2024 NFL Mock Draft: Plugging the holes to push 49ers to Super Bowl

The less said about the 49ers' Super Bowl heartbreak, the better for all of us. But that doesn't mean we don't immediately try to go one better next season.

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San Francisco 49ers. 63. player. . Cornerback. Max Melton. 452. 63. . Max Melton

The 49ers could look to find a new cornerback to upgrade the secondary. Charvarius Ward is excellent and Deommodore Lenoir is strong in the slot, but they could look to find a new boundary cornerback.

In 2023, Rutgers defensive back Max Melton recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions and six passes defended. This followed what was a breakout 2022, where he had 33 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes that didn't get a lot of attention thanks to being on a bad Rutgers team.

Melton is a gritty corner who has a strong burst of speed. Receivers can't get by him, and he's a tenacious defender.

He has some minor size concerns listed at 6-foot-0 and 190 pounds, but he has the potential to be at worst a strong starter in the NFL.