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Morning Tailgate: April 26

Posted by Taylor Price on April 26, 2012 – 10:27 AM

The day we’ve all been waiting months for is finally here, the 2012 NFL Draft is now upon us. It should be a pretty busy three-day stretch of coverage on 49ers.com, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT tonight when the draft officially begins.

We’ll have our annual live draft room camera on throughout the weekend which gives fans the ultimate insight into the team’s draft weekend deliberations. Also, make sure to check out our Draft Central throughout the weekend for the latest videos, stories and photos on this year’s draft class.

Before we begin the biggest day of the offseason, let’s take one last look at the latest 49ers draft projections.

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock revealed his 2012 mock draft which had the 49ers taking Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright with the No. 30 overall selection.

Chad Reuter of NFL.com offers a seven-round mock draft where he sees the 49ers taking the following players in rounds one through seven: Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, Illinois guard Jeff Allen, Miami outside linebacker Olivier Vernon, Florida defensive end Jaye Howard, Mississippi State center Quentin Saulsberry, Northwestern State cornerback Jeremy Lane and South Carolina State free safety Christian Thompson.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee examines the likelihood of six prospects (Bruce Irvin, Coby Fleener, Stephen Hill, Amini Silatolu, Kendall Wright and Kevin Zeitler) being drafted by the 49ers in the first-round.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares his final mock draft of the 2012 offseason with Silatolu being San Francisco’s first-round selection. Maiocco also writes that the 49ers would be best served to target a wide receiver in later rounds due to this year’s depth at the position.

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com reveals his final top 100 players of this year’s draft class.

Lastly, make sure to read 49ers.com’s live chat transcript with quarterback Alex Smith. Plenty of humorous and insightful comments came from Smith during the hour-long session.

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16 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: April 26”

  1. By TIM on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    On twitter you said that Baalke thinks he can find contributors to the team in all 7 rounds of this draft. Why would he say such a silly thing when he knows that there is NO chance that 7 rookies make this team this year ? Baalke is smart and he must know that he needs to use some of the later round picks to trade up in a couple rounds, to get the best possible players available. Drafting 7 rookies will only mean that he will need to cut 2 or 3 of them,so why draft them ?

  2. By kram on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    come on i’m getting tired of trying to get my post up here..it takes 3 sometimes 4 times to get a post..veryu frustrating……

  3. By the fanster on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    tim,some of the best players currently in the nfl were either drafted in rounds 6-7 or werent drafted at all,,there are all kinds of diamonds in the rough to be found in the latter rounds of this years draft,,keep up your faith,,you never know

  4. By the fanster on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    less than 2 hours to go,,the draft is the start of football season for me,,after the draft I gotta start researching all the new kids on the block to prepare form the up-coming fantasy football season,,o.t.a.’s,,mini-camps,,summer training camps,pre-season games,,MAN,,,IM READY!!!!!49ERS FOR LIFE

  5. By SSgt. Diesel on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Really hope we can get Hill in the first round he looks like a good solid reciever.

  6. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    oh now i see why the alex fans are all for alex running the offense it is because they have ackers as their kicker …bad form guys really come on here and make a stink about a QB and cry and moan he needs to b here and that all the coaches had a standing order to not try and lure alex to their team because he really is the best they just let the niners have him …yeah right ….so you guys made all that noise and it was so you could have ackers score you points on your fantasy team ….well most of us watch the games for the team we rooted for and watched and bought jerseys and hot dogs and you use this team as a combine to ramp up your defnesive points and kicker points …just bad dudes …..the true niners fans who waqnt a better team not just some fantasy player to be good onn the team are the true losers you dont even care about the team because it doesnt have megatron as you wr or welker as your TE or even not your favorite RB …..not cool and you chould be on another blog for fantasy players

  7. By DYENNY on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LETS GO NINER FANS FINALLY LETS SEE WHO PUTS OVER THE TOP INTO THE SUPER BOWL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  8. By the fanster on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WOW,BIG SURPRISE,WELCOME TO THE 49ER FAMILY A.J. JENKINS

  9. By SHIP on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    A. J. Jenkins? With WR Stephen Hill & B Doug Martin still on the board? Why do I get the feeling we could have gotten A. J. Jenkins with our 2nd pick? I am not an expert but this pick makes me really wonder.

  10. By 49fsince67 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I do not know much about Big Ten players out east, but they must have seen something they really like..I think niners are going vertical this year,,this guy is fast..welcome to the niners jenkins!

  11. By Apocalypto on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    BOMB BAY DOORS are OPEN….BOMBS AWAY! How do cover the 49ers 4 recvr sets with TE’s that can also run??? answer= U CAN’T !

  12. By Basil on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    not too sure about our number 1 pick either BUT one thing for sure, the Crab should feel the hot water. Wake up Prima – donna!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  13. By Basil on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    Seven/Eleven you really are a bore!

  14. By Basil on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    something else i’ve kind of learned to quit second guessing our coaches, they seem to know what their doing, understatement!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  15. By kram on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    thats why i love having harbaugh and baalke…they knew who they wanted…they pick who they know will work in the niner system…not who the sooo called experts think they should pick…if this works out any where near last years pick watch out..in harbaugh we trust….we all went aldon WHO? well look what happened…crabtree is going to have to work hard now..this kid will start…

  16. By kram on Apr 27, 2012 | Reply

    i wasn’t liking a wr at the 30th pick…fleener or martin were my picks but hey glad it wasn’t hill or jeffery..this kid can play all wr spots and returns punts…just in case ginn gets hurt again…can’t wait to see their next picks this is awesome..feels good to know you have good people running the team again..

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