49ers 2013 Draft Recap
The 49ers selected 11 total players in the 2013 NFL Draft. They made about four trades which at this point looking to 2014 the 49ers currently sit at 10 picks. Here are all the picks and a quick overview on each player.
No.18 Eric Reid – 6’1, 213 – Safety, LSU
That familiarity bred early success for Reid, as he played in all 13 games, got crucial playing time against Alabama (six tackles, one for loss) and got starts in the final three regular season games. And though he didn’t start the team’s bowl win over Texas A&M, he still came through with seven stops and an interception. As a sophomore, Reid started all 12 games in which he played, leaving the Ole Miss game and missing the Arkansas contest with a thigh injury. His team-leading 76 tackles, two interceptions, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles on the year earned him second-team All-SEC honors from league media. Reid continued that momentum into 2012, starting every game while compiling 91 total tackles. He added seven pass breakups to go with two interceptions.
No.40 Cornellius Carradine – 6’4, 276 – Defensive End, Florida St
The Cincinnati product signed with Illinois out of high school, but academic issues forced him to enroll at Butler Community College. His 26 sacks in two years for the Grizzlies, including a nation-leading 16 in a 2010 season where the team lost the national junior college championship game, made Carradine the top JUCO prospect in the country. Several major college programs recruited Carradine to finish out his career on their campus, but Florida State won that battle. He played in all 13 games for the Seminoles in 2011, and despite not starting a single game, he had more tackles than Werner (38 versus 37), and his eight tackles for loss included 5.5 sacks. He finished the year strong, compiling four tackles and a sack against Notre Dame in the team?s 18-14 Champs Sports Bowl win. As a senior, Carradine was thrust into first string duties opposite Bjoern Werner after Brandon Jenkins was sidelined with a foot injury. He then went on to start 12 games, registering 80 total tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, 11 of which were sacks. Against Florida, however, Carradine tore his ACL and will miss a large portion of the pre-draft process because of it, including the Senior Bowl.
No.55 Vance McDonald – 6’4, 267 – Tight End, Rice
Despite his size and NFL projection, McDonald was mostly used as a slot receiver throughout his career, creating a size and physical mismatch in both the passing and running games. In his first season, McDonald caught 12 passes but missed two games due to an injury. He quickly turned into Rice’s top receiving option in 2010, amassing 396 yards and eight touchdowns on 28 receptions. In that same year, McDonald was named the Owls’ top receiver after earning the George R. Brown Award. In 2011, McDonald continued his consistent production, catching 43 passes for 452 yards and five touchdowns. His numbers dipped a bit as a senior, collecting 36 catches for 458 yards and two touchdowns. McDonald also finished the season as the team’s long snapper.
No.88 Corey Lemonier – 6’3, 255 – Defensive End, Auburn
No.128 Quinton Patton – 6’0, 204 – Wide Receiver, Louisiana Tech
Patton won first-team all-conference accolades in his first year in Ruston (which is located in north central Louisiana) after catching 79 passes for 1,202 yards and 11 scores. His efforts against San Jose State (five catches, 116 yards, one touchdown) and Nevada (7-162, TD) were instrumental in the Bulldogs? winning their league championship. It was no surprise Patton contributed right away, as several FBS programs had interest in his services coming out of Coffeyville Community College. Not only was he an all-conference receiver as a redshirt sophomore in Junior College in 2010 (687 receiving yards, four TDs), but he also received honors as a punter (39.8 yards per attempt).
Patton and the rest of the Louisiana Tech offense took the nation by storm in 2012. Their up-tempo passing offense racked up huge scores, tons of yardage, and a 9-3 record. Patton starred in the offense, earning first-team All-WAC honors and second-team All-American honors thanks to his 104 catches for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns.
No.131 Marcus Lattimore – 5’11, 221 – Running Back, South Carolina
Lattimore started his sophomore season strong, rushing for over 100 yards in four of the first six contests (including 246 yards and three scores against Navy). He suffered a season-ending torn left ACL against Mississippi State, however, which led to six missed games and a November surgery. SEC coaches voted him second-team all-conference after 2011 season despite his injury, recognizing his playmaking ability.
Lattimore came back strong in 2012, and was having an impressive season, until Oct. 27 in a game against Tennessee, during which he suffered a devastating knee injury that ultimately would end his college career. Lattimore tore all three ligaments in his right knee. After the season, Lattimore decided he was going to rehab and declare for the NFL draft.
No.157 Quinton Dial – 6’5, 318 – Defensive End, Alabama
Dial planned on attending Alabama after being named one of the Yellowhammer State’s best high school players in 2008 (eight sacks as a senior). Academics forced him to go to East Mississippi Community College at first, where he played for two seasons. Despite being recruited by other schools after his JUCO career, he came back to the Tide for the team’s BCS title-winning 2011 season, playing in 12 games, starting one, making 24 tackles, three for loss, and one sack. In his senior year, Dial recorded 21 tackles (5 for loss) and 1.5 sacks.
No.180 Nick Moody – 6’1, 236 – Outside Lineback, Florida St
In his first year at Florida State, Moody took a redshirt after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery. The following year, he appeared in all 13 games for the Seminoles and earned two starts at the rover position. He totaled 33 tackles on the season. In 2010, Moody started at safety, where he registered 79 tackles (four for loss), two pass breakups, and one interception, which he returned for a score. Moody dealt with a lingering groin injury in 2011, which limited him to only nine games and just 23 tackles. In 2012, Moody moved to linebacker, and had 20 tackles and one sack in 14 games.
No.237 B.J. Daniels – 6’0, 217 – Quarterback, South Florida
No.246 Carter Bykowski – 6’6, 306 – Tackle, Iowa St.
No.252 Marcus Cooper – 6’2, 192 – Cornerback, Rutgers