2016 NFL Draft: Way Too Early Mock for San Francisco 49ers, Version 1.0B

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Feb 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke speaks at a press conference during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Two schools of thought appear to be at the head of the San Francisco 49ers’ plans in the 2016 NFL draft: to take a quarterback in Round 1 or not to take a quarterback until later. Version 1.0B of this mock focuses on the latter.

Last week, Niner Noise previewed its first mock of the 2016 NFL draft and what the San Francisco 49ers’ actions could be if they targeted a quarterback in Round 1 — an argument making its way around the speculation table based on San Francisco’s needs under center.

That mock, version 1.0A, had the 49ers selecting Cal quarterback Jared Goff with their first-overall pick.

But there are plenty of arguments supporting general manager Trent Baalke not taking a quarterback in Round 1 and, rather, waiting until later in the draft to tab a signal-caller who can develop and grow while not necessarily having to do so in a starting role.

This particular mock will evaluate the 49ers’ actions sans a first-round quarterback selection. And the 49ers already have plenty of needs.

Here’s the breakdown of picks courtesy of David Fucillo of Niners Nation:

"1. First round: Own pick 2. Second round: Own pick 3. Third round: Own pick 4. Fourth round: Own pick 5. Fourth round: Comp pick (Mike Iupati) 6. Fifth round: Own pick 7. Fifth round: San Diego Chargers (2015 draft-day trade) 8. Fifth round: Comp pick (Perrish Cox) 9. Sixth round: Dallas Cowboys (2015 draft-day trade) 10. Sixth round: Denver Broncos (Vernon Davis trade) 11. Sixth round: Comp pick (Dan Skuta) 12. Sixth round: Comp pick (Frank Gore)"

While Baalke has a history of trading within the draft, this mock assumes the 49ers stay put with each and every pick. Don’t worry, later ones will feature trades.

CBS Sports currently has the 49ers projected to draft sixth overall. That slate may change, but it’s the spot we’ll use for this particular draft.

So let’s get on with it.

Next: Round 1