Updating 49ers First Round Big Board Post Combine

February 26, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every NFL draft tends to have a theme. Last season, it was the year of the offensive lineman. In 2014, the throne goes to the receivers and defensive backs.
Luckily for the San Francisco 49ers, they have needs in both areas.
What direction will general manager Trent Baalke go in the first round? The possibility of adding another receiver is enticing, but we all remember the last time the 49ers drafted a WR in the first round. 
Baalke has a good track record with defensive backs in the early rounds. Eric Reid, the 49ers 2013 first-round selection, proved to be a stud in his first season. Can Baalke strike gold once again?
For some, going BPA (Best Player Available) seems like the most logical pathway. While I tend to agree with this thinking, we'll likely see the 49ers balance the BPA model with a need-based formula. So, don't be shocked if Jadeveon Clowney or Johnny Manziel is nowhere to be seen on this list. 
Let's take a look at the 49ers firs...

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