San Francisco 49ers: Too-early 7-round mock 2018 NFL Draft

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell annonces DeForest Buckner of Oregon as the #7 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell annonces DeForest Buckner of Oregon as the #7 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /
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LOUISVILLE, KY – SEPTEMBER 17: Chucky Williams #22 of the Louisville Cardinals runs back an interception durng the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY – SEPTEMBER 17: Chucky Williams #22 of the Louisville Cardinals runs back an interception durng the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) /

The 49ers lucked out landing undrafted free-agent safety Lorenzo Jerome after the 2017 NFL Draft.

It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Niners’ secondary shake up a bit over the next couple of years, perhaps including Jerome in the long-term picture. The incumbent, Jimmie Ward, has dealt with a number of injuries over his career, including a hamstring setback that kept him out of the entire preseason.

And with strong safety Eric Reid in a contract year, who knows what happens in the backfield in 2018?

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Louisville safety Chucky Williams isn’t exactly starting material. But he might be worth a look as a backup option. Williams, 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds, might be better suited down towards the box. Although his seven collegiate interceptions suggests he has a bit of ballhawking ability.

Either way, San Francisco uses its last pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to install some depth behind a position with some notable offseason question marks.

So there you have it — Niner Noise’s first full mock draft for 2018. And while we’re sure you’ll disagree with every pick (go ahead, have at it), we at least hope you get the idea behind some of the needs the team has heading into the upcoming offseason.

Next: Reevaluating 49ers' needs in the 2018 NFL Draft

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