My 49ers 2016 draft wish list

Here is my wish list for the upcoming draft for the 49ers.  I’ve broken it down to top 5 in each position.  The lists are not in any particular order.  If the 49ers can draft a few names from my list I would be happy.  These players I believe can be impact players in the NFL.

* indicates possible hidden gem

In the trenches:

Center: Not a lot of depth in the draft this year

  • Ryan Kelly (Alabama)
  • Evan Boehm (Missouri)
  • Jack Allen (Michigan State)
  • *Mike Matthews (Texas A&M)
  • Joey Hunt (TCU)

Offensive Tackle: One of the biggest needs the 49ers have.

  • Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss)
  • Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame)
  • Jack Conklin (Michigan State)
  • Jason Spriggs (Indiana)
  • *Taylor Decker (Ohio State)

Offensive Guard: Another big need the 49ers have to fill.

  • Cody Whitehair (Kansas State)
  • Joshua Garnett (Stanford)
  • Joe Dahl (Washington State)
  • *Darrell Greene (San Diego State)
  • Graham Glasgow (Michigan)

Defensive End: A lot of impact players available.

  • Joey Bosa (Ohio State)
  • Deforest Buckner (Oregon)
  • Shaq Lawson (Clemson)
  • Kevin Dodd (Clemson)
  • *Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)

Defensive Tackle: I prefer the 49ers to find a veteran at this position.

  • Sheldon Rankins (Louisville)
  • A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama)
  • Jarran Reed (Alabama)
  • Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)
  • *Adam Gotsis (Georgia Tech)

Offensive Impact Players:

Running Back: Not a lot of depth behind Carlos Hyde.

  • Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)
  • Derrick Henry (Alabama)
  • Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech)
  • Josh Ferguson (Illinois)
  • *Keenan Reynolds (Navy)

Wide Receiver: One of the biggest needs the 49ers have.

  • Corey Coleman (Baylor)
  • Will Fuller (Notre Dame)
  • Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)
  • *Kenny Lawler (Cal)
  • Devon Cajuste (Stanford)

Tight End: Can Vance McDonald and Celek step up?

  • Austin Hooper (Stanford)
  • *Tyler Higbee (Western Kentucky)
  • Jerell Adams (South Carolina)
  • Hunter Henry (Arkansas)
  • Thomas Duarte (UCLA)

Quarterback: All hinges on Colin Kaepernick situation.  Going to leave Goff and Wentz off the list as they are projected to go 1 and 2.

  • Connor Cook (Michigan State)
  • Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
  • Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky)
  • Kevin Hogan (Stanford)
  • *Vernon Adams Jr. (Oregon)

Defensive Playmakers:

Outside Linebacker: Need to fill that void that Aldon Smith left behind.

  • Myles Jack (UCLA)
  • Darron Lee (Ohio State)
  • Su’a Cravens (USC)
  • *Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame)
  • Aaron Wallace (UCLA)

Inside Linebacker: Need to find the next Patrick Willis.

  • Kentrell Brothers (Missouri)
  • *Scooby Wright (Arizona State)
  • Nick Vigil (Utah State)
  • Jared Norris (Utah)
  • *Cassanova McKinzy (Auburn)

Cornerback: We had one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

  • Vernon Hargreaves (Florida)
  • Eli Apple (Ohio State)
  • *Xavien Howard (Baylor)
  • *Eric Murray (Minnesota)
  • *Ryan Smith (North Carolina Central)

Free Safety: Could need some depth.

  • Jalen Ramsey (Florida State)
  • *Kavon Frazier (Central Michigan)
  • Tyvis Powell (Ohio State)
  • Deon Bush (Florida)
  • Darlan Thompson (Boise State)

Strong Safety: Get younger.

  • KJ Dillon (West Virginia)
  • *Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah)
  • Derrick Kindred (TCU)
  • Keanu Neal (Florida)
  • Jeremy Cash (Duke)

 

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