The Miami Dolphins wound up tied with the 49ers at 8-8. Since the 49ers' opponents' winning percentage was higher than the winning percentage of our opponents, we will pick 14th in the odd rounds and 15th in the even rounds. We also receive the 49ers' 7th Round pick for the Jonathan Martin fiasco.
The purpose of this mock draft is for fans to get an idea of who may be available in different rounds of the draft. I am utilizing a Computer Draft App to make the selections for the 31 other teams. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to list all the picks throughout the draft or who else may have been available when we picked. I am not taking into consideration Free Agent signings or losing our Free Agents at this time.
Last week's draft was posted on 1/11 and this week's draft is mostly different, as different players fell or moved up in the early rounds, except for two picks in the 5th and 7th Rounds, which remained the same.
First Round: Amari Cooper WR from Alabama (projected 1st Round)
At 6-1, 210 lbs, Cooper runs a 40 in 4.40 and I couldn't pass up such a dynamic play maker despite some other needs. In 2014, he posted 124 receptions for 1,727 yards (13.9 yards per catch) and 16 TDs.
He had some big moments in huge games including 9 receptions with 2 TDs vs. Ohio State and in the Iron Bowl vs. Auburn he posted 244 yards on 13 receptions and 3 TDs.
Only a Junior, Cooper has the size and speed combination to consistently burn off coverage but will, like most rookies, have to work on getting off the line in press coverage. Combined with Jarvis Landry, we would have a very young 1-2 punch on the outside and either Wallace or Hartline could be in deep shit.
Second Round: Jalen Collins CB from LSU (projected 1-3 Round)
At 6-2, 195 lbs, Collins runs a 4.48 40 time and is a physical corner who posted 33 tackles, 9 passes broken up and 1 INT in 2014. He helped hold Amari Cooper to only 83 yards and 1 TD. He was very consistent throughout a tough SEC schedule against Auburn, Ole Miss and Texas A+M.
Collins may not play off coverage as well as he does in press coverage but he does run well enough to develop. He would be very good in the red zone by playing physical at the line of scrimmage. Collins, although only a Junior, comes from a DB factory in LSU.
Third Round: Carl Davis DT from Iowa (projected 3-4 Round)
If you want a run stuffer, here's your guy. At 6-5, 315 lbs, Davis is strong and tough to move off the line of scrimmage. He is reliable to hold his gap and hopefully free up our linebackers. In 2014, Davis posted 34 tackles with 9 for a loss and 2 sacks. He is not a great pass rusher right now but could push the pocket and be a NT if we go to a 3-4 at any point.
Fourth Round: Cedric Ogbuehi OT from Texas A+M (projected 2-3 Round)
Ogbuehi tore his ACL in a bowl game vs. West Virginia so his stock has fallen from a mid to late 1st Round Pick. At 6-5, 305 lbs, he has excellent athleticism as he is very fast and agile. Ogbuehi can be a 10 year starter at LT but he will need some rehab early in 2015. He can take advantage of this down time to work on his upper body strength. With Brandon Albert coming back but also injury prone, Ogbuehi could be excellent insurance and keep James at RT, were James plays best.
Fifth Round: Mike Hull ILB from Penn State (projected 3-5 Round)
At 6-0, 232 lbs, Hull is a quality run defender, which we could use inside. In 2014, he posted 101 tackles with 10.5 for a loss. He broke up 3 passes, had 1 INT and a forced fumble as well. Hull has some pedigree to him as his father, Tom, played for the 49ers and Packers.
Sixth Round: Jake Ryan OLB/ILB from Michigan (projected 3-4 Round)
At 6-3, 236 lbs, Ryan is a run stuffing machine and can play both outside and inside if needed. In 2014, he posted 112 tackles with 14 for a loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 INT and 3 passes broken up. Ryan needs to improve his pass coverage skills.
Seventh Round: Josh Robinson RB from Mississippi State (projected 4-6 Round)
At 5-9, 215 lbs, Robinson ran for 1,203 yards and 11 TDs with 6.3 yards per carry. He is quick and runs tough inside posting huge games against LSU with 197 yards on 16 carries and Kentucky with 198 yards on 23 carries. Robinson also caught 28 passes for 370 yards. Only a Junior, he is similar in size to Lamar Miller and was too productive to pass up in the 7th round.
Seventh Round (from 49ers): Jarvis Harrison G from Texas A+M (projected 3-5 Round)
If we need to improve our short yardage game then meet this bull dozer. At 6-4, 330 lbs, Harrison excelled in the run game and was solid in pass protection. He did have some problems against Alabama and Mississippi State, so he will need to work more on his technique and could develop into a starter after serving time on the practice squad.
There's my 3rd Edition of our 2015 Draft. What do you think and who would you like to see us pick?
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