This is my second attempt to mock the 49ers’ draft. My first attempt was on the money, but this second attempt is even more on the money. Note: I mock the first four rounds only.
- The 49ers will trade up and draft CB Xavier Rhodes with the 11th pick. They will trade the Chargers picks No. 31, 34 and 94 for picks No. 11 and 145. Rhodes will start at right cornerback from Day 1. Chris Culliver start will start at left cornerback. Carlos Rogers will get cut on June 1.
- Draft CB Jordan Poyer in the second round with the 61st pick. Poyer will compete with Tarell Brown to be the 49ers’ slot cornerback. Poyer ran a 1.51 10-yard split and 2.50 20-yard split in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. Those two marks were faster than the times posted by Robert Alford, Leon McFadden and Tyrann Mathieu. Poyer is bigger than those three players, as well.
- Draft FS D.J. Swearinger in the third round at pick No. 74. With their first three picks, the 49ers will completely remake their secondary. Swearinger can start at free safety right away. He is one of the best hitting safeties in the draft, and has experience playing cornerback, too. He posted similar athletic numbers at the Combine as top free safety prospect, Kenny Vaccaro.
- Draft WR Kenny Stills in the fourth round at pick No. 128. Stills is taller and faster than A.J. Jenkins. Those two will compete to be the 49ers’ deep threat in three-wide-receiver formations.
- Draft WR/TE Chris Harper in the fourth round at pick No. 131. Harper will be the 49ers’ H-back of the future. He’s 6-1, 229 pounds. He’s fast like Delanie Walker, but Harper has much better hands. Once Harper gains 10 pounds, he can line up next to Colin Kaepernick and Bruce Miller in the 49ers’ Diamond Formation. Harper also can play slot or outside receiver, and he has experience playing quarterback. He could be the 49ers next “Swiss Army Knife.”
What’s your 49ers’ mock draft? Can you mock more than four rounds?