NFL Draft 2011: San Francisco 49ers 7-Round Mock
Are you tired of mock drafts yet?
I can not wait for this year's draft to come so that I can finally stop speculating and actually see who is available for the 49ers (especially at number seven overall) and who they pick.
Until then I have one final shot to try and figure out who the Niners will choose in all seven rounds.
I tried to take a more realistic take instead of an optimistic one. Although some of my seventh-round picks may be optimistic, it is hard to tell.
This may be the last football related activity we see on TV for a while so let's enjoy it.
Round 1, No. 7: Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska
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If Patrick Peterson, Blaine Gabbert, Von Miller and Marcell Dareus are off the board I think they probably go with Prince here.
He should be a solid corner for years to come and that is something that San Francisco has lacked lately.
Robert Quinn is another possibility but personally I think they should probably try and trade back and maybe pick Jimmy Smith or Brooks Reed. Amukamara is more of a safe bet and that is where I assume they go with this pick.
Round 2, No. 45: Justin Houston OLB Georgia
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There are question marks about Houston, especially with the failed drug test, but in the second round his pass rushing ability will make him hard for San Francisco to pass up.
There is a strong possibility that they look at a quarterback at this pick but they would probably have to trade up to get the player that they want and since I am not including any trades I went with Houston instead.
Round 3, No. 76: Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa
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Stanzi may not be the sexiest pick but there is a lot to like about the Iowa QB.
He has good accuracy, size, athleticism, played in a pro style offense and does not often turn the ball over.
He did not have great workouts but a run on QBs will have him go in the third round.
Round 4, No. 108: Sione Fua NT Stanford
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I would like to see the Niners go with a bigger bodied NT but in the fourth round most of these players will be gone and the drop off to Fua is not that big.
His familiarity with the defensive system that Harbaugh's coaching staff will implement is also an asset.
Round 4, No. 115: Owen Marecic FB Stanford
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The best full-back in this draft and one of Harbaugh's favorite players.
He should probably be a fifth round pick but all of the teams know that the 49ers are going to target him so they will need to look at him early if they want to get him.
Another option for full back would be to wait a round and pick Henry Hynoski out of Pitt.
Round 5, No. 141: Cortez Allen CB Citadel
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The 49ers corner situation is not good, so I have them pick not one but two corners in this draft.
Allen is raw but is a great physical talent.
With Prince in the first and Allen in the fifth, the Niners could have their cornerback tandem solidified for the foreseeable future.
Round 6, No. 174: David Carter DE UCLA
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Carter needs to show more consistency but he showed well in his pre-draft workouts and has the physical tools to be a very good DE in the 3-4.
His size and ability to get to the QB would make him a great pick for the 49ers at this point.
Round 6, No. 190: Jake Kirkpatrick C TCU
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Kirkpatrick is relatively new to playing football, he only started playing his senior year of high school, and will need to adjust to snapping the ball to a QB under-center instead of in the shotgun.
Although he does need work, drafting him here and developing him would give the Niners a young offensive line core of Staley, Iupati, Kirkpatrick and Davis.
With the addition of one more guard or the development of Chilo Rachal, the Niners would not have to worry about drafting a starting offensive lineman for years to come.
Round 7, No. 211: Aldrick Robinson WR Southern Methodist
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Robinson is not a physical receiver but what he lacks in physicality he makes up for in speed.
He caught 14 TDs and over 1,300 yards this year for SMU.
Round 7, No. 231: Mike Mohamed ILB Cal
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May not be the most physical player but he has a high football IQ and that is mostly what the 49ers need from a player who plays next to Patrick Willis.
Takeo Spikes has limited time left in the league and the two inside linebackers that the Niners have drafted in the last two years have been undersized.
Round 7, No. 238: Noel Devine RB West Virginia
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Before this college season Noel Devine looked like a running back prospect on the rise.
With a good showing he would have been picked in the first two days.
He provides the Niners with a third down back who can fill-in in spots for Frank Gore.
Round 7, No. 250: Isa Abdul-El Quddus S Fordham
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Let's be honest, I just really like the name.
But he is a 6'0"l, 200-pound safety who runs a 4.77 40-yard-dash and at some point San Francisco needs to add a safety.
Oh, and the Statue of Liberty is because Fordham is in NYC.