7 Risky Picks the 49ers Must Consider in 2014 NFL Draft

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7 Risky Picks the 49ers Must Consider in 2014 NFL Draft
Rusty Costanza

The San Francisco 49ers have more ammunition than most in the 2014 NFL draft.

San Francisco has 11 picks, with six of those coming in the top 100 selections, giving them the opportunity to significantly bolster one of the best rosters in football.

There are few holes in the 49ers roster, which means the general manager may be able to take some risks as he looks to find the players to help San Francisco return to the Super Bowl.

Baalke's main priority will be to boost the 49ers' talent at the cornerback position, while the addition of a speed receiver to help stretch the field is also likely to be high on San Francisco's list of needs.

However, with an aging defensive line and fresh concerns over the future of pass-rush specialist Aldon Smith, it would not be too much of a surprise to see the Niners gamble and use some of their early picks in order to aid their front seven.

A promising young quarterback to develop behind starter Colin Kaepernick could be another avenue for a franchise that has the freedom to flexible in the draft.

The strength of the 49ers roster also enables them to consider players with troubling injury histories, as they did in 2013 when San Francisco selected Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore after each suffered serious knee injuries during their respective collegiate careers.

With the selections at their disposal, the 49ers have the scope to take further calculated gambles in this year's draft, here I look at seven risky picks they must consider come May 8.

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