With the 2014 NFL draft just about here, let us lay out the final mock of what the San Francisco 49ers will do upon draft day.
For a more detailed analysis of San Francisco's draft strategy, be sure to check out this author's final mock here.
Round 1, Pick No. 17: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
The 49ers solve two immediate issues right away—explosiveness at wide receiver and in the return game—by drafting LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
To do this, San Francisco executes a trade with the Baltimore Ravens—sending their own first-round pick along with pick Nos. 77 and 94 overall.
The 49ers still have two picks remaining in Round 2 along with a compensatory pick in Round 3, proving they are still in great shape to land talent.
In an ideal scenario, the trade is even less expensive and may only cost one third-round pick instead of two.
Round 2, Pick No. 56: Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
He may not have the big-school pedigree, but Phillip Gaines possesses all the intangibles desired at this 49ers position of need. He has the size and speed necessary to transition over to the NFL level and the 49ers find these too hard to pass up according to Rob Rang of CBS Sports.
With two picks utilized, San Francisco has swiftly addressed their two primary needs in the draft. They also still have another second rounder to deal and/or use as desired, which puts them in an incredible position moving forward.
Round 2, Pick No. 61: Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
With the impact positions already addressed with their first two picks, the 49ers shift their focus upon the future of their offensive line.
Mike Iupati is entering a contract year and may be difficult for San Francisco to re-sign.
With the 49ers not wanting to jeopardize the effectiveness their O-line has enjoyed in recent years, they make a move to add Gabe Jackson to fill the eventual void left by Iupati when he departs via free agency.
Not only is Jackson effective in run blocking schemes, but he also matches up well in pass protection—an area the 49ers will look to be better in as they vow for a better passing offense moving forward.
Round 3, Pick No. 100: Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama
At 6'2" and 198 pounds, Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood could be the nice offsetting addition to Beckham Jr.
While he could add some bulk to his frame in order to match up against the physical defensive backs in the NFL, there is no doubting Norwood's hands. Those hands are to benefit quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers dive deeper into the wide pool of receiving prospects.
Remember, the 49ers may likely be without Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin in a couple years' time, so adding more than one wideout in this draft may not be a bad idea.
Round 4, Pick No. 116: Josh Mauro, DE, Stanford
The 49ers move up from their current spot in the fourth round by trading away running back LaMichael James to the Miami Dolphins. In exchange, San Francisco receives the 116th overall pick and spends it on Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro.
At 6'6" and 271 pounds, Mauro is a beast and has the Stanford ties with head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Further establishing the need is the fact that incumbent defensive end Justin Smith is not getting any younger and Ray McDonald may also be on his way out in a few years considering his contract length.
With Tank Carradine poised to eventually take over on one end, Mauro picks up the eventual job on the other.
As far as 2014 is concerned, the 49ers defensive line has even more depth and flexibility—elements that will be needed if San Francisco wants to vie for a championship this season.
Round 5, Pick No. 170: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama
Even though the 49ers tendered Aldon Smith's fifth-year option, that does not mean they overlook the position entirely in this draft.
Yet the 49ers are given the flexibility of targeting a guy late in the rounds. They do so by adding Adrian Hubbard out of Alabama.
Scott J. Adams of Cover32.com feels that Hubbard could be a nice, stop-gap option if Smith misses any playing time in 2014. In addition, he writes that Hubbard fits the mold of fellow outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
Hubbard also has the versatility to line up either at linebacker or defensive end, thus giving the 49ers defense even more flexibility.
Round 7, Pick No. 242: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt
At 5'10" and 188 pounds, Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal does not possess the elite size that would warrant a high selection on draft day.
Yet there are those who feel Hal could have gone much earlier in the draft by this point.
Matthew Fairburn of SB Nation was one of those who felt Hal would go earlier—citing the 49ers using pick No. 56 on him.
It is highly doubtful that San Francisco would make such a move, but if Hal is there in Round 7—where CBS Sports projects him to be—the 49ers add some depth and insurance to their defensive backfield.
Round 7, Pick No. 243: Christian Bryant, FS, Ohio State
There is the argument that the 49ers may draft a safety early on. We have covered some of that already in this slideshow.
While this author is not quite on board with the prior notion, San Francisco still looks to add some depth and competition in the secondary. To do this, they select free safety Christian Bryant with the 243rd overall pick.
At 5'9", Bryant is undersized at best, but he plays with great physicality and would at least offer some potential as a depth player or on special teams.
Round 7, Pick No. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Remember when Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was a highly touted prospect?
Sadly, a poor performance in the 2014 Senior Bowl has forced Boyd's draft stock to an all-time low. In addition, Boyd will no longer be able to enjoy the inflated stats put up when he was throwing to receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant.
Still, Boyd does display some of the necessary tools desired at the position and within the 49ers offense. He can run the ball and has a downfield arm according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller (h/t Taylor Price of 49ers.com).
With the 49ers looking to potentially add a third-string quarterback in this draft, why not take an athlete like Boyd and see if they can turn him into something useful?
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