Here are my predictions for where the 49ers will go with all eight of their 2010 draft picks:
Pick No. 1—No. 13 overall: Joe Haden CB (Florida)
Haden has likely dropped out of the top ten because of speed concerns but Singletary and McCloughan seem to value on the field production over drills.
Pick No. 2—No. 17 overall: Mike Iupati OG (Idaho)
Iupati is very talented guard who NFL scouts think may be able to convert to tackle. Having Iupati will allow the Niners to either trade David Baas this year or allow him to walk next year.
Pick No. 3—No. 49 overall: Terrence Cody NT (Alabama)
Cody drops to the second round over concerns on how many downs a game he will be able to play. He is a great value in the second round even if he can only come in on situational downs and play special teams until Singletary can get him in shape. Some reports had him close to 400 pounds before Nick Saban got to Alabama and if Singletary can help him shed a few more pounds he might develop into a premier NT.
Pick No. 4—No. 79 overall: Dexter McCluster RB/WR (Mississippi)
McCluster gives the 49ers a kick returner, a change of pace back and can serve as a slot receiver. This means he fills three needs with one draft pick.
Pick No. 5—No. 110 overall: Myron Rolle—S (Florida St)
In addition to adding a CB, the Niners also need another safety on the roster. Myron Rolle is smart (Rhodes Scholar) and has good bloodlines (cousin of Samari Rolle), which are both things to like in an NFL prospect. He is becoming a favorite of NFL fans but I think he will stay in the fourth to fifth round range.
Pick No. 6—No. 141 overall: Sam Young OT (Notre Dame)
Very big tackle, 6'8" 330lbs, with a lot of experience. San Francisco will take him hoping he can step in right away so that they can play Iupati at guard. He is strictly a right tackle.
Pick No. 7—No. 172 overall: Clifton Geathers—DE (South Carolina)
Geathers is a guy with a lot of potential physically and would be low risk/high reward guy. He has had some issues in the past but does, like Myron Rolle, have good DNA (his brother, father, and uncle have all played in the NFL). He has the ability to get to the QB which is needed on this team.
Pick No. 8—No. 208 overall: Justin Cole OLB (San Jose St)
Being in the region the 49ers have had a good opportunity to look at Cole. He can add some help in the pass rush but may need a year on the practice squad to add some bulk to his frame.