playoffs, let’s figure that the 49ers’ first-round pick will fall between No. 29 and No. 32.

(We will omit all potential trades as well.)

Having established these initial parameters, just what attractive college prospects might be available for the 49ers in the bottom of the first round?

How can the 49ers get richer next season with their 2013 opening-round draft selection?

Let’s check out three players who could oblige with first-round level skill sets.

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