2013 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Potential Prospects

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad offensive lineman Justin Pugh of Syracuse (67) against the Senior Bowl south squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Now that CB Nnamdi Asomugha is on board, it looks like the San Francisco 49ers will lay off the signings until draft day. Looking ahead to the NFL Draft, there are many directions the 49ers can go in with the 31st pick. They can add a second tier safety such as FS Jonathan Cyprien (FIU) or target a raw talent such as DE Margus Hunt (SMU). And if those options are not worthy of the pick, they can then elect to trade-up with teams such as the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, or Oakland Raiders and draft that blue chip prospect. Simply put, the 49ers have options.

Looking ahead, I have identified two players at each position, who I believe the 49ers should strongly consider, with the draft positions they currently hold. (Please note, these players are tailored to the 49ers scheme and is based on production, character, and measureables)

Note: Quarterback is excluded as they already have QB’s Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, and Scott Tolzien.


Running Back

1. Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina)

2. Christine Michael (Texas A&M)


Wide Receiver

1. Robert Woods (USC)

2. Markus Wheaton (Oregon St.)


Tight End

1. Gavin Escobar (San Diego St.) (Scheduled pre-draft visit w/49ers)

2. Zach Ertz (Stanford)


Offensive Tackle

1. David Quessenbery (San Jose St.)

2. Justin Pugh (Syracuse)


Offensive Guard

1. Larry Warford (Kentucky)

2. Brian Winters (Kent St.)



1. Barrett Jones (Alabama)

2. Brian Schwenke (California)


Defensive end

1. Margus Hunt (SMU)

2. Alex Okafor (Texas)


Defensive Tackle

1. Kawaan Short (Purdue)

2. John Jenkins (Georgia)


Outside Linebacker

1. Corey Lemonier (Auburn)

2. Michael Buchanan (Illinois)


Inside Linebacker

1. Arthur Brown (Kansas St.)

2. Sean Porter (Texas A&M)



1. Tyrann Mathieu (LSU)

2. David Amerson (NC State)



1. Jonathan Cyprien (FIU) (Scheduled pre-draft visit w/49ers)

2. T.J. McDonald (USC)