By Robb Hoff @NFLNostradamus on April 27, 2014
The San Francisco 49ers have some holes to fill in the 2014 NFL draft, and the football world may be surprised by some of the sleepers they will consider drafting.
If QB Teddy Bridgewater is available when the San Francisco 49ers pick in the first round at No. 30, they will have to think long and hard about whether or not they are committed to a long-term future with Colin Kapernick, or a short-term future with first-round bust Blaine Gabbert, should the scrambling Kaepernick sustain injury.
Fast-rising WR Cody Latimer would be a sleeper pick for the San Francisco 49ers in the first round, or with a package of their two second-round picks to trade up to the top of the second round.
No one helped themselves at the Senior Bowl more than former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith, who showed his ability translates perhaps better than any other college DE to 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. The 49ers may have to draft him in the first round if they want him.
Having seen enough of the big cornerback trend in Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers may pull the sleeper-pick trigger by drafting the 6-foot-3, 215 pound Keith McGill with their first of two picks in the second round.
DE Will Clarke is suited perfectly for a 3-4 base defense in the NFL and would make for an enticing sleeper pick for the San Francisco 49ers as early as the No. 13 pick of the third round.
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