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49 in 49: Pac-12 Week

Posted by Taylor Price on March 18, 2013 – 10:45 AM

For the next seven days, 49ers.com will continue profiling the most compelling prospects available in the 2013 NFL Draft as part of our “49 in 49″ series.

Next up, the Pac-12’s talent comes into focus. Seven prospects from the conference will be featured, including a son of a former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowler.

The Pac-12 enjoyed another competitive season led by a pair of 12-win teams, Stanford and Oregon, who finished No. 7 and No. 2 in the AP’s Top 25 rankings, respectively.

Oregon State also finished in the Top 25, a 9-4 record allowed the Beavers to claim the No. 20 overall ranking.

In 2012, San Francisco notably picked multi-dimensional Oregon running back LaMichael James with the 61st overall selection in the second-round of the NFL Draft.

James came on strong late in the regular season as a backup running back and kickoff return man. James averaged 4.6 yards per carry in the regular season and scored his first career rushing touchdown in San Francisco’s NFC title game victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Jim Harbaugh, the former Stanford head coach, was well aware of James’ talents from competing against the former Oregon standout in college. In 2013, Harbaugh remains ahead of the curve when it comes to evaluating Pac-12 talent. He’s directly coached, competed against and in some cases recruited many of the top West Coast prospects available in this year’s draft.

Which Pac-12 talent would you like to see in a 49ers uniform next season? Leave your thoughts in the comment section at the bottom of this post.

It looks like the Pac-12 conference has a good idea on who the 49ers should draft in April.


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7 Responses to “49 in 49: Pac-12 Week”

  1. By 11yearswithalex on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    yeah james looked good and with a full year under his belt look for him to improve even more and be a force out of the backfield

  2. By ProtestTheLegacy on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    UCLA DT Datone Jones. Cal WR Keenan Allen would be nice too if he can get back to full shape.

  3. By Jacobavich on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    Cal WR Keenan Allen would be a good addition.

  4. By Thor on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    Fauria–TE from UCLA…6-7 270 —est 5th rounder—caught 12 td’s last year which led all the top TE’s…just what we need from Delanie’s replacement….a red zone, 1st down threat to make us a little more threatening in the red zone.

    There are other good tight ends but I’d make sure to bolster defensive back/safety/corner, Nose tackle, center, olb, first since it appears we could have someone as efficient in the red zone with a 5th round pick.

  5. By Thor on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    Trufant from Washington would be nice, if we a) could trade up without losing all the backup help we need from the draft in picks we’d need to give up…apparently we’d need still need a starting safety to fill the Goldson shoes which a lot of folks say that Culliver could handle?

  6. By Emanuel Gutierrez on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    I think Robert woods would be the best fit for the 49ers because of what he can do after the catch and because he is a very physical receiver .

  7. By Slayr0910 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Desmond trufant hell help improve the secondary a versatile defensive back husky nation the safety from the sooners would be the smartest pick with the unfortunate departure of Goldson

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