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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players to Watch in the First Round for the San Francisco 49ers

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players to Watch in the First Round for the San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers have 11 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they could use that firepower to get the player they want in the first round. With cornerback and wide receiver as the team's main needs, here are five prospects to watch.

5. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

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5. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

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The 49ers like big receivers, and at 6-foot-5, Kelvin Benjamin fits that profile. He would be a player the 49ers could most likely stay at No. 30 to select, and he would have the benefit of learning for a season under Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Benjamin could also pay immediate dividends as a red zone threat.

4. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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4. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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Jason Verrett is another solid option if the 49ers stay at No. 30. At 5-foot-9 he is a small corner, but he more than makes up for that with his athleticism and speed (4.38 40). He would fit in well in the team's nickel role.

3. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

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3. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

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The more you look at Kyle Fuller, the more he looks like the type of corner the 49ers covet. He is a student of the game and not afraid to play physical. Fuller also has a long wing span (32 7/8), which is something general manager Trent Baalke looks for in prospects.

2. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

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2. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

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If Mike Evans falls out of the top 10, there could be a strong possibility that the 49ers would jump up and get him. Evans is a rare blend of size and speed and projects to be a No. 1 type option in the NFL. If San Francisco can make a move for him at a reasonable price, they should jump at the opportunity.

1. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

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1. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

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Last season there were rumors swirling that the 49ers liked LSU product Eric Reid, and the team did indeed move up to get the safety. This year, similar whispers are being heard about Odell Beckham Jr.. The versatile Beckham would fill a need at receiver, and the 49ers could easily work him in packages with Crabtree and Boldin.