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.