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.[toggle_box title=”No.18 Eric Reid – 6’1, 213 – Safety, LSU”] It was a no-brainer for Reid, a highly touted national recruit with an excellent academic record, to commit to LSU. His father is in the school’s athletic hall of fame as an All-American hurdler, winning the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior in 1987. Eric Reid Sr. still works on the LSU campus, so his son got to know the facilities and team’s coaches quite well growing up.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.40 Cornellius Carradine – 6’4, 276 – Defensive End, Florida St”] It would surprise no one that Florida State was the last school to have three defensive ends selected in the top 100 picks of the NFL draft; in 1998, Andre Wadsworth (picked third overall by Arizona), Greg Spires (83rd, New England), and Julian Pittman (99th, New Orleans) came off the board by the early fourth round. Carradine has big-time talent, even though he finished the year on the sideline after seeing starter’s action for a majority of the season.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.55 Vance McDonald – 6’4, 267 – Tight End, Rice”] McDonald, the son of a former Texas Longhorns linebacker, did not receive the attention of large collegiate programs out of high school. One reason could be his hometown of Winnie, Texas, which has a population of less than 3,500 people. Even though he comes from a small town, McDonald has big-time talent and displayed plenty of that during Senior Bowl week.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.88 Corey Lemonier – 6’3, 255 – Defensive End, Auburn”] The 2010 Under Armour High School All-American Game participant, and top 10 high school defensive end recruit didn?t need much time to make an impact with the Tigers, playing in all 14 games as a true freshman and starting once (against Tennessee-Chattanooga), making 17 tackles, five for loss, two sacks ?- including three tackles, one for loss, against Oregon in the team?s BCS Championship Game victory. SEC coaches named him first-team all-conference as a sophomore, a rare feat, due to his team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss, and 9.5 sacks. As a junior, Lemonier saw a big drop off in his stats from the previous season, as he recorded just 5.5 sacks, and 5.5 tackles for loss.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.128 Quinton Patton – 6’0, 204 – Wide Receiver, Louisiana Tech”] Louisiana Tech surprised many across the country in 2011, winning seven straight games in October and November, and the Western Athletic Conference title -? the first time they wore that crown since 2001. The Bulldogs lost a close 31-24 game to TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl, but during the broadcast, it came to light that Patton and teammate Adrien Cole gave up the $300 Best Buy certificates awarded to them in their bowl prizes to kids participating in the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Add that sort of character to his talent, and it makes scouts very intrigued with his potential as an NFL playmaker and locker room presence.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.131 Marcus Lattimore – 5’11, 221 – Running Back, South Carolina”] South Carolina’s high school “Mr. Football” in 2009 (after racking up 1,898 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns his senior year) decided to stay in-state for his collegiate football career, and made his presence felt as a true freshman the following fall. The National Freshman of the Year by many media outlets also earned a spot on the Walter Camp All-American second team and first-team All-SEC accolades from league coaches after rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 scores his first year on campus. Only Heisman Trophy winner and NFL star back George Rogers ran for more yards in school history (in 1979 and 1980). Three games accounted for a large share of his season totals, though all were in wins over SEC East opponents that helped the Gamecocks win the division (182 yards against Georgia, 184 against Tennessee, 212 (with three TDs) at Florida).
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.157 Quinton Dial – 6’5, 318 – Defensive End, Alabama”] Even though Alabama head coach Nick Saban has his pick of defensive line recruits coming out of high school, he’s found some good bargains from the junior college ranks. Of course, All-American Terrence “Mount” Cody is the most well-known example, as he helped the Tide win their first BCS title under Saban in 2009. But in Dial and teammate Jesse Williams, Saban brought in two quality players from the JUCO ranks that helped him win BCS title number two in 2011. Dial’s not going to be graded as highly as Williams by NFL scouts, but his size and potential as a reserve defensive lineman in a 3-4 or 4-3 system could get him drafted.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.180 Nick Moody – 6’1, 236 – Outside Lineback, Florida St”] Moody helped his Roman Catholic High School team to the league championship as a senior. Throughout his career, he played cornerback, safety and linebacker on defense, and receiver on offense. Heralded as a four star prospect and one of the top high school players in Pennsylvania, Moody chose FSU over offers from Penn State, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Temple.
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.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.237 B.J. Daniels – 6’0, 217 – Quarterback, South Florida”] Daniels was a dual-threat quarterback for the Bulls, accounting for 52 touchdowns through the air and 25 on the ground over four seasons at South Florida.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.246 Carter Bykowski – 6’6, 306 – Tackle, Iowa St.”] At Iowa State’s pro day, Bykowski ran the 40 in 5.31 and 5.46 seconds. He had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.72 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.85 seconds. He performed 25 strength lifts. Bykowski, who has 33 3/4-inch arms, opened his college career as a tight end and is capable of playing left tackle.
[/toggle_box] [toggle_box title=”No.252 Marcus Cooper – 6’2, 192 – Cornerback, Rutgers”] At Rutgers’ pro day, Cooper ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.46 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.42 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.89 seconds. He performed 20 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.