The San Francisco 49ers have completed a fantastic first round. If I were to give them a grade, I'd definitely consider giving them an A+ for the way John Lynch and Co. fleeced the Chicago Bears out of draft picks to get the same player they would have otherwise.
Then to use one of those Bears' picks to trade up and get Reuben Foster was the steal of the draft. After loading up on defense with the first two picks, I think the 49ers will look to address other positions, possibly offense come Day 2.
There are reports that the 49ers are looking for a tight end and some other skill positions to help out Brian Hoyer.
Here are 5 names the 49ers should consider on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
1. TE Gerald Everett, Southern Alabama
I think that the 49ers are looking to address the tight end position early in the draft here on Day 2 and it may come from Alabama. No, not the powerhouse in Tuscaloosa, he comes from Southern Alabama. Everett has been a tight end that the 49ers have been tied to since the beginning of the draft process, according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.
At 6-foot-3, 239 pounds, he has fantastic size to be a solid tight end. He has similar size and toughness to Brandon Marshall, but moves like Delanie Walker. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein says that he doesn't seem to have a comparison at the pro level. His route running isn't fully developed, but his speed and size are ideal at the next level. Could be a great pass-catcher, not necessarily a blocking tight end.
2. RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
The 49ers have a lot of running backs on the roster, but many of their signings are only on the team for the near future, like DuJuan Harris or Tim Hightower. Carlos Hyde is entering a make or break year and Mike Davis hasn't shown much so far.
In a deep running back class, the 49ers should look to add RB Alvin Kamara from Tennessee. He's one of the few backs that are able to do it all on the field, run and catch passes out of the backfield. Someone that's ideal for the 49ers' zone-based running scheme.
In his junior season at TENN, he ran for 596 yards on 103 carries, while also catching 40 passes. He did miss some time with an LCL Sprain, as NFL.com's Lance Zierlein stated.
Doesn't have the off-field stuff like Cook or Mixon, thus it seems possible the 49ers could grab Kamara here on Day 2.
3. WR Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech
The 49ers must also address their wide receiving corps, as Pierre Garcon and Jeremy Kerley are the only veteran starters of the bunch. Bruce Ellington has injury concerns that continue to recur and the 49ers might not be able to depend on him for longer.
That's where Isaiah Ford from Virginia Tech comes in. At 6-foot-1, 194 pounds, he's an averaged-sized wide receiver. But his ability comes in speed and ability to stretch defenses vertically. It'll be interesting to see how he fights off corners in press coverage, but he should dominate in zone coverages.
Ford has the ability to blow the top off of defenses, according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, so let's see if the 49ers consider him on Day 2.
4. CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado
Although Chidobie Awuzie is garnering all the attention from Colorado, Ahkello Witherspoon is flying under the radar and might be the real prize.
Witherspoon stands tall at 6-foot-3 and has the length and size to play outside corner for the 49ers. He could be the Richard Sherman of Robert Saleh's version of the Seattle Defense. He led the nation in PBUs and his best game came against John Ross. He held John Ross to four measly catches for not many yards.
Witherspoon could be had in the third round and a potential gem of a pick at that!
5. OLB Tim Williams, Alabama
The last position that the 49ers could look to address on Day 2 will the outside linebacker spot, where Tim Williams might fall into their lap. Williams is a first-round talent that will be here due to some off-the-field concerns.
Williams racked up 18.5 sacks the past two seasons and always has the ability to get the SACK! As EOD Kyle mentioned on his Podcast, Williams would be a great selection here.
They could pair him up with Reuben Foster, fellow Alabama teammate, and let this defense play out.
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