The 49ers’ free-agency moves significantly messed up their list of draft needs. While the priority of these needs and when to address which position, this can be debated Three-round mock draft from our friends over at the draft wire shows how much things have changed for San Francisco following their signings.
Here’s a quick look at the three players who were taunted towards the end of Round 3 against the 49ers:
Round 3, choose 99 | OT Carter Warren, Pittsburgh
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Warren may be a project, but he’s definitely a player who’s projecting himself as an offensive tackle in the NFL. The 49ers should prioritize tackle depth when designing an offensive lineman. Warren is 6-6, 311 pounds with a huge wingspan. He was a full-time starter for four years, starting 39 of the 40 games he played for the Panthers. With Colton McKivitz and Jaylon Moore as the only real options to replace Mike McGlinchey in a proper tackle, Warren would have a chance to make a big impression right away.
Round 3, select 101 | S Trey Dean III, Florida
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Security is another need for the 49ers after Jimmie Ward retired in free agency and Tashaun Gipson only signed on for a year. Dean is a really good size at 6-2,200 pounds. His 4.75-second, 40-yard dash doesn’t quite match the athleticism he displays on the field. It raises questions if he can play the vacant safety spot alongside Talanoa Hufanga. Dean was a two-year starter for the Gators and was a special team standout during the early part of his collegiate career. In 62 games, he had 259 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, four interceptions, 24 pass breakups, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.
Round 3, select 102 | TE Cameron Latu, Alabama
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Latu would be a really good choice to round out a somewhat skinny 49 tight end space. San Francisco has been looking for a second pass-catching TE with limited success. Latu fits that bill, but he’s also a willing inline blocker, which is key to what 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan needs from this point. While Latu was involved on offense and special teams during his first two redshirt years with the Crimson Tide, he didn’t catch a pass until his third year. In those third and fourth seasons, he had 56 catches for 787 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s a good athlete who moves well in space and would quickly push for game time on an offense that could use another threat at TE.
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