San Francisco 49ers: Jarvis Landry

Kiper's Mock 3.0: 49ers

March, 13, 2014
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We interrupt free agency with a draft diversion Thursday as ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s third mock draft for the first round of the May draft is revealed.

Kiper has given the San Francisco 49ers an LSU receiver with the 30th picking each of his first two mock-draft efforts.

He gave Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry to the 49ers. There's a good chance neither player is the pick this time around. Beckham had a great combine and he may be a top-25 pick. Landry, however, wasn't as impressive and may be a second-round prospect.

I would expect Kiper to slot the 49ers with a receiver or a cornerback. They are the team's two biggest needs.

Mel Kiper's latest mock draft .
Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay offered mock drafts for the first round of the May draft. Let’s review what they both mocked for the San Francisco 49ers at No. 30

Kiper: LSU receiver Jarvis Landry

Some of Kiper’s thoughts: Landry is a really strong hands-catcher who is fluid in and out of his breaks and doesn't care about making catches in traffic. Landry is a competitor and isn't afraid to throw a block.

My take: Landry may be a fine fit for the 49ers and receiver is their top need. I would also consider Penn State receiver Allen Robinson, who Kiper has tabbed to go to San Francisco rival Seattle at No. 32.

McShay: Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman

Some of McShay’s thoughts: Hageman has some boom-or-bust qualities, but he showed improvement last season. He is tall, well-proportioned and naturally strong, and not many guys his size move like he does.

My take: I’ve seen Hageman connected to the 49ers before. But if this is the way the board falls, taking Hageman at No. 30 wouldn’t be my top choice. The 49ers are deep at defensive tackle and unless they truly think they are getting a steal, I’d look at other positions first. Robinson and Landry would be available on McShay’s board and I’d take either one of them. Another thing that stands out on McShay’s board is Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins falling to No. 9. The 49ers have a surplus of picks and a lack of needs. They have the means to move up, so I’d consider that, too, if Watkins, who many think will be a top-five pick, starts to tumble.

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