Ali and Zach got together and decided to run a four-round mock draft! There were plenty of disagreements we had throughout this process, as you will read about as they come up. Be sure to follow us both and Nothing But Niners on Twitter!


Round 1: Pick 9

Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

Boston College DE Harold Landry (#7) is arguably the best pas-rusher in this class not named Bradley Chubb. The addition of someone like Landry would likely go a long way in solving the 49ers’ pass-rush woes. Image credit: Boston College Athletics

EXPLOSIVE! We went with Landry even with a few potential franchise-changers still on the board because we feel that he will bring the dynamic presence off the edge the 49ers so desperately need. With the addition of FA Jeremiah Attaouchu and re-signing of Cassius Marsh, Landry would have some good veterans to work with and help him develop into the 49ers #1 pass-rusher. -A


Round 2: Pick 27

Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk (#3) would give Head Coach Kyle Shanahan a pair of lethal slot WRs when paired with Trent Taylor. Image credit: Tony Gutierrez, AP Photo

STRONG! Kirk is a wide receiver with an extremely strong upper body. While his game does not usually take him blazing down the field, Kirk does legitimate damage in the short-intermediate game. Also, he participates in special teams as a returner, and you could never have too many threats in the return game. His game isn’t dependent on speed, rather built on taking advantage of the correct angles and maximizing his chances of success. Kirk could help evolve the 49ers passing game into an absolute aerial attack! -Z


Round 3: Pick 6

Kevin Toliver, CB, LSU

Louisiana State CB Kevin Toliver (#2) is reported to be a bit entitled and arrogant. However, the talent is surely there. Image credit: Emily Brauner

LANKY! We went with corner Kevin Toliver with the 49ers’ first third-round pick. Toliver has great size for the scheme and brings a natural ability to the position. He’s definitely very raw, but with the addition of a veteran presence in Richard Sherman. he can work out some of the kinks in his game and help him learn how to become a true shutdown corner. -A


Round 3: Pick 10

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Georgia RB Nick Chubb (#27) is the cousin of likely top-five pick, Bradley Chubb. He was part of a dynamic duo with Sony Michel at Georgia. Image credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

BELL-COW! With the 49ers’ second third-round pick, we went with Georgia back Nick Chubb. Chubb would be a perfect complimentary back to newly-signed Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida. He would be the thunder to the lightning that is McKinnon and Breida. Chubb was already the great complimentary back at Georgia to Sony Michel. He has only lost three fumbles in the past two years, and did not lose a fumble in 2017 — so ball security would not be an issue. One concern with Chubb is whether or not he has the ability to beat guys in the second level of the defense. He definitely does lack that ‘second gear’ to completely outrun defensivebacks and finish off the long run. However a coach like Shanahan could get the most out of Chubb’s strengths. -A


Round 4: Pick 28

Hercules Mata’afa, DE, Washington State

Washington State DE Hercules Mata’afa (#50) is a very intriguing draft-prospect. There is some debate as to where he will fit best in the NFL. Image credit: Photo by William Mancebo-Getty Images

INTRIGUING! Few defensive prospects in this draft class are as intriguing as Washington State defender. Hercules Mata’afa. As NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein put it:

“Mata’afa is a challenge to project based on the fact that his tape features him as an interior lineman who won with quickness when matched against players who were 50-70 pounds heavier than he was. He has the size of a 3-4 outside linebacker but may lack the athletic traits and skill level as a rusher to fit right in. His motor and desire give him a chance to become a high-end special teams star and teams might be wise to utilize Mata’afa as an interior rusher in sub-packages.”

Mata’afa finished 2017 in the top five in the nation with 22.5 tackles for a loss. He could develop into a rotational pass-rusher off the edge for the 49ers. -Z