Found April 28, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Here’s a list of the 49ers draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Reid, free safety, LSU – round 1, 18th overall – Niners trade up to get their likely Dashon Goldson replacement. Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State – round 2, 40th overall – Could see time as a pass rushing outside linebacker a la Aldon Smith, but seen as a long term as a potential successor to Justin Smith at defensive end. Vance McDonald, tight end, Rice – round 2, 55th overall – He’ll step into Delanie Walker’s old role as a blocking secondary tight end. Potentially could be another red zone target for Kaepernick. Corey Lemonier, defensive end, Auburn – round 3, 88th overall – Another defensive player. Hmm, I sense a theme going here. Can play standing up as an OLB or with his hand down. Fast for a guy his size (6-foot-4, 255), with a 4.55 40. More depth for the defensive front. Quinton Patton, wide receiver, Louisiana Tech - round 4, 128th overall – Put up big numbers in La. Tech’s prolific passing
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