With the second pick in the 2017 Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft the San Francisco 49ers have selected cornerback Marshon Lattimore. JacobNL is the acting general manager for the 49ers. Below is his rationale for the pick:
''When looking at San Francisco’s roster you cannot help but wonder where it went wrong for this franchise. Once a roster filled with stars is currently in a total state of flux. I was debating—and partially still am—on how to fix this roster the quickest way possible. Looking at the board on my screen and a handwritten note to myself on who to pick left me wondering if I was gonna make the right choice selecting Jamal Allen or Solomon Thomas when Myles Garrett was removed from the board. The Browns made that a lot easier with him being gone. I had my mail ready for Jeremy with selecting Thomas but then went back to the tape.
Thomas and Allen are both beasts but not the player this roster needs. San Francisco needs everything: a quarterback, a No. 1 receiver, some offensive line help, defensive run stuffers, linebackers and most importantly: playmakers in the secondary. The only other picks that made sense for me was selecting linebacker Reuben Foster or Jamal Adams/Malik Hooker but all those guys do not have the ceiling my pick has. This franchise needs the best player that is available, bringing me to the surprise second overall pick of the 2017 POD mock draft: Marshon Lattimore.
This class is filled with highly talented corners and there is one, in particular, that has everything you ever want in a corner. Marshon Lattimore does it all. He jams you at the line, he follows you around on the field and can sit in your hip pocket to not give you an inch. His only knock is his inexperience but you cannot teach 4.36 speed, 38.5 inch vertical and ball hawking skills like his. This guy is gonna be the Big Play Slay for San Francisco and has the potential to be even more. Let me know what you guys think of the first upset in this draft!
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