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San Francisco 49ers Awarded 2 More Picks: Mock Draft with 7 Rounds and 12 Picks

Michael TierneyAnalyst IOctober 10, 2016

San Francisco 49ers Awarded 2 More Picks: Mock Draft with 7 Rounds and 12 Picks

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    The 49ers were awarded two seventh round compensatory picks with the 238th and 249th overall selections. Now the 49ers have the most picks of any team in the upcoming draft with 12 selections.

    Both are included in this San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft.

    No trades are included in this mock and no quarterbacks are taken because the NFL strike will most likely be averted.

    This is not a good year for NFL players to be striking (not in this economy). A lawsuit to end the lockout will be heard on April 6 where players are requesting an injunction.

    The outcome could be that the Plaintiffs (Players) and Defendants (NFL owners) come to an out-of-court settlement in late May or early June resolving the whole situation. A settlement would provide a profitable solution for everyone. 

    The 1982 NFL strike lasted 2 months and the 1987 NFL strike lasted a month.

    Neither the owners nor players want to lose mountains of money. The 2011 NFL Draft will take place in April, the strike will probably be averted before the summer, and then NFL owners will scramble to sign free agents.

San Francisco Will Sign 2 Quarterbacks

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    The 49ers' second order of business after this year’s draft is to sign a pair of quarterbacks.

    David Carr is the only quarterback on the roster. Alex Smith is a UFA and Troy Smith is an RFA.

    In a previous mock, I said 2011 is not the year the 49ers will use a first-round draft pick on a quarterback. This year's list does not compare to next year’s group.

    2012 will be a great year for quarterback prospects. Consider this short, partial list:

    Andrew Luck

    Nick Foles

    Matt Barkley

    Bryant Moniz

    Kellen Moore

    Darron Thomas

    Terrelle Pryor

    Dan Persa

    The 49ers will still draft in the top ten next year.

The Quarterbacks Will Come from Free Agency

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    With this in mind, the 49ers may bring Alex Smith back as a backup. The 49ers will not have the opportunity to draft Blaine Gabbert, so they will address their quarterback needs in free agency.

    They won’t waste this defensive-player-rich draft on Colin Kaepernick or Pat Devlin.

    If number ones Alex Smith and David Carr busted, odds are high that a second tier quarterback like Pat Devlin, a late round draft pick, won't perform like Peyton Manning.

    There is a better return on investment in finding a few offensive leaders in free agency. It is also unlikely that the 49ers would waste several high-round picks for a trade.

    Kevin Kolb and Brady Quinn are just not worth it. Carson Palmer might be a different story; however, it is doubtful that Cincinnati will let him go without getting the Golden Gate Bridge in the trade.

    The most likely result is that the 49ers will augment quarterback David Carr by resigning restricted free agent Troy Smith by early June and acquiring the best unrestricted free agent quarterback by mid-June. The question is who?

Former Baltimore Raven Quarterback Marc Bulger Could Start in 2011

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    There is a significant list of NFL experienced quarterbacks that are available as Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs). Signing any one of these outstanding quarterbacks does not come at the expense of trading the farm away.

    Here is the list: 

    Kyle Boller (UFA) - Oakland; Marc Bulger (UFA) - Baltimore; David Carr (UFA) - San Francisco; Kellen Clemens (UFA) - NY Jets; Kerry Collins (UFA) - Tennessee; Todd Collins (UFA) - Chicago; Brodie Croyle (UFA) - KansasCity; Trent Edwards (UFA) - Jacksonville; Brett Favre (UFA) - Minnesota; Charlie Frye (UFA) - Oakland; Bruce Gradkowski (UFA) - Oakland; Chris Greisen (UFA) - Dallas; Rex Grossman (UFA) - Washington; Matt Hasselbeck (UFA) - Seattle; Shaun Hill (UFA) Detroit; Tarvaris Jackson (UFA) - Minnesota; Matt Leinart (UFA) - Houston; J.P. Losman (UFA) - Seattle; Peyton Manning (UFA) - Indianapolis; Luke McCown (UFA) - Jacksonville; Matt Moore (UFA) - Carolina; J.T. O'Sullivan (UFA) – Oakland; Chad Pennington (UFA) – Miami; Patrick Ramsey (UFA) - Minnesota; Chris Simms (UFA) - Tennessee; Alex Smith (UFA) - San Francisco; Jim Sorgi (UFA) - NY Giants; Brian St. Pierre (UFA) - Carolina; Drew Stanton (UFA) - Detroit; Tyler Thigpen (UFA) - Miami; Michael Vick (UFA) - Philadelphia; Billy Volek (UFA) - San Diego; and Seneca Wallace (UFA) – Cleveland; 

    Probable Outcome: 49ers pursue and sign Baltimore free agent quarterback Mark Bulger. 

