With draft season steadily approaching, 49ers.com tracked down numerous mock drafts from writers and analysts across the web.
Throughout the weeks leading up to round one of the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30 in Chicago, we will post several editions of this article to keep tabs on who the experts believe the San Francisco 49ers will select with the 15th overall pick.
Be sure to check out previous mock trackers and voice your opinion in the comment section below with a selection of your own.
Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF**
"One of the bigger sleepers in the 2015 draft class at this point, Perriman is a player I've grown to really like as I've spent more time going through his tape. At one time I had him as a likely second-round pick, but now I see him as a close call in terms of overall ability next to the top few wide receivers in this class. He's got size, and strength, and is going to run really fast at the combine and be a guy who can both stretch defenses vertically and also make plays over the middle and in traffic. He's also got great bloodlines, as I scouted his father (Brett) when he played for Miami. (Brett was a really good in the NFL, too.) It's pretty obvious the 49ers are thin at wide receiver, and that's even if they bring back Michael Crabtree, which is no guarantee."
**Peter Schrager of Fox Sports selects...** when he played for Miami. (Brett was a really good in the NFL, too.) It's pretty obvious the 49ers are thin at wide receiver, and that's even if they bring back Michael Crabtree, which is no guarantee.)
Alvin "Bud" Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
"I'm pretty high on Dupree, and looking around at others' mock drafts, it's clear I have him rated significantly higher than others. Dupree is a 6-4, 270-pound athlete who has put on 15 pounds over the past few years. He could be a 3-4 defensive end or outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme, depending on what Jim Tomsula wants to do with his defense. Tomsula's a defensive line guy at heart and I wouldn't be shocked to see him go with that position group in the first round of his first draft with the team, though GM Trent Baalke's calling the shots."
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri/Oklahoma**
"The 49ers need to upgrade their wide receiver corps. Lots of options here but the call goes to Dorial Green-Beckham. He has as much upside as anyone in this draft."
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
"The 49ers already have undergone significant changes this offseason, and there are more to come from a personnel perspective. No matter what happens with free agency or possible retirements (Justin Smith?), Waynes works. He's a physical cornerback and perhaps the safest bet at his position."
Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
"The 49ers need to get younger on the defensive line and new head coach Jim Tomsula will fall in love with a player like Armstead, who has impressive movement skills, length and potential."
Michael Schottey of Bleacher Report selects...**](http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2357763-2015-nfl-mock-draft-latest-predictions-in-advance-of-combine)
Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
"Armstead is an awfully big fella (6'8", 290) and fits well as a 3-4 DE. This is good, because the 49ers will likely need help replacing long-time stud Justin Smith, who is retiring soon if not immediately.
With that kind of size, Armstead can collapse pass protectors and command double teams, which opens things up for linebackers behind him (yeah, the 49ers have a couple of talented guys at that position). He also has the athleticism to press the edge and be a one-gap pass-rusher if the 49ers want to use him inside in an even front."
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
"The 49ers aren't likely to suddenly become more aggressive on offense with defensive-minded head coach Jim Tomsula taking the reins. Adding a dynamic playmaker to take full advantage of Colin Kaepernick's big arm would seem to be the priority. Parker is a remarkably fluid athlete who, at 6-3, 209 pounds, reportedly has been clocked in the 4.4s."