Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide nose guard Jesse Williams (54) prior to the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Mock Draft 2013: San Francisco 49ers Select…


This pick was made by Josh Hill of Fansided.com

The San Francisco 49ers select Jesse Williams out of Alabama.

Here is how the draft currently stands:

Jim Harbaugh loves his defensive players and he likes them raw and mean. Jesse Williams represents just about everything Harbaugh wants, as he’s big, tough, comes from the best pro football factory in the country and has incredible upside.

Williams is a guy who clearly won’t see a heavy amount of playing time in 2013, but no Niners rookies are simply handed jobs in the Harbaugh era. While the Crimson Tide product will play sparingly in 2013, he’ll learn the ropes and be able to step right in and fill the shoes of Justin Smith when his contract runs out.

But be careful here, as much like the Atlanta Falcons are poised to do, the Niners have more than enough picks to move up in the first round and snipe a top defensive prospect in the middle of the round. There have been reports of San Francisco eyeing this very strategy, but don’t take that as a slight against Williams.

Rookies are going to be wildly important to the Niners success moving forward, as they’ll soon be strapped for cash and the more rookies they have to insert into roles after they’ve gained experience, the better.

Here is how the draft currently stands:

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills —  Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers —  Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
12. Miami Dolphins —  Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU
16. St. Louis Rams — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
18. Dallas Cowboys — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
19. New York Giants — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears — Manti Te’o, linebacker, Notre Dame
21. Cincinnati Bengals — D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
22. St, Louis Rams (via Washington) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU
23. Minnesota Vikings — Arthur Brown, linebacker, Kansas State
24. Indianapolis Colts — Datone Jones, defensive end, UCLA
25. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle) — Sylvester Williams, defensive tackle, North Carolina
26. Green Bay Packers — Menelik Watson, offensive tackle, Florida State
27. Houston Texans — Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee
28. Denver Broncos — Björn Werner, defensive end, Florida State
29. New England Patriots —  Markus Wheaton, wide receiver, Oregon State
30. Atlanta Falcons — D.J. Hayden, cornerback, Houston
31. San Francisco 49ers — Jesse Williams, defensive tackle, Alabama

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