ESPN's Kiper and McShay: 49ers Will Select First-round WR

The NFL Network draft analyst has shared his top 50 draft prospects prior to the 2015 Scouting Combine.

In his latest mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has chosen Central Florida junior wide receiver Breshad Perriman as the San Francisco 49ers 15th overall pick. He remains consistent in thinking that the 49ers will select a pass-catcher in the first-round. Kiper chose West Virginia wideout Kevin White for the 49ers in his first mock draft.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has also chosen wide receivers for the 49ers in his two mocks. He started with Michigan's Devin Funchess and now has Ohio State's Devin Smith going to the red and gold.

The trend extends beyond ESPN. A wide receiver seems to be the popular choice for the 49ers first pick in mocks around the web.

The 49ers currently have nine wide receivers on their roster, with former first-round pick Michael Crabtree set to be a free agent this offseason.

The Faithful will be paying close attention to the wide receiver group at next week's Scouting Combine. According to NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock, these are the top five prospects at the position.

  1. White, West Virginia 
    2. Amari Cooper, Alabama
    3. DeVante Parker, Louisville
    4. Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
  2. Funchess, Michigan

Here is a full list of the receivers invited.

Nelson Agholor, USC 
Mario Alford, West Virginia
Dres Anderson, Utah
Kenny Bell, Nebraska
Da'Ron Brown, Northern Illinois
Kaelin Clay, Utah
Sammie Coates, Auburn
Chris Conley, Georgia
Amari Cooper, Alabama
Jamison Crowder, Duke
Davaris Daniels, Notre Dame
Devante Davis, UNLV
Geremy Davis, Connecticut
Titus Davis, Central Michigan
Stefon Diggs, Maryland
Phillip Dorsett, Miami (Fla.)
Funchess, Michigan
Antwan Goodley, Baylor
Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma
Rashad Greene, Florida State
Rannell Hall, Central Florida
Justin Hardy, East Carolina
Josh Harper, Fresno State
Christion Jones, Alabama
Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas
Tony Lippett, Michigan State
Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
Deon Long, Maryland
Donatella Luckett, Harding
Vince Mayle, Washington State
Tre McBride, William & Mary
Ty Montgomery, Stanford
Keith Mumphery, Michigan State
J.J. Nelson, Alabama-Birmingham
DeVante Parker, Louisville
Perriman, Cental Florida
Ezell Ruffin, San Diego State
DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech
Smith, Ohio State
Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
Darren Waller, Georgia Tech
DeAndrew White, Alabama
White, West Virginia
Cam Worthy, East Carolina

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