The San Francisco 49ers went with a safety with their No. 30 overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The 49ers had hoped to draft a wide receiver, but five came off the board in the first round before the 49ers’ pick was up. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said that he thinks they can still address that need in the second round.
“We feel good about the wide receiver corps all the way through the draft,” Baalke said, via the Bay Area News Group. “We feel there’s value to be had at every level. We felt all along it was one of the positions that had some depth to it.”
There are still some quality wide receivers available, like USC’s Marqise Lee, Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews, Indiana’s Cody Latimer, Fresno State’s Davante Adams and Mississippi’s Donte Moncrief. Unfortunately the 49ers two second round picks come in the bottom half of the round.
They also will get some competition from a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are also looking to take a wide receiver in the second round with the No. 39 pick.