I'm not going to really offer pick analysis for these, as they are pretty straight forward. The first round picks I believe are the most important to be explained. The rest of the picks are pretty self explanatory.
1st (9th) – Star Lotuelei NT, Utah
1st (13th) (From TB) – Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
2nd (39th) - Zach Ertz TE Stanford
3rd (72nd) - Bacarri Rambo FS Georgia
4th (106th) – Dallas Thomas OG Tennessee
5th (141st) – TRADE for Chris Ivory
6th (178th) – Jasper Collins WR Mount Union
7th (215th) - Braden Hansen C/OG BYU
9th: There are so many things that can be done with this pick, I don't even know where to start. But, if by some miracle Star makes it to the Jets at 9, I believe we HAVE to take him. I KNOW we have drafted D-Line the last 2 years, but hear me out on this one. Imagine, our front 3 consisting of: Coples, Lotuelei, and Wilkerson. Throw Garay/Ellis in there for the 4 man fronts, and that D-Line is downright scary and one of the best in the league instantly.
13th. I'm strongly considering the possibility of trading down with this pick, with the 49ers for picks 31 and 34 in exchange for basically Tavon Austin to counter Percy Harvin. It depends on who is available at this juncture, and I believe Jarvis Jones will still be there. If he is, I believe we should take him. Forget the combine, forget the 40 time, forget the medical condition, and simply watch the tape. He is a force to be reckoned with and will be an instant starter on the outside from day 1.
106th- I know what you're thinking, “We need another starting guard! Why are you waiting till the 4th round?!” Well, if we traded down the 13th pick, I'd probably go with Larry Warford. But, I believe mid round Olinemen can still step in and make a difference. (Slauson was a 6th round pick). Enter Dallas Thomas. He needs to put on a few pounds (6'5, 305) but I believe he could platoon with Ducasse at LG to start with and have the starting job by himself mid way through the year.
My sleeper of this mock? Jasper Collins. 6'0 190, posted stats of 92 catches, 1694 yards (18.4 AVG) and 22 TD's. Ran a 4.47, and can also return kicks.
Braden Hansen is obviously just O-Line depth at this point, but he played pretty well this past season, and is versatile, can play center and guard. We all know what happens if Mangold gets hurt, it would be nice to have somebody else on the roster, who, you know, can actually play center?
And finally, NO, I am not drafting a QB in this mock. I want a QB next year. (Preferably Boyd or Murray). I believe we have too many holes to waste a higher pick on a QB in a weak class that might not pan out. Go QB 1st round next year, trade up if need be.