NFL Draft 2011: Who Will the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh Target?
NFL Draft 2011: 49ers hold the seventh pick and need a QB, CB, or DE
The 2011 NFL Draft is two weeks away and the chatter about the 49ers' 7th pick in the draft has been pretty quiet given what should be a lot of anticipation around Jim Harbaugh defining his vision for the team with a top ten draft pick.
Maybe it's the impending NFL lockout and the lack of a free agency appetizer to the draft buffet, or maybe it's the fact that Niner fans have had their hopes build up year after year with offseason hype (Erickson! Nolan! Smith! Singletary!) only to be let down continually by poor performance on the field.
Will the Red and Gold dip back into the QB pool to try to strike a jackpot with the likes of Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, or trendy favorite Colin Kaepernick?
Or will they go with a stud CB like LSU's Patrick Peterson or Nebraska's Prince Amukamara?
Perhaps it could be pass rushing OLB Von Miller, a dark horse name, or Harbaugh could channel his mentor Bill Walsh and trade down.
Bottom line, no one will know until the light go up at Radio City on April 28, and expectations across Niner Nation are surprisingly muted. And for a team that hasn't had the greatest track record with high expectations as of late, that's probably a good thing.
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