Thanks to everyone who participated in “Inside the 49ers” first ever collaborative mock draft. It took 13 hours, but we got a get mock draft out of it.
I’m going to hold another collaborative mock draft next Wednesday. It will start at 9:00 a.m. and there will be a 15-minute time limit for each pick. If you’d like to participate, sign up in the comment section below.
If you’d like to read the first collaborative mock draft, click here.
This is a positional recap of the draft, courtesy of Coffee’s for Closers.
In a way, it was cool no one drafted a quarterback. There are no quarterbacks worthy of a first round pick in this draft.
But in all likelihood, at least one team is going to trade up into the back end of the first round to draft a quarterback. We didn’t have any trades in our first mock draft. I’d imagine we’ll have trades in the second one, and as a result, at least one quarterback will get drafted in the first round.
These were the three best picks in the collaborative mock draft.
1. Brotha Tuna – Desmond Trufant, San Francisco 49ers. This is the best-case scenario for the 49ers, Trufant falling into their lap. If the 49ers trade up for Trufant, that would be a solid “A” pick. If they can draft Trufant without having to trade up, that would be an A+ pick.
2. ck5446 – Tank Carradine, Denver Broncos. Carradine is a tough prospect to peg, because he tore his ACL last year. We don’t know what each team thinks of his health. But he recorded 11 sacks last season as Florida State’s right defensive end. If he’s healthy, he’s a top-15 talent. He’s a perfect replacement for Elvis Dumervil in Denver.
3. Scooter_McG – Barkevious Mingo, New York Jets. Scooter’s explanation was terrific: “Mingo beats out Jarvis Jones for the Jets due to his superior athleticism for the position, and the Jets athleticism over production.”
These were the three most questionable picks
1. LSX – Jamar Taylor, New England Patriots. Although Taylor is a good prospect and may get drafted in the first round, he probably will not get picked before Desmond Trufant.
2. Grant Cohn – Jonathan Cyprien, St. Louis Rams. I had the Rams draft safety Kenny Vaccaro six pick prior, and I’m not aware of a team ever drafting two safeties in the first round. The better move would have been to trade down for Cyprien, but I couldn’t find a trade partner.
3. Allforfunnplay – Robert Woods, Houston Texans. The Texans need a receiver, and they might draft Woods. But I don’t like him. Maybe it’s because Woods went to USC and I’m biased, but I think Markus Wheaton will be a better pro.