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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Draft scenario for the 49ers

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Austin asks via Twitter: If both available for Niners, Haden or Bulaga at 13?

Mike Sando: Iowa tackle Bryan Bulaga would have to be the choice, in my view, if he and Florida cornerback Joe Haden were both available to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 13. Bulaga is close to 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds. The scouting reports say he could play multiple positions on an NFL line, including tackle, and with Pro Bowl potential. There's seemingly a good chance Bulaga could be gone among the Top 10 overall choices.

Teams can mask weaknesses in their secondaries easier than they can mask weaknesses at offensive tackle. That's why I would take the tackle over the cornerback, particularly that early, even if their ratings were equal and a team had needs at both positions.