As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches so do the ever-changing mock drafts. From ESPN’s Mel Kiper to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah there are a plethora of mocks out there that drastically vary from one person to the other. And while Kiper Jr. has yet to update his 4.0 version, McShay beat him to the punch as he revealed who the San Francisco 49ers would select in the first two-rounds. And while pressing needs were addressed, it’s highly unlikely the 49ers will remain at No. 30 come draft day. However, that is where they stand today and without further ado, McShay’s mock draft for the 49ers is as follows:
First-Round (No. 30) – CB Jason Verrett (TCU)
Analysis: Verrett would be a really good match for San Francisco at No. 30. He is undersized (5-9, 189 pounds), which could hurt his value some given the current emphasis being placed on bigger corners in the NFL, but he plays bigger than his size. He is aggressive in run support and can really stick to receivers in man-to-man coverage. He also has excellent speed, quickness, ball skills and playmaking ability.
Second-Round (No. 56)- WR Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt)
Analysis: The 49ers could use another reliable pass-catcher, and while Matthews isn’t the fastest WR (he plays slower than his 4.46 40 time indicates), he has good size and strong overall ball skills.
Second-Round (No. 61)- C Marcus Martin (USC)
Analysis: Martin has the potential to be a good starting NFL center for a long time, and would be a nice addition to the Niners’ offensive line.