There’s more than 12 hours before the official start of the NFL draft, which means my mock draft will be accurate for a little more than 12 hours.
Here’s what I submitted to good folks at The Press Democrat for publication later today:
Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
Here’s your $40 million, and good luck with this sorry franchise. (I’m thinking I have a pretty good shot at getting this one correct.)
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Have I made a mockery of this mock draft, yet?
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
A change of plans when this tackle slides to them at this spot.
Aaron Curry, LB,
Decided on help for defense rather than offensive playmaker.
B.J. Raji, DT,
He’s big and talented, and if he checks out clean, he’s the pick here.
Andre Smith, OT,
And he’ll be instructed to never, ever take his shirt off in public again.
Michael Crabtree, WR,
Finally, JaMarcus Russell gets somebody who can help him succeed.
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
It might not be the Jaguars making the pick, but the QB is the call.
Michael Oher, OT, Virginia
Blind side protected whether it’s Pack or Pats trading up.
Need? No. Nice fit for 49ers’ defensive scheme? Yes.
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Here’s the article I wrote for the Saturday paper, “Many options for 49ers with 10th pick.”
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The NFL Network got special behind-the-scenes access to the 49ers’ draft room. The first “tease” will air on the network at 9:15 a.m. (PT). The tours of the draft room are scheduled to air at 10:15 and 11:40.
The doors of the
The draft begins at 1 p.m. There will be 10 minutes between picks in the first round, so the 49ers can be expected to make their first-round selection at No. 10 at some point between, say, 2:20 and 2:45 p.m.
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