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Friday, May 9, 2014
49ers have options at receiver

By Bill Williamson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- There was heavy speculation the San Francisco 49ers would trade up in the first round for a receiver.

They ended up addressing their biggest need -- the nickel cornerback -- with Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward at No. 30.

With a deep receiver class, the 49ers -- who have five of the 68 picks Friday, the most in the NFL -- they should be able to get a receiver. It wouldn't be a shock if they moved up from No. 56 to get a receiver.

The best receivers available include Indiana's Cody Latimer, USC's Marqise Lee, Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews,  LSU's Jarvis Landry, Fresno State's Davante Adams, Penn State's Allen Robinson and Clemson's Martavis Bryant.