    With quarterbacks Marc Bulger, David Carr and Troy Smith as the “go forward” plan, it's back to the first order of business: the 2011 NFL Draft.

R1 / P7 (Overall 7): CB Patrick Peterson

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    Round 1 / Pick 7 (Overall 7): Primary Needs: CB, QB, 34OLB, NT, DT, 34DE

     

    Probable First Six Picks:

    Carolina: QB Blaine Gabbert

    Denver: DT Marcell Dareus

    Buffalo: QB Cam Newton

    Cincinnati: WR A.J. Green

    Arizona: 34OLB Von Miller

    Cleveland: 43DE Da’Quan Bowers 

     

    Probable Top Prospects Available at Pick Seven:

    DT Nick Fairley; CB Patrick Peterson; 34OLB Robert Quinn; CB Prince Amukamara 

     

    Probable Selection: CB Patrick Peterson

R2 / P13 (Overall 45): DT Stephen Paea

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    Round 2 / Pick 13 (Overall 45) 

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB, NT, DT, 34DE

    Secondary Needs: C/G, FB, FS, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (40-65 draft zone):

    DT Stephen Paea

    DT Marvin Austin

    34DE Brooks Reed

    34OLB Jabaal Sheard

    DT Christian Ballard

    34DE Allen Bailey

    QB Ryan Mallett

    QB Andy Dalton

    34DE Sam Acho 

    Probable Selection: DT Stephen Paea

R3 / P12 (Overall 76): 34DE Chris Carter

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    Round 3 / Pick 12 (Overall 76) 

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB, 34DE, NT

    Secondary Needs: C/G, FB, FS, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (70-85 draft zone):

    DT Kendrick Ellis

    DT Jarvis Jenkins

    34OLB Dontay Moch

    34DE Allen Bailey

    QB Colin Kaepernick

    34DE Sam Acho

    34DE Chris Carter

    DT Jurrell Casey

     

    Probable Selection: 34DE Chris Carter

R4 / P11 (Overall 108): NT Jerrell Powe

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    Round 4 / Pick 11 (Overall 108)

     

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB, NT

    Secondary Needs: C/G, FB, FS, WR

     

    Probable Prospects Available (100-120 draft zone):

    QB Ricky Stanzi

    DT Lawrence Guy

    NT Jerrell Powe

     

    Probable Selection: NT Jerrell Powe

     

    SHOULD I HAVE PICKED STANZI HERE?

    Analysts say Powe provides only a minimal pass rush, has flashes an explosive initial burst, but is very inconsistent, and allows slippery or strong runners to escape because he doesn't wrap securely.

R4 / P18 (Overall 115): C Kris O’Dowd

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    Round 4 / Pick 18 (Overall 115) 

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB

    Secondary Needs: C/G, FB, FS, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (100-130 draft zone):

    NT Jerrell Powe

    NT Sione Fua

    NT Ian Williams

    C Tim Barnes

    C Kris O’Dowd

    QB Nathan Enderle

    QB Pat Devlin

     

    Probable Selection: C Kris O’Dowd

R5 / P10 (Overall 141): FB Stanley Havili

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    Round 5 / Pick 10 (Overall 141) 

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB

    Secondary Needs: FB, FS, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (135-155 draft zone):

    34OLB Cheta Ozougwu

    C Tim Barnes

    QB Nathan Enderle

    NT Ian Williams

    FS Jaiquawn Jarrett

    FB Henry Hynoski

    QB Greg McElroy

    FB Stanley Havili

     

    Probable Selection: FB Stanley Havili

R6 / P9 (Overall 174): 34OLB Brian Rolle

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    Round 6 / Pick 9 (Overall 174) 

    Primary Needs: QB, 34OLB

    Secondary Needs: FS, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (165-185 draft zone):

