The San Francisco 49ers may still take a wide receiver in the first round, after all. Despite losing two starting cornerbacks from last year and having a projected starter arrested, recent hints suggest the 49ers might be waiting until the second round to pick up a cornerback. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Trent Baalke is a big fan of Clemson cornerback Bashaud Breeland. They apparently had dinner after Breeland’s pro day, according to analyst Tony Pauline, and the interest is “heavy.”
What does this mean? First and foremost, the 49ers have to pursue multiple options, as is the case in all drafts. It is no secret that cornerback and wide receiver are the two biggest positions of need, and the 49ers have no guarantee that a particular player will be available at any given spot. It seems, however, that the 49ers would like to get one of the several good prospects at the receiver position projected to go around the late first round, such as Brandon Cooks. This would still leave plenty of room for a couple of cornerbacks and some depth on the defensive line.
Just a little over a month left, folks. What position should the 49ers get in the first round? How many cornerbacks/receivers should the 49ers pick up?