Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller (17) celebrates with safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) after making an interception in the fourth quarter. The Hokies defeated the Tar Heels 27-17 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: San Francisco 49ers to select a CB in first round?

On Tuesday, a report from Matt Burrows of The Sacramento Bee surfaced, explaining that the San Francisco 49ers were targeting a safety in next month’s draft.

Lamarcus Joyner of the Florida State Seminoles (and his Seminole teammate, Terrence Brooks), Jestin Love of the Central Arkansas Bears, and Jimmie Ward of the Northern Illinois were pointed out as specific prospects the 49ers were looking at.

However, Doug Williams of NBC Bay Area, believes the 49ers’ biggest need is at cornerback, and points out that several draft pundits agree.

“The 49ers aren’t thin in too many spots, but cornerback certainly qualifies, and they could use someone coming in ready to contribute,” wrote Kiper. “Fuller has been good during the evaluation process and now seems like a reasonable option this high. With Eric Reid and Antoine Bethea on the back end (at safety), CB will be a priority in the draft.”

NFL.com analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bryan Fischer, meanwhile, predict the 49ers will take cornerback Jason Verrett of TCU.

The 49ers have lost Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers to the Oakland Raiders, so the position has certainly become a need.

They used their first round pick on LSU Tigers’ safety Eric Reid last year.

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  • Brian Gustafson

    CB is where we need to start and moving up to the mid teens and getting Gilbert is what we need to do.

    • geep

      @ Brian: Maybe if he falls, which a couple of sports writers are predicting, otherwise,
      it would cost the 9ers too many picks!! Gilbert is currently projected to be in the top
      10 players drafted and would likely cost the 9ers (using draft value chart) ~1300 points!
      Or pick # 30, 56 and 61 and 125, = (1299 points)!!

      • Brian Gustafson

        I figure Gilbert will last to 15, so we can save that 30 pick and pay not much more.

        I think we need to win the Super Bowl now and put the hawks down to “also-rans”.

        With luck, we’ll get Marqise Lees with out 30th pick and get two first string Niners.

        • geep

          @ Brian: Gilbert at 15? Maybe?? Don’t like Lee, injury prone, too
          small, slow and not strong enough to fight off Seahags DB’s to get
          off the LOS!! Like Donte Moncrief at pick 56 and Jordan Matthews at
          pick # 61!!! Both are big and fast enough to handle Seahag DB’s and
          take the top of the D!! I can see Baalke pulling another surprise 1st
          round # 30 pick for RaShere Hageman!!
          I like Sammy Watkins older brother, Florida CB Jaylen Watkins! kids
          a baller and almost as athletic as his younger brother

  • geep

    The 9ers top needs in the draft are #1 CB’s or DB’s that can play both CB and Safety
    and WR’s!! However, what two plays in the last two years, are the difference between two Super Bowl wins and none? Two Red Zone passes, # one, to Crabs, the last play in the SB and # two, the interception in the Red Zone at Seattle, in the championship game!! Name one player the 9ers could draft, that would give them a Red Zone target that could have changed both loses to wins? The same WR that caught the pass in the
    Red Zone, to give Florida St. the BCS championship, KELVIN BENJAMIN!!