It had to happen some time. Frankly, I'm somewhat surprised it didn't happen earlier. The 2015 Battle Red Blog Mock Draft has had its first deserter, as fredy05 failed to get his pick in on time or to respond to inquiries about when, pray tell, he would be submitting said pick.
Fortunately, we have an ace in the hole in the form of nationally renowned NFL analyst and BRB Masthead alumnus Rivers McCown. The least heralded of the McCown Brothers stepped up to the plate in our time of need and delivered the following selection and logic on behalf of the Niners.
With the 15th pick of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Kevin White (WR--West Virginia).
Torrey Smith is a fine receiver, if now overpaid, but after letting go of Michael Crabtree and Steve Johnson, San Francisco's wideout corps could use a game-changer as the front office attempts to transition more of the weight of the offense onto the shoulders of Colin Kaepernick. Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton didn't exactly force their way onto the field last year.
Which is why they're thrilled to wake up and find the best wideout in the draft (in my estimation), Kevin White, here this late in the first round. Despite some degree of uncertainty about the defensive line, at inside linebacker, and at cornerback, White is simply too good to pass up at this point.
Unless you simply don't believe in Kevin White as a legitimate NFL wideout, I reckon you have to consider this pick a veritable no-brainer for the 49ers. Even if it means your dreams of the Houston Texans somehow getting their mitts on White at No. 16 are now dashed. Speaking of, your Houston Texans, via the masthead of this here website, are now on the clock. The post announcing the Texans' pick in this mock draft will be published for all of you to criticize at 10 a.m. CDT tomorrow morning.
Recapping the first fifteen picks of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft...
|1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||hlc1221||Jameis Winston||QB||FSU|
|2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee)||Caprock High Football||Leonard Williams||DE/DT||USC|
|3. Jacksonville Jaguars||AFBuzz||Vic Beasely||OLB||Clemson|
|4. Oakland Raiders||HTown5||Amari Cooper||WR||Alabama|
|5. Washington Redskins||BriceMcCainHOF||Randy Gregory||DE/LB||Nebraska|
|6. New York Jets||WotanTX||Marcus Mariota||QB||Oregon|
|7. Chicago Bears||DaJarBot||Dante Fowler, Jr.||OLB||Florida|
|8. Atlanta Falcons||grandmasteroz||Alvin Dupree||DE/OLB||Kentucky|
|9. New York Giants||Coolbreeze3||Danny Shelton||DT||Washington|
|10. St. Louis Rams||El Torito||Brandon Scherff||OT||Iowa|
|11 Minnesota Vikings||Puma028||DeVante Parker||WR||Louisville|
|12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland)||Huggy The Bear||Shane Ray||DE||Missouri|
|13. New Orleans Saints||UTBawse23||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|14. Miami Dolphins||Bleyd||La'el Collins||OT||LSU|
|15. San Francisco 49ers||
||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|
|16. Houston Texans||BRB Masthead|
|17. San Diego Chargers||traviscogg|
|18. Kansas City Chiefs||Zach_The_Gamecock|
|19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo)||Huggy The Bear|
|20. Philadelphia Eagles||gm.in.waiting|
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Free Range|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers||bigralph|
|23. Detroit Lions||BostonianToro|
|24. Arizona Cardinals||bt20|
|25. Carolina Panthers||TexanStro|
|26. Baltimore Ravens||Three and Out|
|27. Dallas Cowboys||Roll.Texans.Roll|
|28. Denver Broncos||BNew417|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||Schaubshank Redemption|
|30. Green Bay Packers||FeedEmToTheWolves8099|
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan|
TIMING FOR SUBMITTING REMAINING PICKS:
Pick Due By...
|16. Houston Texans||BRB Masthead||4/13 @ 7 p.m.|
|17. San Diego Chargers||traviscogg||4/14 @ Noon|
|18. Kansas City Chiefs||Zach_The_Gamecock||4/14 @7 p.m.|
|19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo)||Huggy The Bear||4/15 @ Noon|
|20. Philadelphia Eagles||gm.in.waiting||4/15 @ 7 p.m.|
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Free Range||4/16 @ Noon|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers||bigralph||4/16 @ 7 p.m.|
|23. Detroit Lions||BostonianToro||4/17 @ Noon|
|24. Arizona Cardinals||bt20||4/17 @ 7 p.m.|
|25. Carolina Panthers||TexanStro||4/18 @ Noon|
|26. Baltimore Ravens||Three and Out||4/18 @ 7 p.m.|
|27. Dallas Cowboys||Roll.Texans.Roll||4/19 @ Noon|
|28. Denver Broncos||BNew417||4/19 @ 7 p.m.|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||Schaubshank Redemption||4/20 @ Noon|
|30. Green Bay Packers||FeedEmToTheWolves8099||4/20 @ 7 p.m.|
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23||4/21 @ Noon|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan||4/21 @ 7 p.m.