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49ers Mock Draft Tracker 5.0

Posted May 7, 2014

The folks at 49ers.com take a final look at various mock drafts for our "49ers Mock Draft Tracker" series. Find out who San Francisco could pick at 30th overall.


The folks at 49ers.com take a final 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.

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Peter King of MMQB.com & Sports Illustrated selects..

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

The 49ers lack speed outside, and that’s why I think it’s more likely they vault way up using their treasure trove of picks (56, 61, 77, 94, to name the next four) than it is that they’d stay put. But if they don’t find a partner, Latimer and his 4.4 speed could be a good compliment to receiving-game staples Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.

[Previous selections – N/A]

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com selects…

Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

First round (trade up from No. 30): He can play flanker, split end and slot. He had very good hands and can handle the team’s punt-return chores from Day 1. Beckham gets the edge over Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) because he’s taller by 1 ½ inches with arms 2 inches longer and a vertical jump that is 2 ½ inches greater.

[Previous selections – N/A]

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee selects…

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

All of the draft crush disciples reading right now are familiar with why I chose Latimer with the 30th pick. I definitely can see a scenario in which the 49ers trade ahead, say to Baltimore's No. 17 spot, and take either Odell Beckham or Kyle Fuller.

[Previous selections – N/A]

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com selects...

Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Nebraska

I doubt the 49ers will be selecting right here. I expect them to trade up for a CB or WR.

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

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports selects...

Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Nebraska

They need a corner and he's a bigger corner in the mold of the Seattle corners.

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

Don Banks of SI.com selects...

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

Latimer is a name on the rise and there are teams in the lower-third of the first round said to be enamored with his blend of size, speed and ability to consistently find the seams in a defense. Perhaps the 49ers will at last find a reliable No. 3 receiver.

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

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report selects...

Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

Robinson has the size (6'2", 220 lbs) and speed teams want. His after-the-catch ability was incredible at Penn State, and he runs with power and quickness to find daylight. Robinson may not be the deep threat the 49ers seemingly need, but he would be a shoo-in replacement for Anquan Boldin after 2014. In the meantime he could add another big-play threat over the middle for Colin Kaepernick.

[Previous selections – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State, Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State & Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State]

Rob Rang of CBS Sports selects...

Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

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 selections – 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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