The 49ers might get crazy with it this year. Moves that may even get booed by fans on draft weekend are not out of the realm of possibility.
In the goofy tradition of our nation's most bogus holiday, it's very tempting to report believable-yet-unbelievable news in the spirit of pranks and hoaxes.
I'm not gonna do that. I will, however, be willing to throw out a completely annoying mock draft scenario that will likely rub fans the wrong way.
Worst of all, some aspects of the mock aren't that improbable, and could even come true.
Zing! Right off the bat. You know this one stings.
To acquire the fourth pick in the draft—and jump the division rival Arizona Cardinals in a race to get the most sought-after passer coming out of college this year—SF trades their first round pick, and next year's second-round pick to Cincinnati.
This move also opens the door for Carson Palmer trade talks.
Terrible Picture. Thanks Getty.
Offensive tackle is not considered a need, with the two offensive linemen taken by San Francisco in the first round last year. But when Solder somehow drops to the 49ers at the 45th overall pick, they cannot say no.
This pick really shouldn't anger anybody, except for Sam Acho fans that know he'll be gone by the third.
Trading their second fourth-round and their fifth-round pick to move up in the fourth, to make sure they have a shot at grabbing Shane Vereen before anyone else wises up to the sleeper's potential.
Chilo Rachal is trying really hard to nail down a roster spot. He's been working out with a hand full of other 49ers on the roster in the absence of a structured coaching environment.
Yet, if enough game film is watched, there's no way Harbaugh can be that comfortable starting any QB behind a line with a hole in it, let alone a first round investment like Gabbert.
So anybody still reading here is probably pulling his (or her) hair out and saying, "Why won't this numskull mock-select a corner?"
DeMarcus Van Dyke and his 4.27 40-yard time is why. Happy now? Me neither.
This pick is just logical.
With the new kickoff rules leading to increased touchbacks, a big leg is in order.
A Nebraska DB. Did you think I wouldn't do it? You are an April fool!
Taylor Mays gets a ball-hawking buddy. And yes, another Nebraska DB.
A potential steal if Harbaugh works his magic.
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