I had planned on making my last 49ers mock draft the final one of the season but with the Ted Ginn Jr trade, I decided to put out an update. In addition to eliminating the need for a KR, the acquisition of Ginn makes it less likely that the Niners will take a WR early, thus leaving San Francisco without a fifth round pick.
Iupati has great footwork and many scouts think that he will be able to make the transition to RT. Either way, the Niners get an offensive lineman that will help improve their running game.
In the latest edition I have McClain dropping to 17, which would make him hard for the Niners to pass up. He is not the most physical specimen but Mike Singletary will love his instincts and leadership.
Jerry is another guard who has the ability to play RT. Unlike Iupati, Jerry played some right tackle at the Senior Bowl and looked comfortable doing so. I also like that he has a brother that plays DT in the NFL. With Iupati and Jerry, the Niners can let the two compete for RT and the other one becomes a solid guard.
McKnight is not CJ Spiller or Jahvid Best, but he can do some of the same things. He gives the Niners a third down back, an extra kick returner and could even be used as a receiver at times.
Lewis may have to convert to safety in the NFL, but either way, as a safety or corner, he fits a need for the 49ers. He has good size (6'2") and runs a 4.42 40 yard dash.
No change here, the Niners need to start getting pressure from the DE spot opposite Justin Smith. Geathers has been inconsistent, but has prototypical size for the position and has shown some flashes.
This pick is also the same as it was in my last draft. Singletary was at the William and Mary's pro day and it was most likely to get a look at Tracy. He recorded 12 sacks last year.
I am a big believer in good genetics, so when I see a player has had two cousins in the NBA and one in the NFL, it moves them up a little bit on my board. He has a basketball background, thus giving him good hands.