San Francisco 49ers 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions, Version 2.0

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San Francisco 49ers 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions, Version 2.0
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Rumors fuel the talk surrounding draft day. 2013 is no exception.

It seems that mock drafts can change almost every day in the days and weeks leading up to the NFL draft.

Such is the case in 2013 and such is a case for this writer.

A week ago, I listed a mock draft predicting what the San Francisco 49ers would do in the 2013 NFL Draft.  After re-analyzing it, taking a look at deeper opinions and checking expert conclusions, I realized that I had made more than a few mistakes (hey at least I admit when I get it wrong).

The more and more I looked at my previous mock draft, as well as what people were saying, the less I liked it.  In fact I disliked it so much that it is time to present an updated mock draft with only a few days remaining.

Currently, the 49ers have 13 picks heading towards draft day.  Three of those picks are compensatory and cannot be traded.  Yet the remaining picks present an interesting dilemma for San Francisco.  For starters, the 49ers simply do not have 13 holes to fill.  With that stated, it is plausible and even likely that San Francisco will "shake things up" in this draft, potentially trading up one or more times to acquire players that may not drop to them.  It is possible that San Francisco may also trade excess picks this season for future picks next year.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports states that San Francisco may be interested in trading up to either the 13th or 14th overall pick which is entirely possible given their arsenal of draft-day selections (

If that is the case, this draft figures to be an exciting one for the 49ers.  While the excess amount of picks gives them plenty of room to gamble, the 49ers still need to approach draft day seriously.

In the case of this mock draft, I assume the 49ers make zero trades and trade-ups.  The reason is simple: with so many picks in this year's draft, San Francisco could legitimately make almost any trade scenario possible.  The seemingly endless amount of possibilities gives me a headache.

Regardless, there are glaring needs requiring attention.  First, San Francisco needs a safety.  They also need pass-rushing help on their defensive line.  The 49ers are in the market for a tight end to replace Delanie Walker and it is possible they may be looking for help at corner as well as wide receiver and running back.

San Francisco also needs to consider its future down the road.  There are a number of key players who may be departing via free agency after 2013.  How the 49ers prepare for that should be revealed on draft day.

Who knows exactly how it may fall out, but the 49ers are poised to make some great strides during this year's draft.  For a team on the cusp of winning a Super Bowl, it is mandatory that they make some significant moves.

Here is my second mock version of the 49ers' full 2013 NFL Draft.


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