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49ers Mock Draft Tracker 4.0

Posted Apr 10, 2014

The folks at 49ers.com continue to look at various mock drafts for our "49ers Mock Draft Tracker" series where we share wide-ranging analysis on who the 49ers will take with the No. 30 overall draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

The folks at 49ers.com continue to look at various mock drafts for our "49ers Mock Draft Tracker" series where we share wide-ranging analysis on who the 49ers will take with the No. 30 overall draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

READ: Mock Draft Tracker 1.0 2.0 | 3.0

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com selects...

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Dennard is a very physical player and he would fill an important need for the 49ers.

[Previous selections – Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame, Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State & Jason Verrett, CB, TCU]

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports selects...

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Why his stock is falling is a mystery. The 49ers need weapons.

[Previous selections – Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois, Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State & Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State]

Don Banks of SI.com selects...

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

The 49ers don't have many holes, but their top two would have to be at cornerback and No. 3 receiver. From that standpoint, San Francisco appears well-positioned at No. 30. Verrett is a feisty, undersized slot corner who battles and finds the ball, and there are receiving options to be had as well. Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin doesn't fit the slot role at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, but he's a big, athletic target who might be too enticing to pass up.

[Previous selection – Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota & Jason Verrett, CB, TCU]

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report selects...

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

The San Francisco 49ers need a wide receiver to stretch the defense. Davante Adams can be that guy and more.

With the big arm of Colin Kaepernick, there is a legitimate need for a receiver who can stretch the field and take the top off the defense. Anquan Boldin isn't that guy, and neither is Michael Crabtree. Quinton Patton might be, but adding a fourth wide receiver to give the team maximum flexibility in terms of personnel makes a ton of sense given Boldin's age and the team's few immediate needs.

This is a classic Trent Baalke pick, as it sets the 49ers up for the future. But on the other hand, the chance they keep this pick has to be considered incredibly low given their 11 total picks in the draft and very few open roster spots.

[Previous selection – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State & Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State]

Rob Rang of CBS Sports selects...

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Considered by some to be a top-10 lock after a breathtaking sophomore season that earned him the Biletnikoff Award, Lee instead struggled with injury and inconsistency in 2013. For a club with two dependable possession receivers in Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin but lacking a traditional playmaker at the position, Lee could prove a steal.

[Previous selection – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State,  Jason Verrett, CB, TCU & Marqise Lee, WR, USC]

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports selects...

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

The last time the 49ers drafted a fast, undersized slot receiver in the last first round, it didn't work out so well (A.J. Jenkins). But Cooks is a different story with his combination of athleticism and polish to start at the "Y" from day one.

[Previous selections – Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech, Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida & Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State]


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