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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the San Francisco 49ers Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the San Francisco 49ers Must Target

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While the first round of the NFL draft gets most of the attention, it's who teams pick in the later rounds that often makes or breaks a roster. Here is a look at five Day 2 prospects the San Francisco 49ers should target.

5. Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas

Travis Swanson
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5. Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas

Travis Swanson
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With the unproven Daniel Kilgore in line to start at center, it would benefit the 49ers to look into an alternative if they feel they can upgrade the position. At 6-foot-5 and 312-pounds, Swanson is a big, bruising lineman who would fit right into San Francisco's power running scheme.

4. Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

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4. Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Aaron Colvin
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After tearing his ACL during a Senior Bowl practice, Colvin will be shelved for the 2014 season, but that has not stopped the 49ers before. They have taken chances on players like Marcus Lattimore and Tank Carradine knowing that they would be essentially red-shirted their rookie season. Colvin fits a need at corner and could pay dividends down the line.

3. Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

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3. Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

Jaylen Watkins
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Whether the 49ers go corner in the first round or not, the team may need more than one player at the position after Chris Culliver's arrest. Watkins has the size (6-foot) and speed (4.41 40) to make an impact in the pros. He would provide good value for the 49ers on the second day if still available.

2. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Donte Moncrief
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2. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Donte Moncrief
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The 49ers have been kicking the tires on wideouts all offseason, and they will certainly be looking at one early in the draft. Moncrief is a big bodied receiver (6-foot-2, 221-pounds) who can match up with the physical cornerbacks of teams like the Seattle Seahawks. He can be broken in during his rookie campaign and eventually groomed to replace Michael Crabtree should he leave via free agency after the season.

1. Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

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1. Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

Stephon Tuitt
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The 49ers have a talented (but aging) defensive line, and Tuitt is too good of a prospect to pass up if he lasts into the second round. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman has the upside to be dominant and could be Justin Smith's eventual replacement. The 49ers would also get younger and save money if they used Tuitt or Carradine to replace Ray McDonald in 2015.