Round 4: Jordan Miller, Cornerback, Washington
I’ve seen some people advocate for the 49ers taking a corner on day two (or trading down in the first round and taking a corner then), but I don’t think the Niners are in dire straits at the position.
Richard Sherman has been a good pickup for the 49ers shutting down one side of the field, Ahkello Witherspoon has picked up his play where it left off from his rookie year after a bit of a stuttering start and a sophomore slump and D.J. Reed has been impressive when starting in the slot.
That being said, it would be prudent to add more depth in a position the Niners are sorely lacking in.
Jordan Miller is a corner who fits a coverage based scheme like the 49ers defense has for its defensive backs. He’s not elite in any one category, but he’s not sorely lacking in any facet either. The big key is he would benefit with playing with Sherman, who has been more than vocal in his coaching of the younger members of the 49ers squad.
Miller is likely to go early on day three, and is a good fit in the fourth round for San Francisco.