    WR Niles Paul

    WR Austin Pettis

    WR Jeremy Kerley

    FB Stanley Havili

    C Kris O’Down

    C Brandon Fusco

    34OLB Brian Rolle

    FS Deunta Williams 

     

    Probable Selection: 34OLB Brian Rolle

R6/P25 (Overall 190): FS Deunta Williams

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    Round 6/Pick 25 (Overall 190)

     

    Needs: QB, FS, WR

     

    Probable Prospects Available (180-200 draft zone):

    FS/CB Chris Rucker

    WR Terrance Toliver

    WR Ryan Whalen

    QB Greg McElroy

    FS Deunta Williams

    FS Jerrard Tarrant

     

    Probable Selection: FS Deunta Williams

R7 / P8 (Overall 210): ILB Mike Mohamed

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    Round 7 / Pick 8 (Overall 210) 

    Needs: QB, WR 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (200-220 draft zone):

    WR Tori Gurley

    WR Ryan Whalen

    WR Jeff Maehl

    FB Henry Hynoski

    C Jake Kirkpatrick

    34OLB Bruce Miller

    ILB Mike Mohamed

     

    Probable Selection: ILB Mike Mohamed

R7 / P30 (Overall 230): WR Jeff Maehl

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    Round 7 / Pick 30 (Overall 230)

    Needs: QB, WR

     

    Probable Prospects Available (220-240 draft zone):

    WR Dane Sanzenbacher

    WR Terrance Toliver

    WR Ryan Whalen

    WR Jeff Maehl

    FB Henry Hynoski

    C Jake Kirkpatrick

    FS Jerrard Tarrant

    ILB Mike Mohamed

     

    Probable Selection: WR Jeff Maehl

R7 / P38 (Overall 238): FB Allen Bradford

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    Round 7 / Pick 38 (Overall 238)

     

    Probable Prospects Available (230-250 draft zone):

    FB Allen Bradford, USC

    DE Brandon Bair

    OT Derek Hall

    FS Eric Hagg

    FS/CB Richard Sherman

     

    Probable Selection: FB Allen Bradford

R7 / P49 (Overall 249): DT David Carter

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    Round 7/Pick 49 (Overall 249) 

    Primary Needs: QB 

     

    Probable Prospects Available (240-260 draft zone):

    OG Andrew Phillips, Stanford

    OT Derek Hall, Stanford

    C Alex Linnenkoh, Oregon State

    FB Robert Hughes, Notre Dame

    FB Ryan Taylor, North Carolina

    WR Jeff Maehl, Oregon

    FS Will Hill, Florida

    DT David Carter

    OLB Thomas Keiser, Stanford

    FS/CB Richard Sherman, Stanford

     

    Probable Selection: DT David Carter

Possible Undrafted Prospects Available After the Draft

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    Possible Undrafted Prospects Available After the Draft that could be signed as FAs:

    QB Tyrod Taylor, VT

    QB Taylor Potts, Texas Tech

    OG Andrew Phillips, Stanford

    OT Derek Hall, Stanford

    C Alex Linnenkoh, Oregon State

    K Kai Forbath, UCLA

    FS Will Hill, Florida

    FS Tommie Campbell, California

    OLB Thomas Keiser, Stanford

    FS/CB Richard Sherman, Stanford

Summary: 8 Picks on Defense, 4 Picks on Offense

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    Summary: Free Agent Quarterback Mark Bulger is signed as the starter; quarterback David Carr is the primary backup and quarterback Troy Smith is signed as the tertiary

    Round 1 / Pick 7 (Overall 7): CB Patrick Peterson

    Round 2 / Pick 13 (Overall 45): DT Stephen Paea

    Round 3 / Pick 12 (Overall 76): 34DE Chris Carter

    Round 4 / Pick 11 (Overall 108): NT Jerrell Powe

    Round 4 / Pick 18 (Overall 115): C Kris O’Dowd

    Round 5 / Pick 10 (Overall 141): FB Stanley Havili

    Round 6 / Pick 9 (Overall 174): 34OLB Brian Rolle

    Round 6 / Pick 25 (Overall 190): FS Deunta Williams

    Round 7 / Pick 8 (Overall 210): ILB Mike Mohamed

    Round 7 / Pick 30 (Overall 230): WR Jeff Maehl

    Round 7 / Pick 38 (Overall 238): FB Allen Bradford

    Round 7 / Pick 49 (Overall 249): DT David Carter

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