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Should the 49ers Draft a Running Back?

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Yes, the glaring obvious position of need for the 49ers is a wide receiver but with the 30th pick the top-5 at the position could be gone. Of course the GM and Coaching Staff will give us the top player on the board but that is a board that no one outside the organization gets to see. The mock drafts are just about worthless past the first 10 picks as everyone looks at talent and needs differently. Most have the 49ers taking Mohamed Sanu or Alshon Jeffery. Both seem to be good receivers and I look forward to seeing them at the combine, but based on what I have read and seen from these players I am more and more convinced neither will be the choice. Most WRs that make an impact have been drafted very early and have a very large buzz surrounding them. Then there are the guys drafted from small schools late in the draft that shock the NFL scouts and make some look like geniuses. Meanwhile the late first-round through third-round WRs are usually just good players and make a nice 2nd or 3rd WR but rarely a number 1. So looking elsewhere with the 30th pick could be more fruitful for the 49ers.

Most mock drafts so far have only 2 RBs going in the 1st round leaving some very good talent available to the 49ers at the position. Lamar Miller and David Wilson could be available with the 30th pick. While Kendall Hunter did a fantastic job coming in, and Anthony Dixon did not, having three solid running backs would give the 49ers some insurance from injuries. Both Miller and Wilson are coming out early and had great seasons last year. The combine will give both these running backs the opportunity to earn their way into the first-round. Should the 49ers choose to go the way of the top guy on the board a RB might just be the choice. Let me know what guys you are targeting for the 49ers to draft with the 30th pick in the comments section.

 

By Mike Zamora

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