Good news for the Niners — draft gurus are down on Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert. Todd McShay recently dropped Gilbert from the 11th-best prospect to the 24th-best prospect on McShay’s big board. If the Lions pass on Gilbert with the 10th pick, should the 49ers trade up to the 11th pick and draft him?
This is my Monday column. Here’s what the 49ers have to do in this year’s draft. Trade up. Twice. First, for a cornerback. The 49ers lost two starting corners during free agency – Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. The Raiders signed Brown and the Niners cut Rogers. Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver are the best […]
One of the best reporters in the country, Bob McGinn, spoke off the record with NFL personnel executives and scouts and got their impressions of the top-50 prospects in the upcoming draft. Here is a brief excerpt about cornerback Bradley Roby from McGinn’s report: “When you talk about quickness, speed, athletic ability, change of direction, […]
Here are ten cornerbacks to keep an eye on this coming college football season. The 49ers may draft one or two of them next April. 1. Bradley Roby, Jr., Ohio State (5-11, 193, No.1): Video | Stats 2. Jason Verrett, Sr., TCU (5-10, 182, No.2): Video | Stats 3. Aaron Colvin, Sr., Oklahoma (6-0, 181, […]