By Al Sacco @AlSacco49 on May 5, 2014
With the NFL Draft just days away, the San Francisco 49ers will be looking to add playmakers at wide receiver and cornerback. The team has 11 picks to work with and should be active in each round to secure the prospects they covet. Here is a look at how the first three rounds could shake out.
There have been rumors swirling that the 49ers are looking to move up in the first round and have shown interest in Odell Beckham, Jr. In Beckham, the 49ers get a versatile playmaker who can be plugged in right away to play alongside Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.
Other than Tramaine Brock, the 49ers have nothing but questions at cornerback and should move to solidify the position. They begin with the selection of Stanley Jean-Baptiste. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound cornerback has the size and length that the 49ers covet. He could challenge for a starting spot right away.
The 49ers continue to rebuild their secondary by selecting Jaylen Watkins. Watkins played multiple positions on the back end of the defense at Florida, and he could fit into the 49ers' nickel role as a rookie. He has size (6-foot) and is fast enough to keep up with NFL slot receivers (4.41 40).
The 49ers currently have the inexperienced Daniel Kilgore penciled in to start at center and could add some competition at the position. Swanson is a monster at 6-foot-5 and over 310-pounds, which would make him an ideal fit for San Francisco's mauling, run-oriented offensive line.
Paul Richardson is an explosive wide receiver (4.33 40) who averaged 41.8 yards per score during his collegiate career. He would give the 49ers another explosive weapon to develop moving forward as the team builds around Colin Kaepernick.
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