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With the big-spending period of free agency in the books, let’s take another look at our San Francisco 49ers’ mock draft for the first round.
The 49ers will have the 30th pick in the first round of the draft, which takes place May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Based on the events of free agency, I am changing my direction as far as the target position goes.
Mock draft pick Take I: Penn State receiver Allen Robinson
Mock draft take II: Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks
Mock draft take III: TCU cornerback Jason Verrett
Why: The 49ers’ need for a speed receiver remains. But they did not improve at cornerback in free agency. They lost Tarell Brown to Oakland and they need to get some help there. Verrett could be a great value. He just had surgery for a torn labrum but he is expected to be ready for training camp. If the 49ers get him at No. 30, it would be a huge value. Again, the need for receiver hasn’t changed, but right this moment, the need at cornerback may be more pressing.