||This years picks:
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1. With the
49ers first pick of this years draft, they traded up 3 spots with Miami, sending Miami
their 27th pick and a fifth rounder, to aquire D.T. Reggie McGrew. McGrew is huge at 6-5
305 pounds and is really quick to running the 40 in 4.89 seconds. His agility and great
size will make him a strong force in the middle, where he excells at stopping the run, and
uses the speed to chase down QBs. His durability is a little in question, however he
provides much needed depth on the line. Until Bryant Young comes back the 9ers may opt ot
move Junior Bryant outside and play Buckner and McGrew inside. Overall a good pick that
offers the 9ers much needed depth on the defensive line. He also allows the 9ers to move
the players on the line around a lot in different situations.
2. The 49ers second pick came in the third round, where the selected another defesive
lineman, this time an end, Chike Okeafor (6-4 ¼, 255, 4.75) of Purdue. Okeafor is a
converted line backer who has shown good instincts with 3 sacs in his final game, however
he must keep his head screwed on right if he intends on making it in the NFL.
3. The 49ers traded down from the first pick in the fourth round 3 spots, where they
drafted CB Anthony Parker. Parker is a big CB (6-0 5/8, 198, 4.45) who is a little raw
around the edges. However he played excellently in two college all star games and has the
potential to play as he did that game every game. He will most likely begin with the 49ers
as a nickle back. His size is a great attribute, especially on the 9ers where they have a
short defensive backfield. The 49ers also aquired a 6th round pick in the trade.
4. The 49ers traded into the 4th round sending Marc Edwards to the Browns, in exchange for
the 15th pick in the 4th. Don't panic, they signed Tommy Vardell again! Here they picked
up Pierson Prioleau, a safety. Priolea is small, but is a great athlete (5-10, 190, 4.51).
Lacks great cover skills but is a hard hitter. Has a definate eye for the quarterback, and
probably will back up Zack Bronson next season if Tim McDonald retires.
5. With the 49ers first pick in the fifth round the selected running back Terry Jackson
(5-11, 220, 4.75). Jackson is a versatile player with quickness, he can play halfback, or
fullback, and even dabbed a little as a line backer. He has good vision, and with the loss
of Marc Edwards, will probably rival Fred Beasely for a spot on the team. He is a little
prone to injury, but is a good blocker and could eventually develop into a starter for the
6. With the 49ers second pick in the fifth round the drafted Tyrone Hopson an offensive
lineman, (6-2 ½, 305, did not run). He is big enought to play for on the 49ers line, but
most likely will just serve as a backup this season. Has the ability to pull, could
improve if maximizes strenth, and works on keeping low and square.
7. With the 49ers first pick of the second round they selected WR Tai Streets (6-1 ½,
193, 4.45). Streets is fast, and has deceptive speed. He is strong and makes the big play.
With all the wide outs on the 9ers team, it's a wonder they selected him, but definately a
practise squad candidate. He has a blown knee though and will miss all of the 99-2000
8. With their final pick the 49ers went back to defense, drafting line backer Kory Minor
(6-0 3/8, 241, 4.7). Minor will add much needed depth to the linebacking squad. With Ken
Norton's carear coming to a close soon, Minor may be able to step in soon. He is a little
short, and needs working coming off the block, but he should be able to be coached into a