1Round 1 Pick 9: WR Calvin Ridley Alabama
The 49ers have two very talented TEs in Celeck and George Kittle but desperately need a WR1 for Franchise QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
WR Calvin Ridley would give them just that. He’s not only the best WR in this years draft class but most likely in the last three years. He has a good frame at 6 ft 1 190 lbs, good hands, and is a consistent deep threat. Ridley also runs good routes and is considered to be a smart football player. last year Ridley caught 63 passes for 967 yards and 5 Tds.
2Round 2 Pick 27 RB Nick Chubb Georgia
I am starting to sense a little bit of a draft jump for RB Nick Chubb who is a faster version of RB LeGarrette Blount and fits the mold the 49ers like in their RBs. He a tough-nosed runner with good jump cuts and deceptive speed. Chubb will be this year’s biggest draft riser.
Heres a look at his production. Last year he ran for over 1,300 yards and 15 TDs. Given his production, I’m very surprised he’s currently projected to be a late third rd. selection. He’s a player that 49ers fans would really like in a hurry. He never takes a play off, and though talented is very humble and he gets along well with his coaches and teammates at every level he’s played at, and I expect that to continue during a successful NFL career for RB Nick Chubb. Did I mention he’s like a faster version of Leggie Blount?! He’s a steal in the second round in 2018.
3Round 2 Pick 59 WR Anthony Miller Memphis
Last year Miller really stepped up for Memphis showing good route-running, quickness, good hands, and elusiveness after the catch. He had 92 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2017. Miller came up huge to help Memphis upset UCLA and has created some positive buzz for himself in this year’s draft. Miller is viewed as more of a second-day talent who could be a weapon as a slot receiver in the NFL. He reminds me of WR Nelson Agholor. I know that 49ers fans would love it if he is as productive as Agholor in the NFL year one.
4Round 3 Pick 70 LB Jack Cichy Wisconsin
LB Jack Cichy is a player whose draft stock is rising based on his pure athletism, size and instinctive traits as a LB. While he missed the 2017 season he had very productive seasons in 2015 and 2016 where he had 60 tackles in consecutive seasons to go along with 6.5 sacks. He also has tremendous size at 6 ft. 3 and 235 lbs.
5Round 3 Pick 75 The 49ers Trade their second 3rd rd. selection to The Detroit Lions for a 2019 second rd. pick.
6Round Four Pick 128 CB Carlton Davis Auburn.
If he’d had a better combine he’d be a second-round pick. That being said, In my opinion, teams put far too much into combine performances with unlike his college career was a little up and down for Davis. Davis who stands at 6 ft. 2 and 206 lbs is a tall and physical CB who had a very productive career at Auburn. His NFL comparison is Richard Sherman. I will say no more. He’s a steal at this point in the draft.
7Round 5 Pick 143 The 49ers trade the no. 143 selection in the draft to The Green Bay Packers for QB Brett Hundley.
Despite being a third-round pick just a few years ago Hundley has heavily struggled In Green Bay. Brett Hundley is still a talented QB That The 49ers could develop into a solid backup QB for their team. I’m sorry but C.J. Beathard should not be the teams answer if QB Jimmy G ever went down with an injury. If not Hundley expect the 49ers to upgrade their backup QB situation some way via the draft. Since the 49ers very interested in acquiring Hundley as recently as two seasons ago this would be a good move for both teams that makes sense.
8Round 5 Pick 150 The 49ers trade both of their 7th rd. picks to move back into the 5th rd to select: OT Desmond Harrison West Georgia.
The 49ers make this deal to move up because the can’t believe their luck after Harrison falls to them in the 5th rd. Harrison stands at an imposing 6 ft 7 and is 288 lbs. Harrison has been a dominant OT every season he has played for West Virginia and while he should go earlier I have him falling into the grateful arms of The 49ers in the 5th because of his small school resume.
9Round 6 Pick 183 DT Jay Woods Vanderbilt
Woods ended his college career as a rotational DE and DT and posted 76 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks. While he wasn’t a full-time starter at Vanderbilt he could continue to fill the same role as a good situational pass rusher and run stuffer in the NFL. He is certainly worth a flier in this round and at 6 ft. 3 300lbs he does have the size and athletism to potentially start some games down the road.