How do you define a draft sleeper? Some believe the term strictly describes a late-round prospect. In the case of this study, we'll be looking at sleepers in lieu of their draft projection. So, a prospect who is projected to go in any of the early rounds is fair game.
With the San Francisco 49ers having six picks in the top 100 selections of the 2014 NFL draft, we could see them dictate this draft rather easily. Of course, we could also see the front office taking a rather passive approach, as well.
The 49ers are in a great position to either move up or down in this draft. Many expect them to make a big jump up the draft board in the first round, but we could see general manager Trent Baalke take an alternative route in May.
Instead of climbing what is considered one of the deepest drafts in the last 10 years, we could see Baalke stock up on picks in 2015.
Additionally, don't be surprised if Baalke decides to draft for the future. We all know the 49ers needs at this point in the process, but things usually don't go as planned during the draft.
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