The San Francisco 49ers will have plenty of options to choose from in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft when they hit the clock at #15. However, there’s just a select few guys who’ll be at the top of the team’s wishlist heading into the festivities in Chicago. Here’s our list of 3 Players The San Francisco 49ers Are Likely To Draft In The 1st Round.
CB Trae Waynes - Michigan State
San Francisco's defensive depth chart is in need of a jolt of young talent, and the lightning-fast Waynes has the pure athletic ability and excellent field vision to make that happen. He is a pure press corner who wraps up with very solid fundamentals, and he’s got the recovery speed to chase down the speediest of wide receivers in a dead foot race. If he falls to the 49ers at #15, expect them to jump at the chance and take him.
DL Arik Armstead - Oregon
Armstead has elite-level size at 6’7″, 292 pounds, and he’s got the explosive power within that frame to absolutely drive through both ball carriers and offensive lineman with seeming glee. He emerged as a true disruptive threat for the Oregon Ducks in 2014, and he’s got a extremely-high ceiling that has to be intriguing to the 49ers' brass.
CB Marcus Peters - Washington
Peters brings some noted character concerns after repeated clashes with UW’s assistant coaches got him booted from the program. If you put those red flags to the side, however, you’re looking at perhaps the most athletically gifted cornerback in the draft — a unique blend of prototypical corner size, hip and lower body fluidity, and the length to confuse and redirect receivers of all different talent levels.
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